Conti Sport Attack - Review -
I pulled off the Duncraps and put on a set of Conti Sport Attack’s in the factory sizes for my ’06 10.
I had 3100 miles on the stock tires and the front was still OK but the back had steel showing (just barely).
The Conti’s seemed nice right away but until I had them “scrubbed in” I wasn’t pushing them at all. Honestly any new tires feel good when you first ride your bike having pulled off a set of worn out ones.
I now have around 300 miles on the Conti’s and they are definitely better than the Dunlops. After my ride today I looked at my rear tire and had a little over 1/8 inch chicken strips so I haven’t pushed them out all the way yet but I will!
I was taking it a little east today as this is the first day in a week of snow and ice that I could ride. We had a fair amount of rain that followed the freezing weather which helped wash away the sand and crap but I was still a little tentative on all of my favorite curves.
I never had any slipping on the tires, except for one time when I hit a little patch of sand. I saw it coming and was prepared for it. The slight slip I got was impressive and very controllable. Needless to say I made sure my front didn’t hit it!
My favorite tires are (of course) the Pilot Powers but as we all know they are not yet available in the 190/55 and I wasn’t going to shell out $175 + shipping for a rear only. The Conti’s were $204 delivered for the pair and if the lifespan of the Duncraps is any indication I don’t guess the PP’s will last any longer.
As time goes on I will be adding to this thread what I think of these tires based on my experience going through 8 sets of PP’s on my XB12R over the last couple of years.