Dec 2011: Continental Launches GT Version of ContiRoadAttck 2 Tyres
Continental tyres has added another product to its popular ContiRoadAttack 2 range of motorcycle tyres. The ContiRoadAttack 2 range that is exclusive for sport touring motorcycles has been further expanded by the launch of the GT version.
The GT version has been developed particularly keeping in mind the requirements of big naked bikes as well as heavier sport touring motorcycles.
The GT ContiRoadAttack 2 is currently available in two sizes - 120/70 ZR17 (58W) and 180/55 ZR17 (73W), both in tubeless fitting formats. The tyres would be ideal for heavy sport touring motorcycles like the BMW R1200 RT and the Suzuki Bandit 1250.
The GT version incorporates special construction design on the carcass (body) to enhance stability and handling. The tyre carcass is further strengthened with a second ply. This makes the tyres more resistant to abrasion and ensures consistent performance throughout the tyre life, and at the same time, increases the tyre life.
Technology behind the GT ContiRoad Attack 2 Tyres
The tyre incorporates Continental’s patented Continuous Compound Technology (CCT). In the CCT technology, the curing of the tyre occurs under complex temperature controlled conditions, resulting in a compound that exhibits dual tread properties in a single compound.
The shoulder area exhibits greater flexibility that improves grip and offers greater cornering stability. The central tread becomes more wear resistant and contributes to increased mileage return. Also from centre to shoulder, the tread transition is smooth and not steep, which improves the tyre’s handling.
The tyres are equipped with traction skin on the tread. The revolutionary micro-roughness of the traction skin improves mechanical adhesion to the roads, particularly when the tyre is new, adding to driver safety.
The tyre’s ‘Dynamic Ride Technology’ incorporates a steel cord construction and contributes to better handling and improved control over the bike, particularly at high speeds. And finally the black chilli compound in the tyre improves braking response and offers better grip on wet as well as dry.
Benefits of the GT ContiRoadAttack 2 Tyres
The tyres have been developed and optimised specifically for heavy touring motorbikes. They improve the mileage on these bikes due to presence of CCT technology.
The safety is greatly improved due to better handling and stability. Besides, the CCT assures greater cornering stability and better grip.
Also the braking distances are shorter which is definitely a positive safety advantage. The GT tyres ensure a more consistent performance for heavy touring bikes that result in considerable cost savings over a period of time.
Thus the GT ContiRoadAttack 2 tyres are an ideal combination of technology and safety. And the fact that they have been designed specifically for heavy touring motorbikes makes them ideal for use in those vehicles.
“We are Committed to Continuous Development”- Continental
Continental Motorcycle Brand manager Graham Matcham commented the development of the GT ContiRoadAttack 2 tyres reiterates the company’s commitment to continuous development and their desire to bring forth new products that enhance the performance of heavier bikes.
Mr. Matcham added that besides better performance, customers also desire greater safety features on their motorcycle tyres. And the GT ContiRoadAttack 2 tyres deliver exactly what the customer wants on both these counts.
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