2. SPE­CIAL WIN­TER TYRE TEST

Our six favourite win­ter tyres

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Feature -

Mod­ern-day sports tour­ing tyres are best for win­ter rid­ing. They’re made with spe­cial sil­ica com­pounds that give grip and con­fi­dence at very low tem­per­a­tures, on all kinds of road sur­faces, from tar­mac to con­crete and even painted road mark­ings.

Sports tour­ing rub­ber is cut with fat tread grooves, to dis­perse water at speed and stop you aqua­plan­ing. But best of all, the cur­rent crop of sports tour­ing tyres can also be used all year round, on ev­ery­thing from naked bikes to tour­ers and su­per­bikes.

Don’t let price be the over­rid­ing fac­tor when you’re buy­ing tyres. Do some re­search and al­ways buy the lat­est-gen­er­a­tion. The great thing about tyres is when a man­u­fac­turer comes out with a new prod­uct, it’ll of­fer an im­prove­ment in grip, dura­bil­ity, warm-up and sta­bil­ity. Tyre tech­nol­ogy gal­lops ahead at a rapid pace and never goes back­wards. We blind tested these tyres ear­lier in the year on a 2015 BMW R1200RS.

Six sets of tyres, one R1200RS, one clear win­ner

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