MotoGP » Feature: Bike tyres - motorcycle technology

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Patrick D - Unregistered

November 07, 2010 3:37 PM

What a crock of sh1t this video is. Contact area the size of a coin? Bull!

Seeing as they spent so much on the graphics, you'd think they could've left some monay aside for basic fact checking.

The voice sounds a bit like that Irish judge off masterchef. But with an added impediment.

mechwira - Unregistered

November 06, 2010 9:33 AM

i dont get how some people assume the tyre companies are able to make ultra-high grip tyres with supreme longevity all in one. if such a tyre existed racers wouldnt be choosing between soft medium hard compounds, they'd be using qualifiers which magically last the entire race.

face it: if you're gonna slap on 2CT or Supercorsa's on a sportsbike and ride like the devil is chasing you, you're wearing them off quickly.

You want longevity, you slap on touring tyres. And then pray hard you don't fall off trying to elude the devil.

i'll stick to regularly replacing my 2CT and supercorsa's, thank you very much.

henry - Unregistered

November 05, 2010 7:58 PM

mark, very true, and i also only get around 1200 miles out of a 2CT, but id rather have piece of mind for 130 quid knowing i have the best tyre, regardless of how long it lasts. If you want mileage, then there are other options about that are more road/commuter based that will do 3 or 4 times that mileage. Also 85 quid gets you a maxxis supermax rear which are pretty good for the money. But again, its all down to confidence to me.

mark - Unregistered

November 05, 2010 2:45 PM

Henry,i know where you are coming from but i actually agree with Hoppy on this.For what you pay for tyres these days,they only last five minutes!
If Hoppy is like me and only getting 14/1500 miles out of a rear tyre i assume he rides his bike pretty hard,i know i do!
Can you imagine paying 145 pounds for each tyre on your car and only getting 1500 miles out of them!You would be up in arms about it!
They are not worth the money in my opinion but there you go,you have to have them so you have to pay.


November 05, 2010 4:15 AM

Tyres have come a hell of a long way in the past 50 years, followed by chassies, engine engineering however has been painfully slow in gp racing that is.
Back in the 60s no road bike would not have come within 60mph of a racing bike and that was a 500 4 stroke.
My computer wallpaper is a picture of a Honda 250 6cylinder double overhead cam 20,000 revs, top speed 160 MPH and the Yamaha v4 2 stroke was arguabley even faster.
Todays bikes have TC + a heap of other electronics with the exception of phumanic valves how far have we come tn engine design have we really come.

henry - Unregistered

November 04, 2010 9:24 PM

hoppy, you can get cheaper ones if you want you know. Although at a guess you get the best, like me, because you prefer the extra grip and/or the extra confidence it gives you? You get what you pay for.


November 04, 2010 8:27 PM

I dont care how much technology goes into tyres,they are still a bloody rip off!
Payed 145 quid for a new rear tyre last week and i will be lucky to get 1500 miles out of it! Biggest con in motorcycling in my opinion.
There,ive had my rant now off down the pub!

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