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Performance Bikes (UK) - - The Garage -

We tried Con­ti­nen­tal Race At­tacks first, which lasted well with only a small drop in per­for­mance. No com­plaints on the han­dling or grip front. Avon AVXXs had good grip, but a few track ses­sions to as­sess them wore them very quickly, and the flat­ter pro­file re­duced the con­tact patch at full lean, so it didn’t hold a line as well. We opted not to race on them. In­stead, Matt fit­ted a set of Met­zeler Racetec RRs in K2 com­pound. He had no com­plaints about them, even at abra­sive Thrux­ton. We opted to run 120/70-17 fronts on the stock 3in rim – 3.5in rims are al­lowed, but add a kilo. We didn’t ex­pe­ri­ence any dis­cern­able is­sues from the over­size fit­ment on track. The stan­dard 4.5in rear takes a 160/60-17 nicely. We didn’t get op­por­tu­nity to con­clu­sively test wets.

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