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Continental Tire Rules The Vintage Racing Circuit
Continental’s Road Attack 2 Classic Race tires offer racers a modern high-performance tire in sizes suitable for classic machines. The Road Attack 2 Classic Race tires features contemporary components like high-performance compounds, radial construction, a multi-compound tread design, and other modern technologies not found in other tires designed for classic bikes. Proof of the tires’ performance is evidenced by victories around the world during the 2013 season.
English team Sweatshop Phase One won the Maxi Class (1000cc, pre-1982) championship of the FIM European Classic Series aboard a 1978 Kawasaki Z1000 shod with Continental Road Attack 2 Classic Race tires. During the final event of the series at Aragon in Spain—which saw over 40 teams participate—team Sweatshop Phase One turned the fastest lap of the race.
American rider Ari Henning rode his Continental-shod Honda CB350 to wins in the AHRMA nationals, earning multiple victories at Willow Springs International Raceway, Miller Motorsports Park, and Barber Motorsports Park. En route to victory, Henning also set two class records at Miller.
Competing in the final round of the Australian Historic Road Racing Championships at Barbagallo Raceway, Tony Hynes took his Road Attack 2 Classic Race-equipped Suzuki GSX-R1100 to a respectable third-place finish against big-bore machines sporting modern 17-inch wheels and full-size slicks.
A team running Continental’s Road Attack 2 Classic Race tires won the prestigious Classic Race event at Tsukuba Circuit in central Japan, setting the fastest lap of day in the process.
The Road Attack 2 Classic Race tire implements the latest race tire technologies. Key features and benefits include:
1. A 0-degree radial carcass construction that provides straight-line stability and excellent cornering compliance, plus clear feedback while braking into and accelerating out of corners.
2. Continental’s Black Chili tread compound is a mixture of high structured racing carbon black, new grip resins, and patented ASC (Activated Silica Compound). This blend yields quick warm-up and excellent traction across a range of temperatures and a variety of environmental conditions.
3. Continental’s exclusive MultiGrip Technology offers a progressive-compound tread design that places harder rubber down the center of the tires for excellent mileage and control while braking, and a softer, stickier compound on the shoulders for improved cornering grip. MultiGrip Technology includes a special heat-curing process that blends compound boundaries to insure even wear and predictable handling.
4. Continental’s proprietary Traction Skin tread treatment eliminates the greasy mold release compound used by other manufacturers and leaves the tread with a fine, granular texture that eliminates the traditional “scrub-in” period so riders can get to race pace faster.
From lightweight 350cc machines to open-class superbikes, Continental Road Attack 2 Classic Race tires are currently available in the following dimensions to fit most classic racing machines, with additional sizes and a new compound scheduled to be available spring of 2014.
100/90R18 M/C 56V TL
110/80ZR18 M/C 58W TL
130/80R18 M/C 66V TL
150/65R18 M/C 69H TL
For more information, visit www.conti-moto.com.