Con­ti­nen­tal Spor­tat­tack3 £249

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Tyre Guide -

Conti prom­ise the big­gest im­prove­ments on their new sporty road tyre come in longevity and wet per­for­mance. They say an in­creased ‘land-sea ra­tio’ helps boost the mileage, with more rub­ber and fewer grooves through the cen­tral band of the tyre to re­duce wear.

But Conti are mak­ing more noise about the im­prove­ment in the wet, say­ing the sil­ica com­pound of­fers sig­nif­i­cantly more grip than on the Spor­tat­tack2.

What are they like?

Fit­ted to a 2016 Suzuki SV650, the Con­tis im­me­di­ately gave sup­ple feel for bump ab­sorp­tion and a feel­ing of con­nec­tion with the road, trans­form­ing a bike that was pre­vi­ously ham­pered by its OE fit­ment Dun­lops. The lighter steer­ing was the real bonus over the orig­i­nal rub­ber.

MCN’S Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves also got the chance to ham­mer around a Span­ish track on a Spor­tat­tack3-shod BMW S1000RR. He was se­ri­ously im­pressed with the new tyres, say­ing they pro­vided feel that was more like ded­i­cated track­day tyres than ev­ery­day sports rub­ber.

Sizes avail­able

Front: 110/70 ZR17, 120/60 ZR17, 120/70 ZR17 Rear: 150/60 ZR17, 160/60 ZR17, 180/55 ZR17, 190/50 ZR17, 190/55 ZR17, 200/55 ZR17


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