Choosing the Right Continental Motorcycle Tires Can be Easy

Choosing the most suitable Continental motorcycle tires can mean really spending some time thinking over your future plans and past activities, here's some guidance ...

By Karl Drew, an Australian-based business writer with 20 years experience in entertainment, transport and security.

The motorcycles tires provide contact to the ground for bike riders all around the world. So, whether it be race tires, sport tires, touring tires, enduro tires or even scooter tires you may be considering what Continental offers. Continental also provides suitable tires for riders of classic bikes, cruisers and choppers, and even custom machines. 

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We mentioned that choosing the right tire can mean thinking over your future plans and past activities. Here's a few areas to ponder:

  • Was the last set of tires adequate?
  • What areas would you like to improve?
  • Maybe you want better results in the wet or longer wear?
It's important that Continental motorcycle tires (or any brand of motorcycle tire, for that matter) have a round cross section to help when a rider leans into turns. After that, there's a lot of different category of tires you might want to consider.

So what do you really Use Your Bike For?

Sport or performance tires are made specifically to stick to the road surface like glue. Unfortunately, they wear a lot faster than other motorcycle tire types and have a tendency to cost a lot more, too.

It's very important that performance tires are warmed up before they are pushed hard on a road surface; this is because cold performance tires usually provide either very little or absolutely no grip at all to the road surface. More commonly referred to as either track tires or slicks, motorcycle variants have a more pronounced, triangular shape to them, this is to help with the high-speed cornering associated with race tracks.

Sport Touring Cntinental motorcycle tires are a bit of a compromise for motorbike riders who want a little of both worlds and provide both grip and durability when they purchase their motorbike tires.

Sport touring tires are ideal for any rider intending a long tour across normal road conditions. Sport touring tires are also designed to take into account changing weather conditions that would be expected to be encountered throughout the year at sensible speeds. They also make allowances for variations in load, for riders who carry passengers as well as extra gear.

Sport Street Continental motorcycle tires are perfect for riders who want to mix up their ride time a bit with some short spurts and high-speed cornering, but still ride their bike to work and do some daily tasks. Sport Street tires are an aggressive rider's tire, but still give good traction even when cold.

Off Road Continental tires have deep treads complete with nobby patterns in order to give maximum traction on unsealed roads or loose surfaces. There are compromises that can be made with off road tires depending on the needs of the motorcycle rider, where a rider needs to travel across paved roads a harder tire will often be chosen for greater tire life. Other enthusiasts may need a tire specific for mud or sand. It's all up to the rider to decide what she or he needs.

Some Business Talk about Continental Corporation

The organization's origins begin in Germany in 1871 as a joint stock company. Manufacturing at the main factory in Vahrenwalder Street included soft rubber products, rubberized fabrics, solid tires for carriages and bicycles. In 1892 they were the first company to manufacture pneumatic tires for bicycles and continued on to manufacture pneumatic tires for automobiles in 1898, however, it would take another 6 years before an automobile tire was produced with a patterned tread, again, by Continental.

In 1987 the organization acquired the North American tire company General Tire, Inc and the company has been operating under the name Continental Tire North America, Inc since the year 2001. In 2002, Continental and Bridgestone joined forces to develop run-flat tires. Their aim; to create a worldwide standard for run-flat systems.

Some of the Continental Motorcycle Tire Range

has only been on the market for a short time but has already been a winner in the magazine comparison run by Motorrad. Motorrad rated the ContiTrailAttack the best off-road tire for big bore tourers like the BMW R 1200 GS AND Suzuki V-Storm. The ContiTrailAttack beat the Metzeler Tourance EXP.

The tire is described as a dual-sport motorcycle tire for large capacity Enduro bikes with maximum stability and comfort at high cruising speeds and high loads, with optimized wear and excellent grip in wet conditions.

is described by Continental as a Supersports street tire that is also at home on the race track. It has excellent stability at high speeds, excellent grip in both wet and dry conditions, a very short warm-up time, good control when braking and is perfect for modern sports bikes.

is a wide, high-performance tire for custom bikes. It comes in 240mm form and is one of the first wide rear tires for motorcycles to have a speed index of 270kph. The Continental motorcycle tire is labeled as a very special tire for very special motorcycles and specially developed for ever-growing segment of custom specials all around the world. Anyone out there looking for a tire for their Chopper, cruiser, muscle bike, street fighter or stretched sports bike?

is for amateur races as well as professional and comes in soft and medium compound for the front, while the rear is available in soft, medium and endurance profiles.

Continental Motorcycle Tire Maintenance

Keeping you Continental motorcycle tires in good shape is just as important as keeping your bike in good order.

Many people ignore their tire, assuming that the only thing they need to worry about is a tire change when their current tires are bald.

Every rider should have a really good look at their tires and take inflation pressures very seriously. Poor inflation levels are one of the biggest killers of tires and should be checked at frequencies your tire dealer recommends. So when purchasing that next set of Continental motorcycle tires, ask the dealer about his recommendations for inflation pressure and checking frequencies.

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