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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 GP Qatar 2016 (Circuit Losai)
17-20/03.2016 
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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

Loris Baz 2016 MotoGP Sepang Test

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

2013 Yamaha WR450F

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

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300

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 […]

Michelin Power One Race Tire Review

Those who follow MotoGP closely know that Michelin has lost to Bridgestone as the official motorcycle tire provider. However, despite the fact that the company isn’t the main supplier for the premier competition anymore, that doesn’t mean Michelin gave up on sport bike tires. In fact, the company’s massive R&D department has continued to devote […]

Michelin Power Pure Tire Review

Designing a high-end motorcycle tire that prioritizes performance is a bit of a balancing act. When it comes to racing, weight is everything. In fact, the reason that some high-end performance parts are so expensive is because they are made of lighter materials than their counterparts. In the world of tires, however, nearly all manufacturers […]