Michelin Anakee Adventure tyres

Michelin Anakee Adventure tyres

French tyre company Michelin has made a new Anakee Adventure tyre specifically for those riders who don’t like as much adventure as they do touring. The new Michelin Anakee Adventure will be unveiled at the EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan this week (November 6-11). It will be available in Australia from January. It has been …

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Riders flirting with tyre dangers, survey

An alarming number of Australian riders are flirting with danger by riding on illegal, worn and incorrectly inflated tyres, according to a new survey. The 2018 Canstar Blue customer satisfaction survey of more than 350 riders reveals some startling findings about rider attitudes to their motorcycle tyres. Flirting with danger Almost half of Aussie motorcycle riders …

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How motorcycle tyres are made (Pt 2)

Do you know what the codes on the sides of your tyres mean, what sort of tyres you are riding on and how they are made? Motorcycle industry veteran Dale Schmidtchen takes a look at the construction of your motorcycle tyres in part two of a two-part insight into tyres. Click here for part 1 …

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What are your motorcycle tyres made of? (Pt 1)

Have you ever wondered what your motorcycle tyres are made of, why they are black and shiny and whether scrubbing off the shine and warming up the tyres improves grip? Motorcycle industry veteran Dale Schmidtchen takes a look at tyre compounds and answers these questions in part one of a two-part insight into tyres. Click …

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Dale Schmidtchen and his Kwaka Mitas Sport Force+ tyres tested

Mitas Sport Force+ motorcycle tyres tested

Mitas is a well-known brand of motorcycle tyre among off-road riders, but is not so well known as a high-performance road tyre company. So when motorcycle industry veteran Dale Schmidtchen needed new tyres for his Kawasaki ZR-7, he was at first reticent about fitting Mitas Sport Force+ tyres to his bike. Here is his first-impression …

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Puncture-proof motorcycle tyres coming?

Cyclists have had puncture-proof tyres for ages, but we are still to get puncture-proof motorcycle tyres in Australia. There are two varieties that we have heard of: American-made RhinoTire tyre sealant and Indian-made CEAT tyres. RhinoTire technology from the USA is a quick-sealing polymer RhinoPlex gel inside a tyre, which will instantly seal any puncture or incision …

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How to avoid scratched motorcycle rims

Have you ever had new tyres fitted and then found that the rims have been scratched and the fitter claimed the scratches were already there? Annoying and avoidable! However, there are things you can do to ensure that your shiny rims are not damaged. 1 Find a good fitter Almost all tyre fitters use a …

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Bridgestone airless bicycle tyre

Airless tyres coming to motorcycles?

Airless tyres for motorcycles has come a little closer to reality with the announcement that Bridgestone is working on an airless tyre for bicycles. Bridgestone Corporation and Bridgestone Cycle are working together to make the tyres from recyclable resin. Bridgestone is assessing the feasibility of the tyres and hopes to have a commercial version available …

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Researchers Katrina Cornish and Cindy Barrera Motorcyclists riding on egg shells?

Motorcyclists riding on egg shells?

Will riders of the future be riding on tyres made from egg shells and tomatoes? In Australia alone, 48 million used tyres are disposed of each year with two out of every three going to landfill, illegally dumped, sent overseas or simply stockpiled. Only 16% is recycled. It’s a huge environmental issue. Now Ohio State …

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