MattPie
 
 
 
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    May 21, 2012
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    June 9, 2014
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Continental Conti-Motion Radial Front Tire New premium brand all-season Sport Touring radial for the price conscious rider. Outstanding all-around performance radial for year-round use Unmatched levels of wet and dry grip Long life due to newly formulated polymer compound and modern force-oriented tread pattern 0 Steel-belt construction on the rear for excellent stability and ride comfort
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The *front* is good
PostedJune 9, 2014
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MattPie
From Philly
State:PA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Grip 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tread life 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Wet Traction 
3 / 5
3 / 5
The front Conti Motion seems to be a nice tire. I put a set of these on back in March for a trip and haven't have any traction or riding issues since. The main problem is after 3000 miles, the rear is completely worn out (see my review (with pictures!) of the rear tire). The front looks better and I'd guess still has a 1000-2000 miles left. I much prefer to put like-model tires on, so after this front is worn out I probably won't buy them again. Even if I get another 2000 miles on this front, that's only 5k; I can usually get around 8k or more out of a Michelin PR2 or Conti Road Attack. If you do the math, it's almost the same cost per mile but I don't have to change tires as often.
Bike: 2004 BMW R1150R (525lbs + 230lbs rider + 100lbs gear). 3000 miles of mostly NC mountains. Maybe they'd wear better on a lighter bike, like a SV650 or Buell.
Rides: 1982 Honda GL500I Silver Wing Interstate
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Continental Conti-Motion Radial Rear Tire New premium brand all-season Sport Touring radial for the price conscious rider. Outstanding all-around performance radial for year-round use Unmatched levels of wet and dry grip Long life due to newly formulated polymer compound and modern force-oriented tread pattern 0 Steel-belt construction on the rear for excellent stability and ride comfort
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Nice tire, but short life
PostedJune 2, 2014
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MattPie
From Philly
State:PA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Grip 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tread life 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Wet Traction 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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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.
Rides: 1982 Honda GL500I Silver Wing Interstate
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Icon Alliance Hi-Viz Helmet
Icon Alliance Hi-Viz Helmet
Icon Alliance Hi-Viz Helmet When it comes to motorcycle safety - Icon believes the best possible protection is avoiding the crash altogether. Such was the reasoning behind the Alliance Hi-Viz Helmet. Painted in a UV-resistant fluorescent color and affixed with reflective graphics, the Hi-Viz will dramatically increase your day or night conspicuity. But this helmet is not just all about the color - it is also about the styling. The sleek clean lines of the helmet are emphasized by the graphic placement giving this Icon Alliance speed all on its own. See and be seen, my friend. ALL WORLD STANDARD, MEETS OR EXCEEDS THE FOLLOWINGDOT FMVSS 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (EUROPE), SAI AS1698 (AUSTRALIA) and SG (JAPAN)SAFETY AND TESTING STANDARDS. DOES NOT SHIP WITH SAI OR SG CERTIFICATION STICKERS UNLESS PURCHASED FROM AN AUTHORIZED DEALER IN THAT COUNTRY. REFLECTIVE GRAPHICS REMOVABLE MOLDED BREATH DEFLECTOR REDUCES SHIELD FOGGING CHIN VENTING SYSTEM REDUCES SHIELD FOGGING FULLY REMOVABLE/WASHABLE HYDRADRY INTERIOR QUICK-CHANGE FOG-FREE PROSHIELD WITH SIDEPLATES PROLOCK SHIELD LOCKING SYSTEM INJECTION MOLDED POLYCARBONATE SHELL FOR STRENGTH LONG OVAL HEADFORM WIND TUNNEL TESTED AND REFINED MOLDED TWIN CHANNEL SUPERVENT FOR INCREASED COOLING REAR EXHAUST PORTS PREVENT HEAT BUILDUP
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hi-viz but still attactive
PostedMay 21, 2012
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MattPie
State:PA
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My girlfriend like the idea of hi-viz and orange, and this helmet is fantastic because it hits those marks. Other helmets match that description, but this still manages to be an attractive design unlike most others. Combined with also being ECE 22-05, this seems to be a great, safe, helmet for those on a budget.
Rides: 2004 BMW R1150R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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