Conti Motion Tyres: Out of the closet

Low budget, high performance? Really?

A couple of winters ago I picked up a very capable hack (Yamaha Thunderace) on the cheap – the idea as always being to ride it until the warm weather kicked in, and then sell on, making enough to cover the cost of the riding done in between. Plus a few bucks. The Ace was excellent, but what really surprised me was the handling. Despite being a relatively heavy machine, with so so suspenders and a Brit winter to play in, the nearly new rear tyre was rapidly bedded in right to the edge. I hadn’t heard of Contimotions before encountering them on the Ace, and they seemed to me to have coped with the demanding context in which they found themselves at least as well as I would have expected from more heralded brands.

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