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2023 Tire Recommendations | 17-inch Heavy Machinery Commuting Tire Selection, Price/Specification/Technology Comparison

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Each car model on the market has completely different needs for tires. Today we will introduce a tire whose performance focuses on wear, drainage, and wet performance. It has relatively no demand for cornering, and is used for large heavy motorcycles as a road trip, For daily mobility or commuter riders, the first thing they value is wetland performance and high wear resistance, and the second is the C/P value of the product. For heavy-duty car owners who are worried about which commuter tires to choose, Moto7 has sorted out several popular options on the market that are introduced and sold by general agents (front 120/rear 160 (inclusive) and above). If you want to find Riders who are looking for a suitable tire model or want to save money may wish to take a look.

MAXXIS MA-ST3.

Reference size and reference price (price is for reference only):

  • forward:
    120/70ZR17: $3,000 (online price)
  • back:
    180/55ZR17: $4,300 (online price)

Tire technology and characteristics:
MA-ST3 uses a new generation of Silica special formula to increase wet grip by 28%. It uses double rubber materials in the rubber part to enhance wear resistance and improve wear resistance.The carcass structure is strengthened to maintain straight-line stability and provide high mileage. The good transition characteristics improve the stability of dumping, and the contact area is increased to increase grip and cornering stability. It is worth mentioning that in 2022, MA-ST3 has passed the German Locomotive Industry Joint Test (IVM).

As the current flagship heavy-duty touring tire of Maxxis, it maintains the high C/P value in the past while also taking into account safety.

BRIDGESTONE BATTLAX SPORT TOURING T31.

Reference size and reference price (price is for reference only):

  • forward:
    120/60ZR17: $4,100 (online price)
    120/70ZR17: $4,100 (online price)
    120/70ZR17 (GT): $4,300 (online price)
  • back:
    160/60ZR17: $5,900 (online price)
    170/60ZR17: $5,600 (online price)
    170/60ZR17 (GT): $6,000 (online price)
    180/55ZR17: $6,100 (online price)
    180/55ZR17 (GT): $6,300 (online price)
    190/55ZR17: $6,600 (online price)
    190/50ZR17: $6,500 (online price)

Tire technology and characteristics:
The characteristics of T31 tires focus on wet grip and good wear life. The front wheel part uses an improved mixed compound to improve the flexibility of the rubber and more completely connect with the ground under load, providing better grip in lower temperature areas. The ground strength has also been improved, and the rear tire uses composite tire technology. In the pattern part, the increased proportion of grooves in the shoulder can provide better drainage, thereby improving cornering performance in wet road conditions, and optimizing the main part of the middle part. The groove angle and increased contact area provide higher camber thrust for enhanced handling in dry conditions.

Compared with the previous generation T30, T31 has much improved wetland performance.

Use ULTIMAT EYE™ technology to improve tire grip performance on wet and dry surfaces.

The design of the tread grooves is helpful for dry and wet performance, grip, and mileage.

Bridgestone BRIDGESTONE T32.

Reference size and reference price (price is for reference only):

  • forward:
    120/60ZR17: $4,300 (online price)
    120/70ZR17: $4,900 (online price)
    120/70ZR17 (GT): $5,100 (online price)
  • back:
    160/60ZR17: $6,200 (online price)
    160/70ZR17: $6,500 (online price)
    170/60ZR17: $6,200 (online price)
    170/60ZR17 (GT): $6,500 (online price)
    180/55ZR17: $6,800 (online price)
    180/55ZR17 (GT): $7,000 (online price)
    190/55ZR17: $7,000 (online price)
    190/55ZR17 (GT): $7,200 (online price)
    190/50ZR17: $7,000 (online price)

Tire technology and characteristics:
T32 is Bridgestone’s latest sports touring tire. It also provides a GT version with load-bearing design. Compared with the previous generation T31, T32 has a new pattern design and uses the latest compound materials. The rear wheel uses composite material technology to take into account wear and tear. Long life and excellent traction performance. The unique pattern design improves performance on dry and wet surfaces, and ULTIMAT EYE™ technology improves grip on slippery surfaces. It is worth mentioning that the T32 has the same mileage performance as the previous generation T31, and has achieved better results in wetland performance. Car owners who care about grip performance in rainy days may wish to consider the T32.

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DUNLOP SPORTMAX ROADSPORT2.

Reference size and reference price (price is for reference only):

  • forward:
    120/60ZR17: $3,500 (online price)
    120/70ZR17: $5,200 (online price)
  • back:
    160/60ZR17: $6,000 (online price)
    180/55ZR17: $6,700 (online price)
    190/55ZR17: $6,900 (online price)
    190/50ZR17: $7,000 (online price)
    200/50ZR17: $7,000 (online price)

Tire technology and characteristics:
The rear wheel adopts PCL composite formula technology. The surface layer and the inner layer use two different formulas respectively, which not only provides excellent grip and mileage, but also suppresses the degradation of grip caused by wear. The steel wire layer adopts a UFS-JLB structure with a relatively loose weaving method, and the belt layer tension of each part is adjusted according to the difference in inclination angle, optimizing the tire rigidity and improving the tire ground feeling. It also adopts the CTT curved surface design developed for straight driving, providing Excellent straight-line stability.

The PCL structural design makes RoadSport less likely to deteriorate even after the tire is used.

Compared with Dunlop’s flagship performance tire α-14, RoadSport2 is more economical and affordable, and is a good choice for riders who pursue C/P value.

DUNLOP SPORTMAX ROADSMART 4.

Reference size and reference price (price is for reference only):

  • forward:
    120/60ZR17: $2,800 (online price)
    120/70ZR17: $3,000 (online price)
  • back:
    180/55ZR17: $4,300 (online price)
    190/55ZR17: $4,400 (online price)
    190/50ZR17: $4,400 (online price)

Tire technology and characteristics:
In the structural part, ROADSMART uses an aramid fiber structure (JLB) in the front wheel to enhance the toughness of the carcass and reduce micro-jumping. The rear wheel uses an IPT structure to effectively increase rigidity and improve the feeling of cornering. The rubber part uses the new Hi-SILICA X rubber formula, which can Effectively improve the tire’s ground contact and wet grip; the rear wheel adopts PCL PROGRESSIVE compound formula technology, which not only provides excellent grip and mileage, but also inhibits the loss of grip caused by wear.

The CIPT structure achieves a good balance between rigidity and toughness of the sidewall.

CONTINENTAL CONTIROADATTACK 3 Road Attacker 3.

Reference size and reference price (price is for reference only):

  • forward:
    120/60ZR17: $5,100 (online price)
    120/70ZR17: $6,100 (online price)
  • back:
    180/55ZR17: $8,300 (online price)

Tire technology and characteristics:
Daogong 3 uses exclusive MultiGrip composite material technology in the carcass, which increases the grip of the tire shoulders on both sides and reduces wear in the central part. The ZeroDegree steel belt structure can ensure high-speed driving stability. A new micro-rough tread is used in the tread part, which eliminates the need for wax and can be put on the road immediately after installation, providing excellent grip. The RainGrip compound is adjusted for rainy days to maintain good grip. Recently, this site has done a special review on this tire. If you are interested A reading reference for the car enthusiasts department.
[Extended reading]
CONTINENTAL RoadAttack 3 road test: balanced in five aspects, sound in ten aspects

Technology map used in Daogong 3.

The micro-rough tread and Rainrip compound make it perform well on both wet and dry roads.

The steel wire-wrapped reinforced carcass maintains driving stability and has good sports performance.

For more details on 17-inch commuter tires, see the next page


The article is in Chinese

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