Explore the main differences between Continental’s ultimate sport tires and find out which one is right for you
Let’s compare ContiSportAttack 3 VS ContiRoadAttack 3. These two halo sport tires can be compared by looking at their technologies, capabilities and proper bike designation. Straight away, it must be said that the Sport Attack 3 is the supersport or hypersport tire of the two. It is the tire with the most performance potential. On the other hand, the Road Attack 3 is a more practical sport-touring tire, but it has nothing to be shy about. Just like the ContiSportAttack 3, it is an award winning tire. Both of these tires have won industry tests conducted by MOTORRAD, PS and FastBikes magazines. Most importantly, these tires share a lot of the same Continental Core Technologies. It’s thanks to these technologies and engineering that Continental Motorcycle Tires are able to stand out and outperform the competition.
The ContiSportAttack 3 is a newly developed sport and hypersport tire. This tire sets new standards in handling and lean angle performance in both dry and wet conditions. When it comes to performance, think about the ContiSportAttack 3 as a ContiRoadAttack 3 on steroids. It features substantial improvements in wet grip thanks to a specially developed tread design with significantly improved drainage effect. Also, thanks to a new silica compound, we have been able to considerably increase grip, riding pleasure and feeling of safety in the wet.
Both tires share MultiGrip, TractionSkin, RainGrip and ZeroDegree innovative technologies. One special technology implemented in the ContiSportAttack 3, is the GripLimitFeedback Technology. This technology increases the level of safety during extreme lean angles. The rider receives feedback from the tires at an early stage in critical situations for a higher level of control at the limit.
Both the ContiRoadAttack 3 and ContiSportAttack 3 were specially designed and tuned to handle the new generation of sport-touring and hypersport motorcycles. This tuning allows for more perceptible, stable and precise handling. The ContiSportAttack 3 has better grip thanks to an enlarged contact area, a new compound and technically optimized tread design.
Longer tire life is possible thanks to:
- Enlarged contact area at the crown.
- High share of positive tread in the central belt.
- MultiGrip Technology optimization.
The ContiSportAttack 3 is available in the nine most common sizes with super and hypersport bikes. The ContiSportAttack 3 is the perfect choice for any modern sport or hypersport bike with 17 inch diameter wheels and a high performance profile.
The ContiRoadAttack 3 is a more rounded and practical tire, a sport-touring tire. This tire is a better all-rounder when compared to the ContiSportAttack 3. It has a bigger focus on wet handling situations thanks to a lot more negative ratio and deeper grooves than the ContiSportAttack 3.
A special ContiRoadAttack 3 technology is EasyHandling. This technology finds the right balance and best of both worlds between hard tire and soft tire characteristics. It combines the quick turn-in found in hard tires and the straight-line performance with great stability found in a soft tire.
The Righting Moment
Riders can experience a dangerous situation when pressing the front brakes during a turn if the tire has spongy handling characteristics, this is called the righting moment. EasyHandling has been designed to prevent this problem.
The Righting Moment happens when braking in a curve at high speeds the bike wants to stand upright and leave the curved track due to centrifugal force and momentum. When leaning, the tread contact migrates towards the inside of the curve. If braking with the front brakes, there is a reactional force between the longitudinal axis and the overturning moment. All this generates steering torque, which causes the bike to stand up if the rider doesn’t apply sufficient force or lets go of the brake.
The ContiRoadAttack 3 is available in over 23 sizes front and rear. 17 to 19 inches at the front and 17 to 18 for the rear. Be sure to check out the tire with the highest standards in the sport-touring segment!
Now that you have a better idea of the differences between these tires, you can choose wisely depending on your bike, needs and riding style. You can’t go wrong with neither of these two, so take a look at our Continental Tire Fitment Guide and experience German engineering at its best.
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