Classic motorcycle tyres
Classic looking and Modern Retro motorcycles are gaining in popularity and it’s no surprise as most of them are jaw-droppingly stunning to look at and buckets of fun to ride. Bikes like the Kawasaki Z900RS, Yamaha XSR900, Triumph Thruxton R and Ducati’s Scrambler all have classic looks but modern performance.
And motorcycle tyre manufacturers have followed suit. There are over 50 different tyres for modern retros and classic motorcycles. Starting with modern retros, tyres like the Dunlop TT100 Radial and the Pirelli Phantom SportsComp both are a modern radial tyre, with cutting edge technology but they have a tread pattern that looks like it came from a bike in the 1960s.
Then there are the tyres that are designed for classic motorcycles, they’re crossply tyres in classic fitments, using modern rubber but looking every bit like the tyres that motorcycles rolled out of the showroom with, 50 years ago. The best of the is bunch being Bridgestones new BT46, Avon’s Roadrider MK2 and the Metzeler Lasetec.