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Continental's sports tyres are in their element on the BMW S 1000 RR when the powerful 193 hp (142 kW) engine catapults this lightweight super sports bike, which weighs in at just over 200 kg, from 0 to 100 km/h (62.5 mph) in 2.9 seconds. Best cornering stability and precise braking are main strengths of the ContiSportAttack and since this is an extremely balanced product, offering high road holding and safety on both the road and the racetrack, BMW Motorrad considers it the ideal tyre for the S 1000 RR.

With sales of approximately €20 billion in 2009 Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also a competent partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently employs approximately 134, 500 in 46 countries.

The Passenger and Light Truck Tires division develops and manufactures passenger car and light truck tires for compact, medium-size and full-size cars as well as tires for 4x4, vans and light trucks. The division produces tires under the brand names of “Continental”, “Uniroyal” (except in the NAFTA region, Columbia and Peru), “Semperit”, “Barum”, “General Tire”, “Euzkadi”, “Viking”, “Gislaved”, “Mabor”, “Matador”, “SIME Tyres” and, in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, “Dunlop”. The Passenger and Light Truck Tires division also includes the two-wheel business (motorcycle and bicycle and the retail tire companies with more than 2, 200 specialty tire outlets and franchises in 13 countries.

Continental is one of the leading manufacturers of motorcycle tyres. Tyre development, tyre testing and production in Germany are all concentrated in Korbach, Hesse. The product portfolio includes tyres for touring bikes, sports touring bikes, sports bikes, enduros, cruisers, lightweight motor bikes and scooters. In the Original Equipment sector, Continental supplies BMW, KTM, Honda, Yamaha, Bimota and others. Approvals have been obtained for numerous motorcycles made in Japan, Europe and the USA.

Continental Twinduro TKC80-Dual Sport Front Tire - 90/90-21 02471440000
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Continental)
  • 40% on-road and 60% offroad
  • Compound and wide block tread pattern deliver optimal on and offroad grip and performance
  • Excellent braking and traction on a wide range of surfaces from loose to hard pack
  • High cornering stability on soft terrain
  • Good self-cleaning properties
2008-01-22 11:01:09 by germz

Dirt vs. Street -- Tire & Bike

"Dirt" Tire on the Street:
(1) Accelerated Wear
A less-than 3000 mile life wouldn't be surprising.
(2) Decreased Traction
You're more likely to find the back end "sliding out" when you attempt to brake or turn suddenly.
(3) Increased Vibration
"Knobs" don't roll as smoothly as other tires.
You can find plenty of "knobby" tires that are DOT approved, and street legal, like the Dunlop 606, or Continental TKC80.
But you'd be better served by a tire such as the Metzeler Tourance or Michelin Anakee -- sacrificing some "dirt-worthiness" for increased tire life and street capability

Continental Continental Conti Twinduro TKC80 Dual Sport Tire - Rear - 180/55B-17, Position: Rear, Tire Size: 180/55-17, Rim Size: 17, Load Rating: 73, Speed Rating: Q, Tire Type: Dual Sport, Tire Construction: Bias 02000240000
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Continental)
  • NOTE - SAFETY WARNING: For information on tire care, safety, maintenance, mounting, manufacturers warranty and other information consult tire manufacturers publication(s)...
  • 40% on-road and 60% offroad
  • Compound and wide block tread pattern delivers optimal on and offroad grip and performance
  • Excellent braking and traction on a wide range of surfaces from loose to hard pack
  • High cornering stability on soft terrain

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  • Avatar BlueSeaMiami Where is there a Continental Motorcycle Tire dealer in the Miami, Florida area?
    May 26, 2006 by BlueSeaMiami | Posted in Motorcycles

    I can t even get a phone number for Continental Corporate Headquarters in the USA! All I get is a German number- Very frustrating! Quick 10 points if you help me locate one! Thanks! I m trying to get the set for this weekend

    • The reason you re getting a German address for Continental Tires Corporate HQ is because Continental Tires is a German company. While they do manufacture some automobile tires here in the States, all of their motorcycle tires are manufactured in Germany, and there are no exclusive factory dealers here in the USA. If you re trying to work on a warranty claim or similar problem, then you ll have to deal with the Germans. If you re looking to buy Continental tires for your motorcycle, then you can probably order them from your local motorcycle dealer s parts shop, or you could buy them online from …