Vintage motorcycles are-if we are going to be honest-just simply outdated. Though technology marches on, many of us live in a self-inflicted bubble of archaic design. We love it, but at the same time grimace at the oil stains in the garage, the fickle carburetors, and iffy electronics. However, thanks to Continental Tires, there is one area where our decades-old motorcycles can venture into a brave new word. Enter the ContiRoadAttack 2 and 3 CR and ContiClassicAttack motorcycle tires.
The ContiRoadAttack 2 and 3 CRs (CR stands for “Classic Race”) just may be the most technologically sophisticated vintage racing tires ever created in the 18 inch size. Since their debut in the vintage racing scene a few years ago, the ContiRoadAttack 2 CR’s have set track records and racked up race wins across the planet. We are very fortunate to have a pair for our Ducati 350 road race project bike, and look forward to posting our track review in the upcoming weeks (as soon as we catch some decent weather!). Perhaps you are wondering: Is it possible to drool over something as mundane as tires? Apparently, yes.
New for this year, the ContiRoadAttack 3 CR’s claim to be the successor of the ContiRoadAttack 2 CR’s and are geared toward “heavy and powerful classic sport and super bikes.” These specially designed vintage race tires feature “grip limit feedback,” and a new tread pattern and compound which should make these new “3’s” the tires to have when the track get’s wet and slippery.
Not a racer? Continental also supplies the ContiClassicAttack, with many of the same features of the racing tires, but geared for longevity and everyday riding.
Check out Part 1 of our ContiRoadAttack 2 CR review and more information on these Continental tires below.
Newly developed product available in all the most commonly used sizes and additionally in CR versions, with a racing compound that ensures better grip and a special carcass design for better feedback in racing events.
Exceptionally easy handling with ultra high grip and enhanced cornering stability.
Superb control and optimum feedback at the stability limits.
0° steel belted design for enhanced stability and feedback when braking and accelerating out of curves.
TractionSkin ensures extremely safe and short run-in time.
The tried and tested “MultiGrip“ technology makes for extended mileage and maximum grip in extreme banking maneuvers.
Successor of the legendary and well reputed test winner ContiRoadAttack 2 CR
Optimized racing compound for maximum grip
Special radial classic bike carcass for narrow rims providing extraordinary handling and stability; the Benchmark in the Classic Racing Segment
Improved wet performance due to a new tread pattern design and compound, developed for Classic and Vintage racing
Customized pattern design for the size 150/65 R 18 for maximum performance under acceleration at corner exit
GripLimitFeedback for predictable handling at the limit
Exceptionally easy handling with ultra high grip and cornering stability.
Superb control and optimum feedback.
Excellent grip under all conditions, even in the wet and at low temperatures.
Excellent mileage thanks to modern compound technology.
Force directional tread pattern for optimum wear behavior and excellent water displacement.
Optimized radial carcass design for good handling and high stability.