Cruiser and cus­tom

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Tyre Guide -

Ja­panese brand Bridge­stone fi­nally en­ter the cruiser mar­ket with their Bat­tle­cruise H50, while Con­ti­nen­tal get se­ri­ous with the new Con­ti­tour.

Heavy duty and high mileage, of­ten avail­able in white­wall de­sign.

AVON CO­BRA AV71 Front & AV72 Rear £241 Aimed at the power cruiser and tour­ing mar­ket. AVON VENOM R AM42 Rear £235 (each) Su­per-wide rear tyres for cus­toms. BRIDGE­STONE H50 BAT­TLE­CRUISE £286 See re­view BRIDGE­STONE EXEDRA MAX EA1 RA­DIAL £213 Ra­dial that keeps the tra­di­tional look of the bias-belted Exedra Max. BRIDGE­STONE EXEDRA RA­DIAL (G701, G702, G704, G709, G852, G853) £229 OE for big cruis­ers and tour­ing bikes, in sizes not cov­ered by the new Exedra Max Ra­dial above. BRIDGE­STONE EXEDRA MAX EM1 £225 Non-ra­dial ver­sion of Bridge­stone’s tyre for heavy­weights. BRIDGE­STONE EXEDRA BIAS PLY (L301, L303, L309, G515, G525, G526, G702, G721) £N/A OE for cruis­ers in sizes not cov­ered by the new Exedra Max (above). CON­TI­NEN­TAL LEG­END CM1 (front) & CM2 (rear) £n/a For­merly the Mile­stone, up­dated with new tread pat­tern to im­prove wet grip without af­fect­ing dura­bil­ity. Avail­able in white­wall. CON­TI­NEN­TAL CON­TI­TOUR £283 See re­view DUN­LOP AMER­I­CAN ELITE £336 Good for rid­ers who want bet­ter grip for cor­ner­ing and im­proved han­dling. DUN­LOP ELITE 4 £260 New-for-2017 re­place­ment for Elite 3 us­ing Dun­lop’s Multi-tread technology for im­proved mileage. Avail­able in ra­dial and bias ply. DUN­LOP D404, K127, K425, K555, K525, K527, F11, F14, F17, F20, F24 £247 Uses Dun­lop’s tread pat­tern for Har­leys and brings it to other cruis­ers. DUN­LOP D401 H-D, D402 H-D, D407 & D408F H-D, K591 H-D £272 OE tyres for Har­leys. MAXXIS M6011 CLAS­SIC £198 De­signed for clas­sic and cruis­er­styled ma­chines. Most sizes avail­able with a white side­wall. MET­ZELER ME 888 MARATHON UL­TRA £270 High-mileage tyre for cus­toms. Also avail­able in White­wall fit­ment. MET­ZELER ME 880 MARATHON £264 Met­zeler’s fit­ment for tour­ing Har­leys. MET­ZELER ME 880 MARATHON XXL price £219 (each) For the larger sized cus­tom builds. 300/35 – 18 inch beast tops the range. MICHE­LIN COM­MAN­DER II £228 Cruiser tyre that is claimed will last up to 25,000 miles. PIRELLI NIGHT DRAGON £235 Tyre for high-per­for­mance cruis­ers, claim­ing ex­tra straight­line sta­bil­ity.

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