£219 Bridge­stone S21

Motorcycle News (UK) - - 2016 Missions Spring Edition -

What are they? Sporty road tyre that sits be­tween grippy track tyres and harder wear­ing sports tour­ing rub­ber. Who are they for? Per­for­mance and sports­bikes. What’s new? The com­pounds – three on the front tyre and five on the rear de­signed to im­prove sta­bil­ity in a straight line and un­der brak­ing. The rear has a hard-wear­ing cen­tral strip sur­rounded by two sec­tions of medium com­pound. Then the ex­treme edges are the soft­est com­pound. Sizes: Front: 110/70, 120/60 and 120/70. Rear: 150/60, 160/60, 180/55, 190/50, 190/55 and 200/55 rears - all for 17in rims. MCN says: “Once up to tem­per­a­ture, they’re hugely con­fi­dence-in­spir­ing,” Michael Neeves How much do they cost? £219 (120/70 ZR 17 and 180/50 ZR17 mail or­der from www.fwr.co.uk)

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