CON­TI­NEN­TAL CONTITOUR TIRE

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The 2017 Con­ti­nen­tal Contitour tire is an all-new ver­sion of the Ger­man brand’s suc­cess­ful tire it has been sell­ing for a few years. The new ver­sion is now specif­i­cally de­signed and man­u­fac­tured for to­day’s tour­ing-style bikes. The Contitour tire pos­sesses what Con­ti­nen­tal calls Mileage­plus Tech­nol­ogy. It’s a combo of cas­ing, com­pound, and tread de­sign, which the man­u­fac­turer says con­sid­er­ably pro­longs the tire's mileage life while main

tain­ing great han­dling un­der dif­fer­ent weather and/or road con­di­tions.

In­side the tire, there is an all-new pro­pri­etary car­cass con­struc­tion process, which fea­tures dual-re­in­force­ment belts and ny­lon and aramid car­cass plies made just for V-twin bikes. The new cas­ing makes for a tire that I have found to be both a solid and pre­dictable tire that still has a high level of com­fort.

Out­side, the Contitour has an all-new tread pat­tern with 6–9mm groove widths for su­pe­rior drainage and a spe­cial rub­ber com­pound. Con­ti­nen­tal re­ally upped its tire per­for­mance as well as dura­bil­ity with in­creased trac­tion in the wet. The rear tire has a groove-free cen­ter tread band that in­creases rear tire life and of­fers bet­ter sta­bil­ity over ruts, free­way, bridge ex­pan­sion joints, and grooved high­ways.

I have per­son­ally rid­den both the older ver­sion of this tire as well as more than a few miles with the new ver­sion, and I can say that the claims the folks at Con­ti­nen­tal have pro­fessed seem to be very legit.

I would put this tire up against any other lead­ing tire brand mak­ing tires for baggers to­day. It is good to see a large brand such as Con­ti­nen­tal step up in this small mar­ket seg­ment and pack the new it­er­a­tion of the Contitour with a ton of tech.

For more info on the Contitour tire, check out con­ti­nen­tal-tires.com/ mo­tor­cy­cle. HB

“I HAVE PER­SON­ALLY RID­DEN BOTH THE OLDER VER­SION OF THIS TIRE AS WELL AS MORE THAN A FEW MILES WITH THE NEW VER­SION, AND I CAN SAY THAT THE CLAIMS THE FOLKS AT CON­TI­NEN­TAL HAVE PRO­FESSED SEEM TO BE VERY LEGIT.”

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