Cheap Continental Motorcycle Tires

ContiTrailAttack 2 Tires Since most of their owners rarely take them off-road, bikes like the big BMW GS, KTM Adventure, Ducati Multistrada and Triumph Explorer tend to come with these dual-sport touring 90/10 tires as standard equipment. For 2014, the KTM Adventure 1190 will wear Continental’s new ContiTrailAttack 2 tires, and the BMW R 1200 GS will include the TrailAttack 2 among its OEM tires as well. Based on a two-day blast through the German and Austrian Alps on those bikes and a Ducati Multistrada and Triumph Explorer XC wearing TrailAttack 2s, I’d say they made an excellent choice.

In addition to tires, Continental makes motorcycle instrument panels, accessory control units, ABS hydraulic modules, final drive belts and much more at its plant in Korbach, Germany.Ducati Multistrada 1200 Grossglocker Hairpin It’s the fourth-largest car tire manufacturer in the world and ranked among the 20 largest companies in Germany. Motorcycle tire manufacture in Korbach is focused on radial tires, and Conti’s bias-ply rubber is outsourced to other countries. According to Uwe Reichelt, Continental’s Head of Sales & Marketing, Motorcycle Tires, because motorcycle tires account for a small fraction of the company’s business, his division is able to be more flexible. Low-volume electric-motorcycle makers Zero and Brammo recently signed on to use Continental tires, for example, and Continental rubber is 100-percent OE on the high-performance KTM Adventure, RC8 and 690 Duke.

The ContiTrailAttack 2 introduction was anything but standard fare as well, a blitzkrieg through the German and Austrian Alps on all kinds of roads and surfaces (except dirt), including ton-up speeds on the autobahn. This was followed by the opportunity to lap a dedicated wet skid pad belonging to the ADAC (Germany’s AAA) right behind our hotel.BMW R 1200 GS, Grossglockner Hairpin Continental had to meet several engineering goals with the new TrailAttack 2, chief among them a 260 km (162 mph) speed rating for the powerful KTM Adventure 1190, and the precise on/off-road handling traits required in the wider sizes for the new BMW R 1200 GS. The first thing I noticed about the tires, in fact, was how the R 1200 GS models we rode did not exhibit the tendency to understeer that our test bikes wearing different tires suffered at the U.S. model introduction.

Besides developing a new tire contour and tread-groove pattern to complement the handling of big-bore adventure tourers, Continental combined new and existing technologies to improve the TrailAttack 2 over its predecessor. A zero-degree steel belt in the rear tire enhances stability and comfort, even at high speeds and with high loads, and a reinforced carcass in the front tire complements a new tread pattern for precise handling and optimized wear.Grossglockner Toll Road Continental says the revised carbon Black Chili rubber compound offers more than twice the wet grip of the previous TrailAttack, as well as excellent mileage for long trips. Continuous Compound Technology also allows Conti to use a single compound in the tire by controlling the curing process to enhance shoulder grip and center longevity to make the tire wear evenly. Finally, Conti’s “Traction Skin” provides a pre-broken-in, roughed-up tread surface for maximum cornering and stopping confidence, even when the tire is brand new.

Continental ContiMotion Sport/Touring Motorcycle Tire Rear 190/50-17
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Continental)
  • Brand new concept radial for the entry level market
  • Safe and reliable feedback on both dry and wet roads
  • Value for money mileage due to new formulated polymers in the compound
  • 0° Steel-belt construction on the rear for excellent stability and ride comfort
2009-06-20 11:25:17 by delayedendeavor

Need to buy cheap bike. have no clue

Ill be going into the military in 3 months and im looking to buy a bike that is good for exercise and park trails. i have no clue on what to buy because ive personally never bought a bike. there is no way in hell im paying over $200 for a small piece of aluminum with wheels. i dont understand these bikes going for $500+. personally id buy a motorcycle if i had that kind of cash.
im 6 foot 4 so the bike needs to be larger. a hybrid mountain/road would be nice. meaning i want shock coils but not huge fat tires and a super heavy mountain bike. help would be much appreciated.

2009-06-29 13:47:36 by EmailNBheleu

For what it's worth...

For those of you interested, here is the e-mail I sent Phil Williams (he's very responsive), and underneath I will post the reply I had from him (yes I asked his permission to post it).
My e-mail to him:
While in office, one of the things I hope you could change is the State's stance on obesity, fuel conservation, and cheap transport for the citizens of Alabama. One of the things that stands in the way of all of the above is Alabama's laws concerning motor assisted bicycles which defines any modification to a bicycle such that it is powered by something other than human power to be a motorcycle and thereby subject to all the laws of a motorcycle (turn signals, obtaining a VIN, DOT approved tires, license, etc)

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