Continental Sport Attack 2 Tires
Great tires at a good price. I've done a few long trips and some spirited weekend rides, including a track day, and the tires still look good and are holding up. I would purchase these again, no question.
September 16, 2014
Normal tires (such as my old battlax's) require a break in period in order to remove the surface layer of slick rubber. So do these, the only difference is with the Conti Attack 2 tires that distance is all of 1 mile. No joke. Which leads one to thinking it must be soft rubber.. also wrong. I live in southern Mass and just put 2000 miles on these tires in one week traveling to upper Maine near rockport, many rides around Maine and then the jurney home and the treads have not budged. As far as traction goes try to make them slip. I dare you. These come stock on the 2014 s1000rr and Ive taken them into turns until i scrape peg without the slightest worry they will let me down. I could go on forever about how beast these tires are but one last comment: the ride home from Maine was through intense rain storms, on the highways and off, still gripped like a champ. I avoid riding like a suicidal maniac in the rain but the confidence was still there with these tires. Highly Recommended.
September 3, 2014
VERY sticky tire
this tire is EXTREMELY sticky... with the more track oriented profile it also dips much easier and with much more presicion than the previous tires i've had (pireilii and metzler) i have only put 500-600 miles on the tire but so far the tread wear seems to be spot on... normally i cant tell by now if it's gonna wear abnormally or anything i don't care for.
September 3, 2014
I had the Stock Metzler tires. These give me more confidence.
April 27, 2014
I'm currently on my second front and first rear(were not switched as a set) coming from some Q2s. These tires a great and have definitely built up my confidence around turns and twisties. As far as the thread life i was able to get almost 13k off the front tire. I always recommend these tires.
November 20, 2013
best tire I've run so far
Just came off Pirelli supercorsa sp and found they were great but only in limited conditions for very limited mileage, as their wet handling was poor and the grip diminished greatly after 1500 miles. I read about the continentals and how BMW gave them their stamp of approval. I've had two good rides so far on my 848evo corse with these tires and they had better cold grip, predictable turn in, and excellent stability in turns. the only slippage I found was due to road conditions that sent my buddy off into the weeds on his supercorsas. I was also appreciative that the tire profile worked with my traction control; on level 4 there was no undue mitigation. The same compatibility with traction control could not be said for Michelin and Dunlop.
October 21, 2013
These tires deliver!
Not only does the tread for these tires look great, they work great! The grip is superb and overall smoothness couldn't be better! I recently returned from a short hour ride from my home town and found the last fifteen miles in a rain storm. These tires didn't let me down! When I had to cross lanes and braking was nessesary, control on the road wasn't a problem. I can't stress enough how good the tires are in wet conditions. Not much else could be asked for in tires and I am excited to see what continetal comes out with next!
June 4, 2013
I have these on a heavily modded 2004 GSXR 750. These replaced a worn out pair of Pilot Powers. I must say the grip and handling is vastly better with these tires in comparison. They also tip quite a bit quicker than the pilots. I was skeptical at first, but there is no need to break these tires in, I was wide open in some of my favorite corners just a few miles after putting these on and had so much confidence in their grip that I pushed harder than usual. As the for tread pattern it is unique, looks great, and works very well in water.
Tread life - After half a season of riding, these tires will still leave your hand black after touching them. The rubber is very soft. This being said, the tire actually holds up quite well with highway mileage in the center. I commute on this bike (44 miles a day) and in half a season the wear was actually surprisingly minimal for how soft the tires are.
Choosing a tire - I was concerned when I purchased a sports tire because a lot of times people actually decrease their grip buying sports tires due to the fact that they do not ride hard enough to warm the rubber up. This being said as long as it is warm out I always felt I had great traction, the only time where I did notice it was late fall when I was commuting in 40 degree weather. The first few minutes was like skating...this is quite a difference in contrast to the warm summer days when I would hope on my bike and think I had a flat front tire at low speeds because of how grippy the tires were.
Over all these are great tires and I couldn't recommend them more for a sports bike. If you ride a touring bike I would recommend the road attack(same tire, just little harder rubber which won't disappear under your heavier bike).
March 5, 2013