Continental Conti-Motion Radial Rear Tire
Great tires, especially for the price
I've had this set of ContiMotions on my NC700X for 6 months and 6,301 miles. Most of my miles are commuting on highways and freeways, but I ride for fun in the twisties sometimes, too. Consequently, the centers of my rear tires get flattened badly.
These tires replaced the OE Metzeler Roadtec Z8 set. The rear tire of that set was utterly worn out at 14,821 miles, meaning I could see the cord pattern, but there was the very thinnest layer of rubber still covering it. The front had a very odd, scalloped and wavy wear pattern to it, and the set had become quite loud/howly, so I replaced both as a set.
It's always tough comparing brand-new tires to worn out ones, because a lot of the good feel is just due to the fact that you now have new tires again. That said, these ContiMotions were dramatically quieter, smoother, and just 'nicer' tires than the Z8s. They also clung to the road at least as well, and they were more confidence-inspiring when attacking a corner. Slightly 'slower,' perhaps, but more confidence-inspiring. I always felt the Metzies were a little squirrelly leaning into turns swiftly, but the ContiMotions didn't #don't# feel that way at all.
After 6,300 miles, they're still significantly quieter, smoother, more stable, and 'nicer' than the Z8s. The rear is certainly worn flat, but it's not worn out. I'll try to remember to update with a final mileage figure once it is worn out and I change it.
I change my own tires, and for me these have been super tires that I expect to replace with the same ones again, barring some sort of dramatic failure. They get 4 stars rather than 5 on accounta I could 'wish' that the flat center of the rear tire was not quite so pronounced at this mileage. I'm not sure it's any more significant than the Z8s were at this mileage, though.
September 3, 2014
Spend a bit more and buy a longer lasting tire
Not worth the savings. I made the mistake of trying these a second time in four years. They lasted 3300 miles on my FJR1300. Worst wearing tire I've ever bought. PR2s lasted 10,000 miles. I just junked both these and bought PR4s.
August 25, 2014
Conti-motion is a very stable tire at all speeds
I replaced my Conti-RoadAttack 2 with the "motion" as a quality yet cost conscience purchase. I couldn't be happier. This tire is stable at all speeds while very quiet. I will know more about tread life in time. Thank You Revilla for fast & quality customer service.
July 7, 2014
cheap and good
Had the tire on for about a week. Ive hit some twistys with it and grips pretty good. Warms fast. Cant really comment on wear or wet durability since its only been a week but im satisfied.
June 16, 2014
Nice tire, but short life
I'm a positive person, I'll start with the good: Once I put these tires on, I didn't really think about them again. There was no drama, no slips, no issues. Most of this tire's life was spent in the mountains (PA, WV, VA, NC, TN) and I had zero concerns on roads such as the Dragon and other similar roads. If you're a low-mileage rider or really tight on cash, these might work pretty well for you.
So the bad: I installed these in April, rode once to work, once on a 150-ish mile Sunday ride, and on a 9-day 2600 mile trip. The tire is showing cords in the middle with 3000 miles. The trip was into the mountains (as mentioned), so it would be rather hard on the tire. Thing is, I did a similar trip a couple years ago on a Pilot Road 2 and that tire easily lasted the rest of the summer. I normally get 6-8k out of a rear over the last 4-5 PR2 and Conti Road Attacks. In short, the money just doesn't work out. I'll end up paying $200 for two tires to get what one $170-ish tire will do. The Front looks better, I'll probably get through another rear before that needs to be changed.
Please check out the pictures, I'm rather proud of the wear. :)
Bike: R1150R, with 230 lbs of me and maybe 100lbs of gear on it for the trip. 40 and 44 PSI when loaded, 36 and 40 PSI when not.
June 2, 2014
Dont worry, they're legit! Honda Superblackbird 1100XX
I was really afraid to buy these since they're so cheap but im glad i did. As soon as they were on i headed out on a road trip from Wisconsin to Houston Texas. They never missed a beat. They're certainly not high end performance tires and i can actually feel where the two kinds of rubber meet when turning but the grip is good and never felt loose. I didnt rain on me the whole time but i started out in high 30's weather and then was in mid 80s so a lot of different pavement temps and they never missed a beat. I cant comment on the wet or tread life yet but i wouldnt hesitate to buy them again. Definitely legit tires and i should mention i was at pretty high speeds for long periods of time too. A sustained 98mph for over half an hour and even 106 for 13 minutes with bags and these tires never gave me any probs or worries. So these are legit and work great. Obv im no employee or rep of Revzilla or Conti so this is a legit review too. =)
May 21, 2014
Great commuter tires.
I had these installed sometime ago for a quick cheap replacement the Avon's that the PO had on my Sv650, so far the tread seems to be holding up well for a semi-daily driver.
While they're ok at moderate speeds, I would not trust them with any level of aggressive driving, as they seem to be a hard compound makeup, definitely not track-able or for weekend of hard riding in the mountains.
May 5, 2014
Bang for the Buck
The price on these is great, for what you get. My only qualm with this tire is that they don't last very long. I bought a set for my bike, and the rear wore out in about 4,000 miles. So I've had to replace the rear before the front. Now I'm hoping they both wear out at the same time and I'll upgrade to something with more longevity.
April 21, 2014