Small Sportbike Tire Comparison | MC GARAGE VIDEO

Evaluating the sporting potential of the current crop of tires for small sportbikes.

Small-bore sportbikes like KTM's new RC390 and Yamaha's R3 are making a big splash, and tire manufacturers are taking notice. Michelin, Bridgestone, and Shinko have all recently released rubber in 110 front section widths and 140 and 150 rear section widths suitable for small-displacement sportbikes. That's adding to existing options from Pirelli and IRC, which means consumers now have lots of tires to choose from.

In this special off-site episode of MC Garage , Road Test Editor Ari Henning will evaluate the sporting capabilities of Michelin Pilot Street Radials, Bridgestone S20 Evos, Shinko SR 880/881s, Pirelli Diablo Rosso IIs, and IRC Road Winners so that you can make a more informed purchasing decision when it comes time to replace your tires.