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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 …

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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 …

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10 Key Tips For Motorbike Care

While they might have half as many wheels, motorbikes still share a lot of qualities with automobiles in terms of care. The most important is regular maintenance in order to maximise the life of the vehicle and minimise the amount of trouble it causes you. While our handy care tips will …

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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 …

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Pirelli now sole supplier to MV Agusta

Pirelli has signed an agreement with fellow Italian MV Agusta to be the sole supplier of tyres for their motorcycles. And to celebrate, they have produced … wait for it … yet another limited-edition motorcycle. The result is the Brutale 800 RR Pirelli which will be unveiled at their EICMA motorcycle …

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New Dunlop Sportmax tyres are hot!

Monza Imports sent us a set of new Dunlop Sportmax Alpha-14 tyres for our Ducati GT1000 project bike and they are hot, hot, hot! The Sportmax Alpha-13 tyres have been well loved by track riders for their high grip levels. The new Sportmax Alpha-14 tyres look very similar with minimal …

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Five reasons to go riding in the rain

You rarely need reasons to go for a ride, but for some people it is almost impossible to get them on their bike when the rain is pelting down. Sadly, they are missing out on a lot of fun and a great learning experience. I used to be in the …

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Five reasons to go riding in the rain

You rarely need reasons to go for a ride, but for some people it is almost impossible to get them on their bike when the rain is pelting down. Sadly, they are missing out on a lot of fun and a great learning experience. I used to be in the …

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Five reasons to go riding in the rain

You rarely need reasons to go for a ride, but for some people it is almost impossible to get them on their bike when the rain is pelting down. Sadly, they are missing out on a lot of fun and a great learning experience. I used to be in the …

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