An installment to our Gear Guide line-up, the 2013 Motorcycle Tires Buying Guide showcases our top picks in 6 genres of motorcycle tires from V-Twin to Adventure and Sport Touring to Race. Our top pick in Sport Touring is the Michelin Pilot Road 3 that handles great in wet and dry conditions, has a dual compound composition and comes in both a street and trail version for ADV bikes. The Michelin Pilot Power 3 got our vote for sport tire that replaces the Pilot Power Pure that uses a new 2CT+ technology that offers better handling and stability. The Race / Track tire pick goes to the tried and true, bang-for-buck, Dunlop Q2 that is no stranger to any track day rider and is a true 50/50 street / track performance tire. Looking at our top pick in the V-Twin / cruiser category, newcomer Metzeler ME888, or the Triple 8, builds on the legacy of the ME880 and features a new rubber compound that wears even and increases longevity. In the ADV Touring segment, the Metzeler Tourance Next is truly the next generation in adventure tires with a dual compound rear tire that you could basically take to the track or down your favorite fire roads with confidence. For the more dirt based adventure crowd, the Heidenau K60 Scout offers consistent 50/50 Street / Dirt performance coupled with long wearing performance. At the surface tires, picking the right tire might seem daunting, but if your riding style fits one of these 6 categories, these picks will keep you rolling along happily, rubber side down.