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Patent promises better tyre grip

Italian company Directa Plus has received a patent through the Chinese Patent Office for tyre technology that they say will lower rolling resistance as well as increase grip. In most motorcycle and automobile tyres, rolling resistance and grip are at odds. Tyre companies usually improve one quality at the sake of the other. However, Directa …

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Truck tyre debris a hazard to riders

Our highways are littered with shredded tyre debris mainly from trucks often using retreaded tyres, posing a significant danger to vulnerable riders. Ride down any highway in almost any country and you will see heaps of tyre debris, mainly from trucks. In the USA they quaintly call it “road gators” because they look like alligators …

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When Is The Best Time To Buy Motorcycle Tires?

Contributed post for our northern hemisphere readers Just like with lots of other things, people’s buying habits for motorcycle tires go in phases. Or cycles, if you don’t mind a terrible play on words. And, just like with lots of other things, a lot of it comes down to personal preferences and habits. There are …

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How to fix a motorcycle tyre puncture

Your motorcycle tyre can cop a puncture just about anywhere, not just out in the country. Most of the punctures I’ve ever had on motorcycles have been in the city, picking up nails and screws that have fallen out of trade utes. Riding on the road verge can be a particular trap. If you are …

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How to Purchase the Right Tires for Your Motorcycle

(Contributed post for our European readers) Purchasing tires for your motorbike on the web from tyreleader.ie can save you lots of money. However, it is important you to find the right tires as they are a vital part of your motorbike. There are numerous types and models of motorcycle tires available. It is up to …

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Avon Cobra motorcycle tyres recalled

Riders with Avon Cobra Chrome 240/50R16 rear tyres on their bikes should avoid “driving at high speeds” as the tyres could suddenly deflate. Importers Cooper Tire and Rubber Company have issued a voluntary recall through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The official notice says the tyres “may have thin innerliner gauge that could develop …

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Shinko 705 Adventure Touring Tyres tested

Shinko tyres review by tyre expert Dale Schmidtchen The standard tyres on our long-term review CFMoto 650 MT have been my only real complaint about the hardy bike which is now coming up to 4000km. It came fitted with Chinese-made Cheng Shin Tire (CST) Adreno radials which worked well on dry sealed roads, but were …

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Norshire Mini is smallest tyre inflator

Norshire Mini is smallest tyre inflator

Many adventure riders and tourers carry a tyre inflator in case of a flat, but they can be heavy and bulky. The Norshire Mini tyre inflator is no bigger than a torch and is claimed to be the world’s smallest, making it ideal to carry on your bike. The aluminium cylinder measures only 208mm in …

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How wide are your chicken strips?

Chicken strips can be one of the biggest causes of embarrassment for riders and may even be a safety risk. In case you’ve been riding in a vacuum, “chicken strips” is a term for the shiny, unused part of a motorcycle tyre’s tread. They signify that the rider hasn’t leaned the bike over very far …

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Dealing with unexpected motorcycle repairs

Dealing with unexpected motorcycle repairs

(Sponsored post) Unexpected repairs are the bane of a motorcyclist’s life. No, we’re not talking about changing your tyres or brakes. Those are maintenance costs that you should have planned for. What we’re talking about here is when your chain snaps or you find out that rust has formed on the inside of your old …

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