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PS Magazine produce some of the most highly respected independent tyre tests in the motorcycle industry.

Recently, their highly experienced team have pitted four leading Racing Street tyres against one another, scoring them on a number of important aspects in both dry and wet conditions.

Tyres on test included the Michelin Power RS, Dunlop SportSmart TT and Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II. Despite being the oldest design on test, our road-legal ContiRaceAttack Comp Endurance caused something of an upset after topping the wet test and finishing second overall, just two points behind the more expensive Pirelli.

The test bike was a BMW S1000RR, using a 200/55 rear tyre.

Spain’s Alcarras Circuit provided the setting for the dry weather test, where the ContiRaceAttack Comp Endurance scored 206 from a possible 230 points across all areas. With a 1:02.7s lap time, it was 0.7s faster than the Michelin, and a whole 2.3s faster than the Dunlop. It also topped the ranking in terms of outright grip and behaviour at the limit.

The wet test was conducted at Michelin’s Salon-de-Provence test centre, with the Continental scoring 88 points from a possible 100 in order to finish in joint first place with the Pirelli. Our tyre scored maximum points for both handling and steering accuracy in the wet, and also topped the scores for feedback, behaviour on the limit and performance under braking.

After both tests, the points accumulated were as follows:

Summing up, the team at PS stated:

“With the correct temperature the Conti tyre is a real Grip Killer. Surprisingly the Conti tyres performed very well in wet conditions. The grip, feedback and behavior on the limit provides the rider with top performance for this segment.”

So if you’re after a tyre suitable for both road and track use, don’t forget to check out the ContiRaceAttack Comp Endurance!