Michelin Introduces The New Road 5 Motorcycle Tire

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PRESS RELEASE GREENVILLE, SC- November 3, 2017 (Motor Sports News Wire) Michelin has announced the Michelin Road 5 tire, its newest motorcycle tire, designed specifically for sport touring motorcycles with patented technologies that provide riders with enhanced grip, comfort, and stability, particularly in wet conditions. Available in January, the Michelin Road 5 incorporates patented XST Evo […]

The Right Tires for the Job: Different Types of Motorcycle Tires

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Not all motorcycle tires are created equal. Sure they are all round, and unlike automotive tires, have a curved profile to make it easier for the rider to lean in and out of corners, but where one motorcycle tire differs from the next is in their design and intended use. For example, you wouldn’t use […]

Do Motorcycle Tires Expire? A Guide to Tire Date Codes

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Much like a good beer, all tires are stamped with a Born On Date at time of manufacturing.  Also like beer, tires have an expected shelf life and they both age very differently on an uncontrolled shelf versus in a temperature-controlled environment. When the new rubber you ordered from  www.ChapMoto.com tire order arrives to your […]

Motorcycle Tire Knowledge Tune Up: What’s With All Those Letters and Numbers?

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You’ve got a lot riding on those two round pieces of rubber at either end of your motorcycle, so it’s best you become familiar with them. There’s plenty to know about your motorcycle tires besides if they have the proper amount of psi. Some of the information you should become familiar with includes what all […]

Jorge Lorenzo Opens 2016 MotoGP Season with a Win and New Track Record

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As evidenced by Jorge Lorenzo’s victory and lap record performance at Losail International Circuit QATAR, in the first MotoGP race of the 2016 season, he seems to be pretty pleased with the series’ official tire supplier, Michelin. The Movistar Yamaha rider didn’t just set the lap record once, but twice during the race. For eight […]

Crashes Mar MotoGP Test Runs In Malaysia

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Defending MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo and Danilo Petrucci turned in the fastest lap times as MotoGP teams began their first official test rides of the 2016 season. However, the test rides were marred by a series of crashes and renewed concerns over the new tires bikes will be equipped with. Jorge Lorenzo Fast From […]

Dirt Bike Modifications For All Riding Styles

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Modifying your dirt bike can be an overwhelming process. Several riders look to upgrade their stock parts to make their bike faster, stronger and more fine-tuned. However, modifying a dirt bike can get expensive in a hurry – especially so if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing. Instead, you want to invest in parts […]

Know Your Motorcycle Tires: Part II

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A lot can go into picking the right tire for your sportsbike. As you continue to search, it’s always important to consider how well it grips the road, its overall longevity and the price. To take some of the pain out of searching for your next sportsbike tires, here’s the second part of the Know […]

Michelin vs Metzeler Tires: Strong Histories And Bright Futures

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When deciding what motorcycle tires are going to replace the worn out worn out tread of the your current tire it pays to look at all the available options. While Dunlop and Bridgestone may be two of the most popular brands of motorcycle tires on the market, riders shouldn’t skip over the offerings by Michelin and […]

Michelin Introduces the Pilot Road 4 Motorcycle Tire

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Continuing to offer the best selection of tires at the best prices, Chaparral Motorsports will be carrying the recently introduced Michelin Pilot Road 4. A brand new tire and an improvement on the highly popular Pilot Road 3, the Road 4 will be available in three versions: Sport Touring, Trail, and GT. The new Pilot […]