Sports road tyres
The new Michelin Power RS and Dunlop Sportsmart2 Max join the category for riders who are looking for sporting agility and perfect grip on the road.
These are designed for riders who enjoy fast road riding, the occasional trackday and want a tyre that works well in all weathers. Prices are based on a 120/70 x 17; 180/55 x 17 pair from www.fwr.co.uk
AVON 3D ULTRA SPORT AV79 Front & AV80 Rear £168 Sporty road tyre designed to warm up quickly and give good feel. BRIDGESTONE S21 £238 See review. BRIDGESTONE S20 EVO £207 Upgraded S20 built to last longer and perform better on track. BRIDGESTONE S20 £190 Superseded by S20 Evo and S21, but still OE on some bikes. BRIDGESTONE BT-016 PRO £174 They’ll take all you can throw at them on the road. Good value. CONTINENTAL Contisportattack 3 £249 See review. CONTINENTAL Contisportattack 2 £232 Developed for the BMW S1000RR. CONTINENTAL Contisportattack £168 Lower-priced alternative to the newer Sportattack 2. DUNLOP SPORTSMART2 Max £261 See review. DUNLOP QUALIFIER II £207 Mainly of interest now to those who need a 16in front tyre. DUNLOP QUALIFIER £155 Dunlop’s entry-level sports tyre and the predecessor of the Qualifier II. Cheap but it’s old tech. MAXXIS SUPERMAXX SPORT MA-PS FROM £138 Fast-warming tyres that are wellpriced and popular. METZELER SPORTEC M7 RR £249 See review. METZELER SPORTEC M5 INTERACT £202 Confidence-inspiring tyres for those who don’t want to splash the extra for newer M7-RRS. MICHELIN POWER RS £247 See review. MICHELIN PILOT POWER 3 £208 Tyres that deliver decent performance in all conditions. MICHELIN PILOT POWER 2CT £182 Lower priced alternative to the newer Pilot Power 3. MICHELIN PILOT POWER £151 Michelin’s entry level sports tyre. Single-compound means it won’t last as long as its successors. PIRELLI DIABLO ROSSO CORSA £263 Fast road riding and occasional trackdays. PIRELLI DIABLO ROSSO III £250 See review. PIRELLI DIABLO ROSSO 2 £187 All-round sports tyre. PIRELLI DIABLO £159 Alternative to the Diablo Rosso 2. PIRELLI PHANTOM SPORTSCOMP £164 Radial for classics that combines modern tech with a vintage look.