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Motorcycle Tyres Archive

McCormack’s Bridgestone decision keeping memory alive

A multiple Irish superbike champion is hoping that a significant change in tyre choice will keep the memory of a close friend and selfless fundraiser alive, who tragically died last year.

Custom cool motorcycles ride on Avons

Old Empire Motorcycles, specialists in building bespoke, limited-run motorcycles, is launching the latest in a line of super-cool custom street bobbers comes fitted with Avon Roadrunner tyres.

Superbike magazine recognises Dunlop in 2013 Fast Bikes Awards

Dunlop’s D212 GP Pro tyre has been named ‘Tyre of the Year’ in the 2013 Fast Bikes Awards. The supersports tyre which was launched this year, received the accolade in the magazine’s round up of 2013’s leading motorcycles, accessories and events.

Raftery gains Young Rally Driver of the Year nomination

Dean Raftery has been nominated for this year’s Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver Award for his performances in July and August.

Bridgestone agrees one-year MotoGP extension

Bridgestone has agreed to a one-year extension with MotoGP through the 2015 season, after which the Japanese tyre manufacturer will withdraw as the Official Tyre Supplier.

Nanomaterials have role to play in tyre production

The use of new nanomaterials in tyre production could help foster the sustainability of the tyre industry and reduce the environmental impact of vehicles,

Mitas signs FIM Speedway Grand Prix series deal

Mitas has signed a multiyear contract with BSI Speedway, the promoters of the FIM Speedway Grand Prix, to be the official tyre supplier and associate sponsor of the world championship series for the 11th consecutive year. The Czech-based company will also be the title sponsor of round three on 17 May, which will be known

Nankang unveils new motorcycle tyre

Nankang has introduced a new tyre – the WF-2 SPORTIAC to expand its coverage of the two- wheel market.

Bridgestone celebrates 200th MotoGP™ in Misano

After more than a decade at the pinnacle of motorcycle racing, Bridgestone celebrated the 200th MotoGP™ Grand Prix run on Bridgestone tyres. Since winning its first MotoGP™ World Championship in 2007 and becoming the sport’s first exclusive tyre supplier in 2009, the 2013 Misano Grand Prix represents yet another milestone in a long and proud

Michelin celebrates 25 years of the radial motorcycle tyre

A quarter of a century has passed since 1987 when Michelin launched the first radial motorcycle tyres for use on public roads – three years after they had made their competition debut.

Motorcyclists urged to fit right rubber this summer

Avon Tyres is urging motorcyclists to fit the right rubber to their motorcycles this summer.