Some great bikes and their recommended Continental tires

Every season a lot of new motorcycle options hit the market: including tires. Depending on your tastes and needs, there is undoubtedly an amazing bike and the right tire out there that was designed with you mind.  We are going to highlight some amazing bikes and the Conti tires that we recommend to take them to the next level. And if you aren’t in the market for a new bike, no worries. You can find out more about the right ContiMoto tires for your ride of the moment here.

Honda Rebel 300 / 500

The Honda Rebel was launched a few years ago and riders were amazed by the way the Japanese brand combined the new custom look with the pure essence of the segment. This year, the new Honda Rebel, both in 300 and 500 versions, comes with an even more attractive look, with upgrades like like an LED lighting package, new instruments, a slipper/assist clutch, and a new suspension. Here are some Conti Tires you can add aftermarket to complete your upgrades.

Tires sizes and recommendation: Front: 130/90-16 | Rear: 150/80B-16
(ContiTour / ContiLegend)

Harley-Davidson LiveWire

The Harley-Davidson LiveWire is an all-new; and the first all-electric motorcycle of the brand. Its release blazes a new path for the Milwaukee’s brand with its exciting and sporty performance, while keeping the feel and recognized look Harley-Davidson enthusiasts expect.  It’s more a naked than a custom bike. In fact, the ergonomics are sportier and the performance is extremely spirited.  The standard technology included with the LiveWire makes it one of the most innovative motorcycles around. This bike will also set you back a bit more than 30k.

Tires sizes and recommendation: Front: 120/70ZR17 (58W) | Rear Tire: 180/55ZR17 (73W)
(ContiRoadAttack 3 / ContiSportAttack 4)

Kawasaki Z H2

This Japanese brand has been launching interesting models for the last several years based on a ‘thousand’ in-line four-cylinder engine with a supercharged system. You surely remember the sporty Ninja H2 / H2R and the Ninja H2 SX sport-touring.  The arrival of the Kawasaki Z H2, to the supernaked segment is truly a rare bird.  In fact, this is the only supercharged naked in the market.  It’s not the most powerful bike, with 200 hp, but the most interesting part of the engine is the brutal delivery while you push the throttle which the rider can control thanks to the advanced electronic assistance.

Tires sizes and recommendation: Front: 120/70ZR17 (58W) | Rear Tire: 190/55ZR17 (75W)
(ContiSportAttack 4 / ContiRaceAttack 2 / ContiRaceAttack 2 Street / ContiTrack)

Honda CBR1000RR-R / SP

In the most extreme segment, we have a remarkable evolution.  The new Honda CBR1000RR-R is a big step in the Fireblade evolution, not only in terms of the design and the aerodynamics, but also in the work developed in the inline-four engine which produces 214 hp of power: quite a step up from the performance of the old bikes.  The Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade is a real revolution that moves the motorbike to the avant-garde of the superbikes. It’s, of course, a bike that comes with advanced chasis components, such as the Honda CBR1000RR-R SP version, more focused on the track performance.

Tires sizes and recommendation: Front: 120/70ZR17 | Rear: 200/55ZR17
(ContiSportAttack 4 / ContiRaceAttack 2 / ContiRaceAttack 2 Street / ContiTrack)

Suzuki V-Strom 1050 / XT

The V-Strom name is one of most loved by the adventurists.  This season, we have a new evolution called Suzuki V-Strom 1050. Despite the release, there is no change in the engine compared to the ‘1000’, but some improvements over its predecessor make this bike worthy of its release.  The V-Strom 1050 is not a overly-complicated bike with hard electronics.  Its simplicity helps make it a reasonable option in terms of price; and a nice choice for a wide range of riders. Its retro-style reminds us of the old Dakar competitors.

Tires sizes and recommendation: Front: 110/80R19 59V | Rear: 150/70R17 69V
(ContiTrailAttack 3 / TKC 70 / TKC 80 / ContiRoadAttack 3)

KTM 390 Adventure

The Austrian KTM 390 Adventure (Read More here) may be the last bike on this list, but it is not our least favorite by a long shot.  The KTM 390 Adventure is a small adventure bike that is affordable and built for the lovers of traveling or mixed routes on or off-road.  This bike is less expensive than the more powerful and better equipped bikes in higher-displacement options, but at the same time, these are easier to ride in every condition. The KTM 390 Adventure extends the famous Austrian brand using the already known engine mounted by the RC 390 and the 390 Duke, a simple and capable monocylinder, as well as the trellis chasis, high standard components and new technology such as the connectivity, traction control, ABS Off-road and a quick-shifter. And… Guess What! It comes with the TKC 70 as standard tires.

Tires sizes and recommendation: Front: 100/90-19 | Rear: 130/80-17
(ContiTrailAttack 3 / TKC 70 / TKC 80 / ContiRoadAttack 3)

Triumph Thruxton RS

The Triumph Thruxton RS is a new version of the Modern Classic family. The aesthetic of the model has been one of its strengths that brings a special charisma. In addition, the Triumph Thruxton RS adds some high-performance components such as the suspension and the color scheme.

Tires sizes and recommendation: Front: 120/70ZR17 | Rear: 160/60ZR17
(ContiRaceAttack 2 Street / ContiSportAttack 4 / ContiRoadAttack 3)