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Heidenau K 81 new tyre for big Scooters


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Dunlop releas in the US a new Adventure motorcycle tyre - DUNLOP TRAILMAX MISSION

DUNLOP US: "We are proud to say not one other tire can do all the things Mission does, as well as it does, on such a variety of machines. With the Mission, Dunlop stayed focused on delivering a higher level of performance, mileage and durability over a wider range of conditions and terrain than any other tire. Today’s ADV bikes, Scramblers and Crossovers make enormous demands on tires, and deserve nothing less than Dunlop’s best technology. The Mission delivers."

An aggressive tred pattern yields traction in hard terrain.
Built-in rugged tread blocks feature Staggered Step design, a step-down feature to provide rigidity in the contact patch to enhance stability and handling.
Wrap-around lugs on the tire's edge to protect the tire from sharp rocks and provides additional off-road traction.
New compounds developed to deliver the perfect balance between road and off-road performance with focus on delivering class leading mileage performance.
Deep grooves excel in wet weather conditions and offer biting edges for off-road performance.
Fits popular large and small displacement machines including the Honda Africa Twin, Suzuki V-Strom, BMW GS models, KTM 1290/1290S, 790R/790S, Yamaha Tenere and Triumph 800/1200 models.

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A recall was announced with Dunlop Trailmax Meridian motorcycle tires in several sizes.

Problem description: The tyres may be affected by an open tread splice that can lead to a tread bulge or tread detachment affecting the operation of the motorcycle. In case the tread detaches during high-speed operation, the motorcycle could be subject to vibration and the driver may lose control, increasing the risk of an accident.

Type/number: 170/60 ZR17 M/C 72W, 150/70 ZR18 M/C 70W, 150/70 R17 M/C 69V

DOT: DK8C 4K1M, DOT: DK2H 4E1M, DOT: DKLL 4P1M; includes all weeks from 2319 to 3519.

Country of origin: France

Alert submitted by: Luxembourg

Source: Rapex Alert 39/2019 A12/1441/19

Michelin new Racing Tyres for 2020


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Extra-Kick for METZELER: the Sportec M7 RR now available for big Enduros


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Introducing Dunlop’s next generation intermediate-to-hard terrain off-road MX tire: the Dunlop Geomax MX53. Designed to offer more performance in a wider variety of terrains, the MX53 excels in hard-packed track conditions while also offering greater versatility in intermediate riding conditions. 

With its upgraded technology, the MX53 will give riders more versatility with better performance. This is in part due to the all-new tread pattern on both the front and rear tires. A revolutionary horseshoe-shaped cluster of knobs has been added to the front tire. This acts as a giant claw to dig into the ground and give the rider improved traction on hard-packed terrain and maximizes braking grip. 

METZELER has announced that its popular line of RACETEC RR  race tyres will be expanded to include four new 18-inch sizes specifically designed for North American vintage racers and enthusiasts. A street-legal tire that was developed for road racing, the RACETEC RR has achieved much success as it delivers maximum performance with the ultimate sporting expression.

Metzeler will display its latest additions to the RACETEC lineup at the upcoming Barber Vintage Festival on October 4-6 in Birmingham, Alabama, providing attendees the opportunity to see the new tires firsthand. Metzeler’s display will be set up in the Fan Zone alongside BMW and everyone is encouraged to stop by and enjoy a weekend full of activities.
“Expanding Metzeler’s RACETEC RR line with 18-inch sizing for classic and vintage racing is very exciting for the brand,” said Oscar Solis, road race manager, Metzeler. “Throughout the past several years, classic and vintage riding and racing have become quite popular, so this was the perfect time to provide a quality product for enthusiasts in that segment here in North America. The RACETEC RR has already had great success with classic racing in Europe and we look forward to making the same products available to riders here stateside.”

With our new motocross competition profile Maxxcross MX-ST, we have been involved in the most important international motocross series since this year. Developed especially for the FIM Motocross World Grand Prix (MXGP), two riders have recently achieved considerable success with their Intermediate / Soft-Ground Motocross tires.

Just recently, 17-year-old Mattia Guadagnini won the Junior World Championship title in Pietramurata, Italy, in the 125cc class. With a fantastic performance, he has topped the podium at the FIM European Championship EMX125 with a place at the top of the podium. So far, the Husqvarna rider from Team Maddii Racing has won six races. He will compete in the 250cc EMX next season. In addition, we can look forward to Alberto Forato, also from the "Team Maddii Racing". The 19-year-old finished third in the European Championship in the 250cc class with his Maxxis-tired Husqvarna.

The custom-designed MICHELIN Scorcher Sport tyres have been selected to equip the first Harley-Davidson LiveWire all-electric motorcycle. The new Michelin Scorcher Sport tire, co-developed and co-branded with Harley-Davidson, is designed to enhance the ride and handling performance of Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle, leading a planned portfolio of electric two-wheelers aimed to establish Harley-Davidson as the leader in the electrification of motorcycles.

The MICHELIN Scorcher Sport tire integrates Michelin’s innovative Dual Compound Technology (2CT and 2CT+), the most advanced compounds ever used in MICHELIN Scorcher tires. These compounds extend the performance of the MICHELIN Scorcher tire range by providing outstanding levels of wet and dry grip. Along with advanced compounds developed through years of sport radial tire innovation and extensive track testing, this technology enables the MICHELIN Scorcher Sport tire to provide wear resistance in the center of the tread with optimized grip on the shoulders, and also features a radial casing tuned specifically to extract the maximum performance from Harley-Davidson’s newest motorcycle.

The distinctive tread pattern and patented velvet sidewall design complement the styling of this innovative Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Michelin invests more than $770 million in research and development annually. For this project, Michelin engineers worked directly with Harley-Davidson for two years to co-design the MICHELIN Scorcher Sport tires specifically for the LiveWire. These tires further illustrate MICHELIN Total Performance, in which Michelin is committed to providing riders with an optimal balance of performances, from riding pleasure to safety to longevity.

The MICHELIN Scorcher Sport-equipped LiveWire will be available in 2019 through select authorized Harley-Davidson dealerships in the United States, Canada and most European countries.

Available sizes  

Front – 120/70 ZR17 (58W)    Rear – 180/55 ZR17 (73W)​

The owners of a BMW R 1250 RT, K 1600 GT, Yamaha FJR 1300, Honda Pan European 1300, Kawasaki 1400 GTR, Triumph Trophy, can now finally access the Road 5 and enjoy the excellent driving characteristics.

ROAD 5 GT - The enhanced version for the heavy GandTouring Big-Bikes is available now (September 2019) in 6 dimensions.


Continental laying of the foundation stone for motorbike production in Rayong / Thailand


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DUNLOP TRAILMAX MERIDIAN - searching for new Adventures


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A 17-inch radial version appeared in DUNLOP “TT100GP” series, which has been loved as a high grip tire since long ago. The size of 120 / 70ZR17 and 180 / 55ZR17 will be the main products of it that size is compatible with recent neoclassic motorcycle.

Inherits the tread pattern of the excellent tire “TT100GP”

Speaking of DUNLOP TT100GP, it is a biased tire that has been loved by many riders as a synonym for domestic high grip tire since the ’70s. It is currently being upgraded internally and has been lineup centered on sizes such as 18 inch and 19 inch that fit the classic motorcycle.

“TT100 GP Radial” released this time was remade as a radial tire for neoclassic motorcycles such as KAWASAKI Z900RS and YAMAHA XSR900/700, following the original tread pattern. It’s a tire that maintains the performance of the latest radial tires, but it gets a more classical look.

Geomax Enduro EN91 - Developed for Enduro Races


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Pirelli ANGEL GT II wins the Sport Touring tyre test organized by the authoritative Italian magazine Motociclismo


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Enduro / Adventure motorcycle tyre TEST 2019 / BMW R 1250 GS


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2019 Avon Trekrider should be available also in the size 120/70 -19 (60V) and 170/60 -17 (72V) for the big Adventure Motorcycles. 

Avon Tyres’ new Avon TrekRider tyre gives adventure riders the best of both worlds New TrekRider combines off-road ability with performance on the road

Avon Tyres has launched the new TrekRider motorcycle tyre combining superb off-road and on-road performance.
The TrekRider is Avon’s first adventure tyre that offers a 50/50 split of on road versus off-road performance. Designed for light to medium trails, the tyre works as well in mud and gravel as it does on asphalt.

This new tyre will make choosing tyres for an adventure bike much simpler. Often when selecting the best road bike tyre, performance can be limited when driving on mud, but with a full-on dirt tyre, a bike’s roadholding can be affected. Avon’s new TrekRider has been designed to cut out any of this compromise.

Mitas, is extending its off-road product portfolio with the launch of mousse, an alternative to inner tubes, for its off-road racing tyres.

“The mousse for our Mitas off-road tyres has been developed in conjunction with our sponsored and test off-road riders. Numerous versions of the product were tested in combination with Mitas tyres on different terrains and in a variety of weather conditions. This has resulted in a range of mousse versions and sizes that meet all the requirements of off-road racers,” commented Ksenija Bitenc, director of the Mitas Motorcycle Tires division.

Mitas Mousse fits perfectly into Mitas branded motocross, enduro, extreme enduro and rally tyres. The product will be available in several 18 to 21-inch sizes and in three different versions: standard version for all terrain use, soft version for hard terrain and extreme version for ultra-hard terrain. The mousse will be available from June 2019.

Sporttyre Test 2019


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