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Which is Best for You?: ContiSportAttack 4 vs ContiRoadAttack 4

Which Tire to Choose

For any rider of a naked or sport touring bike, you may find yourself stuck between two tires. Recently, we’ve found ourselves between our hyper-touring tire, the ContiRoadAttack 4, and our hypersport tire, the ContiSportAttack 4, while trying to decide which is the best for the type of riding we’ve been doing lately and it’s raised a few important points. While these are two fantastic tires, they each serve a different purpose and have different benefits and drawbacks that have to be considered. No matter your choice, each tire delivers an incredible riding experience and is available through June 2023 with a $60 mail-in rebate.

Each of these tires are equipped with the full range of Continental Motorcycle Tire technologies, from MultiGrip and Traction Skin that enables short to no warm up or break-in times to our ZeroDegree steel belts that provide increased durability. While not a true dual-compound tire, both the ContiRoadAttack 4 and ContiSportAttack 4 are manufactured in a precise way that results in a single compound tire we call MultiGrip, that’s harder in the center and softer on the sides, giving you the same performance as a dual-compound without the drawbacks. Riders have reported both tires to feel incredibly smooth and stable at high speeds with world-class grip throughout the life of the tire. The true decision comes down to what kind of riding you will be doing and what you’re looking at getting out of each tire.

ContiRoadAttack 4

The ContiRoadAttack 4 is our latest touring focused tire, that we affectionately like to call “The Hyper-Touring Tire”, advancing on the success found with the ContiRoadAttack 3 (which was voted Tire of the Year by many different media outlets such as Motorrad in Germany and Revzilla in the U.S). This is the perfect tire for long trips, backroads adventures, and for those looking to get the most life out of their tires. The ContiSportAttack 4 is a performance-focused tire that delivers the best grip and corner-performance from a non-track day specific tire. This would be the tire for your naked or even supersport bike that you love taking out for a mountain road trip or even the occasional track day.

While each tire’s performance is excellent and provides world-class grip, the ContiRoadAttack 4 will provide better grip in the wet with its updated tread design and wet grip technology as well as increased grip in the dry over the ContiRoadAttack 3 due to an all-new compound. With a solid backbone and ‘slick’ area on the upper tread shoulder, there is class-topping grip no matter whether you’re riding upright or in high lean corners.

The solid backbone through the center of the tire, along with the MultiGrip manufacturing process, helps increase the road life of the tire. Our engineers have worked closely with manufacturers such as BMW to test the ContiRoadAttack 4 on a wide variety of bikes to make sure that no matter what you ride, you get the best touring performance possible, for as long as possible.

ContiSportAttack 4

If you’re looking for something that’s even grippier for those mountain carving sessions, the ContiSportAttack 4 is equipped with our BlackChili Compound, which will give an advantage in grip when it’s dry. Black Chili is a special mix of silica and carbon black that is available through all our high-performance tires to create the best balance of high grip and road life. While the ContiSportAttack 4 is equipped with TractionSkin for a cleaner release from the mold and no break-in times, these tires do need to be warmed up to get the best grip out of them, although they do warm up quickly within the first few corners of riding. Being a softer performance-focused tire, you can expect this tire to wear a bit faster than the sport-touring focused ContiRoadAttack 4. However, we’ve been able to increase road life by 5% over the ContiSportAttack 3.

Whether you’re riding for the long haul or for the rush of adrenaline, we have a tire that fits your style. Both the ContiRoadAttack 4 and ContiSportAttack 4 will deliver an incredible riding experience but whether your focus is road life or performance, that decision is up to you. Since many bikes can fit either of these tires, we hope this helps narrow your decision and get you equipped with some new rubber and ready to ride. If you’re able to get a new set this month in time for the start of summer, be sure to kick off the riding season with some savings and take advantage of the $60 Mail-In Rebate active now through June 30th.

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