Con­ti­nen­tal Con­tiraceat­tack Comp En­durance

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Tyre Test -

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.

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