Continental Contiraceattack Comp Endurance
Fitted to: Suzuki GSX1100S Katana Mileage so far: 6500 miles Tested by: Gary Hurd
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I really rate these Continental tyres. They’ve been on my Katana now for a couple of years and 6500 miles, and in that time they’ve done it all: road, track, sprint, commuting, the lot.
The front is a soft compound, the rear a medium and I had expected the rear to last for maybe 2500 miles, tops. I reckon I could squeeze another 500 out of both, and it’s not as if I’ve given them a quiet life. The rear’s been subjected to burn-outs pre-quarter mile sprinting. I tried it without burning out too and it proved sticky enough to dig in and drive which impressed me. The biggest thing for me has been the confidence they’ve given me. I don’t ever have to think ‘is it going to grip?’ because I know it will. The only issue I’ve had was the front going flat one night, but I put that down to a missing dust cap. Since pumping it back up it’s been fine. The best recommendation I give the Contis is that I’ve just ordered another set for the Kat, and a front for my VW trike project.