What Tire Should I Put on My Bike?
Today we want to review the 6 most interesting motorcycles of the 2022 season. Every year, the major brands present their new products with the aim of placing themselves in the spotlight of users. That’s why many can be lost in the sea of possibilities available, and equally, have doubts when it comes to installing the right tires depending on the brand or type of use. That’s why we at Continental want to give you our advice on the tires that can fit your new motorcycle depending on the purpose for which you want them.
Tire for the Indian FTR
The 2022 Indian FTR is the base model of the American flat-track family. Its main virtues are in its particular style, its powerful engine and its great handling. The engine is a twin-cylinder 1203 cc and 121 hp power. Among its improvements are the new suspension settings that are now fully adjustable and allow the seat height to be lowered by 36 mm – to 780 mm – making it even more accessible. The handlebars have also been reduced in width by 40 mm to improve agility.
This model is compatible with our new ContiRoadAttack 4, the latest addition to Continental’s catalog. It is a tire that comes to satisfy the most sporty touring users, incorporates new compound and design, and the ends of the tire tread are “slick” type, without drawing, which guarantees precision and grip even at the maximum angle of inclination.
Indian FTR tire sizes:
Front Tire: 120/70ZR17 58W | Rear Tire: 180/55ZR17 73W
Tires for the Ducati Multistrada V2
Another of the most relevant 2022 novelties is the Ducati Multistrada V2, which takes the baton with a new name from the previous Ducati Multistrada 950, following the path of differentiation between the two-cylinder and four-cylinder models, both V-twin. Once again, the family wants to show off with a model to enjoy the road, versatile for daily use in the city and with the sportiness and style of any machine of the Italian brand. But it is not just a name change, but attention has been paid to improve points such as ergonomics, weight reduction, engine upgrades and a series of additional improvements.
From Continental we recommend mounting the ContiTrailAttack 3, one of the most recognized tires by trail enthusiasts. These tires have a 10% off-road potential compared to a 90% asphalt preference, making them perfect for the trail and touring bike. Among the main advantages of the ContiTrailAttack 3 is the excellent lifetime performance.
Ducati Multistrada V2 tire sizes:
Front tire: 120/70-19 | Rear tire: 170/60-17
Tire for the Kawasaki Z900 SE
The Kawasaki Z900 SE is the new 2022 version that improves certain features of the standard version. It is a 948 cc inline four-cylinder naked with a remarkable 123 hp. The Kawasaki Z900 SE incorporates more dynamically prepared equipment that compensates for the 2 kg of extra weight of the 2022 edition. It now comes with Brembo M4.32 monobloc calipers (as opposed to standard axial), 300 mm Brembo discs and metal hoses. Also new is the upside-down fork with adjustable gold finish and the Öhlins S46 shock absorber adjustable for preload and rebound.
For the Japanese model, we recommend mounting the new ContiRoadAttack 4, if you want to do long routes comfortably and with a sporty touch. If on the other hand you are looking for more curves, and even enter the circuit with the Z900 SE, you could go for the super sporty ContiSportAttack 4, which provide maximum grip thanks to the BlackChili, the exclusive and patented compound by Continental.
Kawasaki Z900 SE tire sizes:
Front tire: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) | Rear tire: 180/55ZR17M/C (73W).
Tire for the BMW M 1000 RR
BMW has celebrated the 50th anniversary of BMW M GmbH this 2022 with a special edition, a M 1000 RR 50th Anniversary M in Sao Paulo Yellow, with the historic BMW M 50th Anniversary emblem and the standard M Competition package. This includes milled and carbon M parts, M Endurance chain, anodized aluminum swingarm part, passenger package and activation code for the Laptrigger M GPS. The rest of the bike’s features are the same as the BMW M 1000 RR.
This edition designed for fans of the German brand fits perfectly with the ContiRaceAttack 2 or ContiRaceAttack 2 Street, depending on whether you are going to give it a circuit use or if you are going to ride it on the street. The difference between the two tires dictates in that the ContiRaceAttack 2 are specific for circuit, while the Street are also perfect for open road routes.
BMW M 1000 RR tire sizes:
Front tire: 120/70 ZR 17 | Rear tire: 200/55 ZR 17
Tire for Yamaha Tenéré 700 World Raid
Based on the Yamaha Ténéré 700, the Japanese firm has given life to the new Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid, a much more prepared version that wants to offer a world of possibilities to anyone looking for a world of adventure on wheels. This bike is one of the most attention-grabbing in 2022 in the US and not for nothing. A trail bike equipped to the teeth that goes a step beyond the already striking Yamaha Ténéré 700 Rally Edition.
For the Japanese brand’s trail bike you can mount the TKC 70 Rocks, a rear radial tire created to combine with a standard TKC 70 on the front axle. This combination provides extra performance and grip in off-road terrain. The TKC 70 Rocks has the endorsement of users and professionals in the sector.
Yamaha Tenéré 700 World Raid tire sizes:
Front tire: 90/90-21 54V | Rear tire: 150/70-18 70V
Tires for the Harley Davidson Nightster
And obviously in this list could not miss the latest addition to the catalog of Harley-Davidson, the Nightster. This model comes to evolve the discontinued 883 Sportster range, with a significant mechanical renewal, led by the latest generation engine of the brand, the Revolution Max 975T, a substantial improvement internally with low friction elements and a new electronics package. The engine of the Harley-Davidson Nightster is the Revolution Max 975T, with 2 cylinders in V (60º), 975 cc displacement and 93 hp power.
If there is a tire that fits the new Harley it is undoubtedly our ContiTour. It is a tire designed specifically for heavy bikes, such as the Nightster. The carcass construction focuses on handling, performance and a high level of comfort, and its MileagePlus technology features a compound that significantly extends mileage while maintaining exceptional handling qualities.
Harley-Davidson Nightster tire sizes:
Front tire14” 100/90-19 | Rear tire: 150/80-16 20