I have to admit to having some concern about this test. Virtually every scooter I’ve ridden in the past has had a twitchy, nervous, and edgy feel to it when it gets near its limits – especially the smaller ones.
As all manufacturers do, Bridgestone is making a multitude of claims for its new sports-touring tyre, the BT-023.
I’ve been running the new Michelin Pilot Road 3s on my 2011 ZX-10R for 1800 miles. In that time I’ve lost count of the number of people who’ve asked me why I’m running wets on my bike. I can’t blame them for thinking that, because Michelin’s new Pilot Road 3s have a very weird-looking tread pattern and don’t look like any other road tyres on the market.
I can’t put into words how privileged I felt to ride on the back with Grand Prix legend Ron Haslam, even though people kept saying to me how brave and mental I must be, it was the experience of a life time, when I went out with Ron at Silverstone.
It’s March, the sun is beating down on us and… we’re still in the UK? As we board the plane out of Gatwick to take us to Portugal you’d think it was June, all down to a gratefully received bout of high pressure over Blighty. Thankfully the weather is equally good when we arrive at our destination for the launch of Bridgestone’s eagerly awaited new Hypersport tyre – the Battlax S20.
Pirelli tyres decided to celebrate the launch of their new range of Night Dragon custom-touring tyres in style – by riding from Venice to Istanbul on Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
Although Avon launched its new Storm 3D X-M last summer, the hypersport touring tyre has now been released by the British firm in a wealth of new sizes to fit anything from big trail bikes and sportsbikes, to hypersports and commuters.