All amazing, all different
One of the most successful tires in the Conti catalog is the ContiRoadAttack 3. We’re pretty sure that its versatility is the most important quality that users admire. Unlike other tire models, such as the TKC 80 (off-road) or the ContiRaceAttack 2 (track only), the CRA 3 has broad options for use. Launched as the ultimate sport-touring tire, the aim of designers was to focus their efforts on creating a tire that was a top performer for both sport and touring purposes. If you’ve ridden the CRA3, you know that the engineers have achieved their goals. The performance of the CRA 3 is exquisite in both areas. Some specialists and press riders have confirmed that the third generation of the ‘RoadAttack’ family achieves an incredible balance between the different situations you find yourself on the bike. In fact, the ContiRoadAttack 3 has been chosen as the best sport-touring tire by prestigious magazines such as PS and Motorrad.
For all these reasons, we think the ContiRoadAttack 3 is perfect if you use your motorcycle as a commuter every day but also if you travel by bike quite often, you ride on weekends for fun, or even if you like to push your bike to the limit in the on the track. At the same time, these tires fit a wide variety of motorcycles, so we wanted to introduce you to some of the most interesting 2021 models that would perform even better with the ContiRoadAttack 3! Check these out…
BMW F 900 XR
The German brand has made the perfect mix of sport and touring capabilities with the BMW F 900 XR. This mid-range model expands the family after the S 1000 XR with a beautiful motorcycle that shares the concept with its bigger sister. The ‘900’ demonstrates the typical adventure sport qualities such as sporty riding dynamics combined with confort and GS‑like ergonomics. The BMW F 900 XR is a great bike because of the technology shown, some of these features are the Adaptive Cornering Light, Keyless Ride or Intelligent Emergency Call.
The American brand has redefined the Indian FTR, model launched in 2019, and it’s been taken to a new level of performance. We’d say that it now belongs to a new segment, because it’s a true naked. It was already beloved by its styling and the 1200 cc V-Twin, typical in the custom models, but the Indian FTR has reoriented its asphaltic performance thanks to the new 17 inches front tire instead the former 19″. Furthermore, tha brand has paid attention to improving the engine configuration, the suspension settings and some more upgrades in terms of street performance. As the older lineup, you can choose between the flagship Indian FTR R Carbon, characterized by its top specs, which gets intersting figures such as 123 hp and 120 Nm of torque. As well as the best equiped version FTR R Carbon, the line-up is composed by the standard FTR and the FTR S, all of them outfitted with new 17-inch cast aluminium wheels, so the ContiRoadAttack 3 is perfect for its versatility. You can also enjoy the Indian FTR Rally, more scrambler oriented and equipped with 19-inch front wheel and 18-inch rear wheel.
KTM 890 Duke / R
In the last two years, the Austrian brand has launched new options in the middleweight naked class. Based on the 890 cc parallel two-cylinder engine, we find two versions. First, the standard KTM 890 Duke is a nice and new player on the pitch. The styling of the two motorbikes is radical and supremely aggressive. It combines with the push of 115 hp and 92 Nm. Once again, the electronics pack is one of the best and you can manage them through the TFT screen. The standard bike is more accessible than the KTM 890 Duke R (820 mm vs 834 mm). As long as the R option brings better specs, it performs better on the tarmac. In fact, the standard version comes with the also superb ContiRoad as OEM tires, so you can step it up on your second set of rubber with a pair of ContiRoadAttack 3’s.
Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
The V7 family is one of the most iconic of the motorcycle world. In this case, the Moto Guzzi V7 Stone is the most eclectic and minimalist version of the ‘eight-fifty’. Although it keeps the essence of the heritage, it embraces some modern details, such as dark parts and matt black paint leaving the more traditional chrome for other more retro versions. Furthermore, it brings some modern features like LED lights plus DRL that outlines the shape of the Moto Guzzi eagle and a circular dial, entirely digital. We think this model would be a good match with the ContiRoadAttack 3 with its 18-inch front wheel. The classical mood matches perfectly with the ultimate performance of the ‘Road’ tire.
Triumph Trident 660
The Triumph Trident 660 is the perfect example of a nice, neo-retro and modern middleweight naked motorbike. It has a 660 cc three-cylinder engine, 81 hp of power, and unique performance in the class. The Trident is also admired for the technology implemented, simple but effective. Thanks to its dimensions, it brights for its easy handling. Of course, all the pack is quite competitive due to an attractive quality-price ratio.
With more than 150 hp of power, the new Suzuki GSX-S1000 is the strongest option of this selection. Born of track-proven DNA of the GSX-R saga, the Japanese maxinaked has evolved for the next season and we think the ContiRoadAttack 3 is a perfect choice to enjoy it. The new styling is more aggressive, ready to turn heads in the street. The four-cylinder promises a commanding performance while an exquisite group of electronics inspires a comfortable, exciting and safe ride, whether you use it as a commuter or even you enter a track-day session.
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