The manufacturer Continental has recently announced that certain models of tires for motorcycles were irregular. Brand have to recall 170,000 tires all around the world.
Continental Tire: A tread strip inappropriate
Indeed, it would be a manufacturing problem on the tread or belt which could result in separation of the two elements. However, there is no need to panic for those who have equipped their bikes with this tires Continental because only two models are concerned.
Models 120/70 ZR17 and 120/70R17. For now, we only know that 8000 tires are concerned in France and most of them are in stock retailers. For concerned users, first things to do is to look at the fabrication date. If this one was built between 2007 & 2014, It’s necessary to bring them back to the retaillers and change it for a similar model.
The manufacturing deffiency has, for the moment, cause any damanage or injury to motorcycles drivers. However, this imperfection can cause a loss of pressure in the tyre which in the medium to long term, could cause a loss of traction. It is therefore important to consider this point to change the tire as soon as possible.
It’s really rare for Continental to call back tires. We hope that this quack will not harm him in the future and not to tarnish its brand image!