In the brand new issue of RiDE Magazine, senior tester Bruce Dunn heads to Bruntingthorpe to test out the wet-weather credentials of the very latest sport touring tyres including the high performance ContiRoadAttack 3.
With temperatures hitting just 6°C and the handling circuit covered in standing water, conditions were perfect for putting the Kawasaki Z1000SX through it’s paces around the 1.5 mile track.
Bruce blind tested eight sets of brand new tyres, all installed on the bike by an independent fitted – scrubbing each set in, warming them up and then pushing them as hard as he dared on the 140bhp Kawasaki.
In the latest issue of RiDE, Bruce says of the ContiRoadAttack 3:
“These were indeed quick to scrub in and warm up and felt composed with good feedback immediately.
The rear accepted full throttle onto the straights without a sniff of wheelspin, so we were able to commit to hard cornering after just one lap – 1.5 miles.
The front produces superb feel for precise cornering. Bumps are handled well too and there’s a high level of confidence.
In terms of steering, they have a lightly damped feel that works well in the wet, as they need just the right amount of steering input to change direction smartly without unsettling the bike.
There’s excellent straight-line stability at all speeds, with the bike settled mid-corner and when exiting under power.”
Pick up the latest issue of RiDE for the full article.
You can find out more about the ContiRoadAttack 3 here.