Looking at a tire from outside, it may just look like something round, black, with a hole in the middle that spins and has tread around it. But the reality is much more than that. Part of the “much more” are the Continental Core Technologies that we apply to manufacture our tires in order to improve safety, performance, grip, comfort, durability, etc.

Todays’ post is about one of our technologies, this way you will be able to see the work that Continental does for you.

Let’s start with the MultiGrip technology, explain how tires were first fabricated and how this technology has improved them.

Years ago, there were basically two kinds of tires for two kinds of motorcycles: tires for sport and tires for touring bikes. If you wanted to ride long distance, you had to install touring tires, but if you wanted to have fun and ride a windy road up a mountain you had problems with the tires gripping the road. The only solution to weak grip was to install sport tires, but if you went on a long ride on a road or highway, the tires would wear away easily in the central tread area, but not on the sides, which created more problems like the ‘step’ riders had been experiencing when transitioning from an upright position to leaning into a curve with a fast, abrupt shift and back to upright.

Continental has improved these issues with its MultiGrip technology and also with its previous Continuous Compound technology, which was able to combine both styles of tires into one (sport plus touring). This technology gave us a tire with a compound that provides more resistance/strength in the central tread area to endure for miles so it didn’t “wear down”. It also provided a compound with less resistance on the sides and allowed for more grip when leaning into curves and offered a gradual transition when riding from upright to leaning angles. This technology eliminated the ‘step’ feeling and allowed the rider to push to the limits.

So, how did we get our MultiGrip technology?

Continental made this possible by using ‘homogenous grip grading’ creating the benefits of a dual-compound tire using a single compound thanks to temperature controlled curing of the tire during the production process. You can see it in more detail in our post: How is a Continental Motorcycle Tire made? (I) and How is a Continental Motorcycle Tire made? (II).

We used higher temperatures for the central tread area making it harder and more resistance to wear. Conversely, we used lower temperatures through the shoulders making it grippier and more flexible.

With the MultiGrip technology, we get a homogeneous wear to the tire tread.

Check out the Continental motorcycle tires that have this technology.

Don’t miss it! If you want two tires in one, just ask for our tire with MultiGrip technology from one of our approved dealers.

Until the next post!