Best sport touring tyre 2018

Every year, the team at highly respected independent tyre retailer Mopedreifen get together to test some of the very latest tyres – and with two new additions on the market in 2018, this year they decided to focus on the sport touring segment.

They sent their experienced test riders to Murcia, for a near 1,000 mile test on four BMW S1000XR bikes, with a short stint on track also thrown into the mix for good measure.

Our class-leading ContiRoadAttack 3 was tested alongside Metzeler’s Roadtec 01, plus the new Bridgestone T31 and Michelin Road 5.

All tyres were scored in six different areas by the riders, with the results as follows:

Confidence Dry Grip Stability Stability w/
Feedback Comfort
Bridgestone T31 2nd- 2nd 1st- 1st 3rd 4th
ContiRoadAttack 3 1st 1st- 1st- 2nd- 1st- 2nd-
Metzeler Roadtec 01 4th 4th 4th 4th 4th 1st
Michelin Road 5 2nd- 1st- 3rd 2nd- 1st- 2nd-

ContiRoadAttack 3

Taking to the top step of four of six occasions, the ContiRoadAttack 3 is the clear winner, even beating this year’s big-brand newcomers.

Rider confidence is instantly boosted by the presence of our unique Traction Skin Technology, which provides a micro-rough surface on the tyre for additional levels of grip from the very first mile.

Easy Handling Technology also ensures that riders experience progressive, linear handling at all times – even when the tyre wears.

For riders of heavy touring motorcycles, an enhanced ‘GT’ version is also available with a modified structure that copes perfectly with the additional stresses these bikes place on their tyres, especially at the front wheel.

You can find out more about the ContiRoadAttack 3 here.