SILLY QUESTION? MOTORCYCLE TYRES.....

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  1. DiggerJon

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    Do they make winter motorcycle tyres? Just curious, that's all!
     
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    They make winter tyres for scramblers,they have spikes sticking out of them so that you can grip on the ice ,,other than that,dont know , i did ride a bike all year round winter can be quite brutal
     
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    These are good in mud; k760B.jpg
     
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    Never heard of them but its years since I was into bike big time.

    The tyre of choice in my day were the Dunlop TT100's or Yokohama's
     
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    some thing that is not asked for very often ,in fact i do not remember ever selling one .but in answer to your question ,yes they are made in limited sizes by Michelin ,metzeler and Continental and also there is a couple of budget brands but i would imagine that at this time of the year stocks are very limited.
    Brian & Jo
     
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    My mate used to run racing 'wets' in the winter. Good grip and warm up quickly. But overheat at speed in the dry.
     
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    I never needed winter tyres. Well you wouldn't when it was tucked up in a nice warm/ dry salt free garage from Oct to March. :whistle::LOL:
     
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    It's winter here but don't need special tyres when it's 21c :)
     
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    Hmmm, thanks for that says he chucking another log into the fire :LOL:
     
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    Just stay away of those cheap DiYoong's :doh::rofl:
     
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    Sort of but it really depends on the bike Continental have a very good reputation especially the TKC80 here;
    http://www.mytyres.co.uk/cgi-bin/rshop.pl?dsco=110&typ=R-179245&partner=1&m_s=1&ID=froogle
    Used them every winter on my GS and also when doing long off road hauls like Alaska and the Pamir.
    Would't swear by it but I think they are the only off road/winter tyre rated at 100mph as most knobbly type tyres are terrifying at speed but having used these for years I can swear to their stability at 100 mph plus.(y)(y)
     
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    Perhaps not winter tyres as such but there has been a trend of late for tyres with a greater number of sipes that, effectively, generate heat at lower temperatures.
    Michelin Pilot Road 4's are an example.

    Ian
     
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