TYRES TESTED ON THE TRACER

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DUN­LOP D222 (OE) £353.96 (DEALER PRICE) Harsh, brit­tle, slow to warm up and they make the front-end’s ten­dency to skip over mid-cor­ner bumps even more pro­nounced. A gen­er­a­tion (or two) be­hind the best op­tions in the sports tour­ing mar­ket. BRIDGE­STONE T30 EVO £217 (MAIL OR­DER) Th­ese were an in­stantly no­tice­able and mas­sive im­prove­ment over the stan­dard tyres. Ex­cel­lent wet weather con­fi­dence, quick to warm up and lasted well. Rear squared at 4000 miles. MICHE­LIN PI­LOT ROAD 4 £237 (MAIL OR­DER) The Pi­lot Road 4 gave sim­i­lar lev­els of con­fi­dence in the wet and the dry as the Bridge­stones, but the ride was more sup­ple. Their abil­ity to slice through the wet on freez­ing win­ter roads was spooky. METZELER Z8 IN­TER­ACT £219 (MAIL OR­DER) De­spite not be­ing the lat­est gen­er­a­tion, the Z8 In­ter­act ac­quit­ted it­self very well and was still leagues bet­ter than the orig­i­nal fit­ment rubber. Un­for­tu­nately the bike was re­turned be­fore I had a chance to test the longevity.

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