2015 Sport Motorcycle Tire Shootout (videos)

2015 Sport Motorcycle Tire Shootout (videos)

MotoUSA puts 11 sets of the leading sport motorcycle tires to the test during a two-day evaluation at The Fastest Road in the West Willow Springs Raceway.

Tires are one of the most important factors when it comes to the handling of your motorcycle. It’s what separates a great ride from just a good ride. So as a follow up to our last tire comparison, we’re putting 11 sets of the latest and greatest road rubber to the test by lapping them at The Fastest Road in the West, Willow Springs Raceway, during a two-day evaluation to find out which hoops are the best.

EIGHT BRANDS, 11 MODELS, TWO CATEGORIES The 11 sets of test tires were split into A B groups based on price and performance.
To keep the evaluation as simple as possible we conducted it during a two-day test at Willow Springs in early September.
Each set of tires were subjected to six laps around the big track and another seven around the Streets course the following day.


(Top) The 11 sets of test tires were split into A/B groups based on price and performance. (Center) To keep the evaluation as simple as possible we conducted it during a two-day test at Willow Springs in early September. (Bottom) Each set of tires were subjected to six laps around the big track and another seven around the Streets course the following day.

This time eight tire manufactures stepped up to the plate, including Avon, Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Michelin, Metzeler, Pirelli and Shinko. We asked each to submit one or more samples of its current sport rubber designed for highperformance street riding (not racing) in 120/70-17 front and 190/55-17 rear fitment for a 2014 Suzuki GSX-R1000. We then divided the models into two categories: ‘A’ and ‘B’.

The A group are the premium, top-of-the-line tires in each manufacturer’s respective line-up, while the B group represent a more affordable, but still capable sport tire solution.

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