Best Sport, Adventure & Touring Tires of 2019 - Motorcycle Tire Comparison

30 Bal 2019
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The world of motorcycle tires can be a bit tire-some (sorry), even for the experienced. It’s fraught with complicated terminology, too many dang options and there's no lack of opinions either. We cut through the crap to bring you the knowledge to make your own informed decision. Let’s get going!
Pirelli Angel GT II Tires -
Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 Tires -
Michelin Anakee Adventure Tires -
Avon Cobra Chrome Tires -
Continental Conti Sport Attack 3 Tires -
Dunlop D952 Tires -
Bridgestone Adventurecross AX 41 Tires -
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  • Hello from Siberia! Our nature and weather are almost like in Canada, only our roads are much worse. I go on a cruiser everywhere and faced the problem of choosing tires. It turned out that there are practically no off-road tires in the sizes 130 / 90-16 and 150 / 80-16. Even moderately off-road. Standard D404 Dunlop tires do poorly in mud. As a result, I ordered a Pirelli MT60 RS. I would be grateful if someone would advise something similar in this dimension.

    GraveDiggerGraveDiggerPrieš 9 dienų
  • Been riding 40 years an I just learned a lot.

    chybaguschybagusPrieš 20 dienų
  • Genuinely professional production. It truly comes across like a quality motorcycle show from a big tv channel. Great video, great audio, great visuals, great content, and fantastic delivery. I subscribed on the first video I watched, which was about 3 wheelers. I thought it was a big budget show made by LTworlds.

    Lenz ZilsLenz ZilsPrieš 23 dienas
  • Straight up.....All i needed to know about tires, you're the best @FortNine

    Mellouki SidahmedMellouki SidahmedPrieš mėn
  • We need a 2020 update please! More videos please!

    Jake chenJake chenPrieš mėn
  • A la verga.

    Saq WopSaq WopPrieš mėn
  • what is a good tire for winter riding? or alternative options to ride in the winter

    Alex SeoAlex SeoPrieš mėn
  • Hello. We are in the end times and I pray whoever reads this will consider.. Life is so short but what we do now counts for everything that is to come. Everyday is not guaranteed and God almighty is in control. We must all repent from our sins and believe in Jesus Christ that He died for our sins and rose on the 3rd day by the Father in Heaven. Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to salvation and eternal life. Heaven and Hell are very real and those who are not covered by the blood of the Lamb of God (Jesus Christ) will die in Hell. Jesus Christ loves us so much that He came down from Heaven, suffered and died for our sins so we may have eternal life with Him. Do not take the mark of the beast that is to come. Please call upon Jesus Christ, He will answer! We must live a Holy and righteous life through Jesus Christ. Pray, fast, seek Jesus Christ and read the Word of God (bible). Jesus Christ is GOD! God bless you all. Jesus Christ is coming back very soon!. "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13 KJV "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6 KJV "I and my Father are one." John 10:30 KJV "And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:" Acts 2:17 KJV "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." Acts 2:38 KJV "And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem." Luke 24:47 KJV "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." Matthew 10:28 KJV "For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" Matthew 16:25-26 KJV "Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are." 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 NKJV "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God." 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 KJV

    Kr BrKr BrPrieš mėn
  • Let's wait for an 2020 edition now!

    Fred S.Fred S.Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Show some love and support. Like, share comment and subscribe

    GfunkSenaGfunkSenaPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • No tread depth indicators in the my neck of America...nobody cares

    Stevie JoStevie JoPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Great video, Ryan & Aneesh. I learned so much. Just put a set of Michelin Commander 3's on my cruiser (2005 Yamaha Roadstar) .... best m/c tires I've ever had on any bike I've owned over the past 40 yrs. (The Michelin Commander 3's are excellent and a "notch above" the Metzler 888's, a "good" tire, that they replaced)

    beekeeperbeekeeperPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Aloha

    jusride7jusride7Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Thank you

    neilPatrickHneilPatrickHPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I just f'in love your educational content.

    sarcawansarcawanPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Great job, very good video, lots of information, Thanks

    Ernest BowenErnest BowenPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Wow, excellent work.

    Craig BurnerCraig BurnerPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Two words: 1. Wicked 2. Smart Thanks!

    MillibarmanMillibarmanPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • All your videos are excellent! I wish there was a reference book ;)

    Jean-Francois LechasseurJean-Francois LechasseurPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Stolice su ti super, iste k'o u domu zdravlja Kumrovec na Otoci :) ;)

    slowlyslowlyPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Ryan, you make the most informative and entertaining videos on the planet! Thanks so much!

    Doug DavisDoug DavisPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I ride tubes on the pirreli gt2 for near 8k km

    V alleV allePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Came here looking for an adv tire since I'm not experienced with adv, and the fact that Ryan recommends my favorite road tire, the continentals, gives me confidence that I can trust him

    Bernardo SantosBernardo SantosPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • BT023 it is then... Thanks! :D

    João BorgesJoão BorgesPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 👋☕️⚖️

    Dunlop Kuhmo IIDunlop Kuhmo IIPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Any recommendations for KTM RC 390? This will be my 3rd new pair, want to move from the Metzelars now...

    Rajarshi MitraRajarshi MitraPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • every one in finland likes more bias tires because radials steel wires always while burning rubber get tangeled in the sprockets

    gulag dtgulag dtPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Anyone else just hit the like button on these videos automatically and immediately?

    Scott CliffordScott CliffordPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Fantastic ❤️❤️

    Sunny PandeySunny PandeyPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Nothing on the Michelin pr5?

    Frederick MaloufFrederick MaloufPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • What would choose between: Conti TKC70 and Metzeler Tourance? These would be for a 2017 GSA and generally for light off-roading.

    szlaeyer22szlaeyer22Prieš 4 mėnesius
  • wtf dd i just watch

    raglanheuserraglanheuserPrieš 4 mėnesius

    Martin DMartin DPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Really practical and informative

    THE WeekndTHE WeekndPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Nice thumbnail. And keeping the intro simple with just "hello".

    Steven CasteelSteven CasteelPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • I used to ride an Anakee Adventure on my 1250 GS. It works well but it’s very, very noisy on pavement.

    Jaime RiveraJaime RiveraPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • How about Metzeler Roadtec 01 isn’t it a real competitor to Angel GT 2

    Essa AlhussainEssa AlhussainPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Sesame Street SILLY DANCING BIG BIRD ELMO Abby Cadabby NINA

    Jose VelezJose VelezPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • I'm sad you didn't mention the Dunlop Q3 Plus tire :( Phenomenal tire.

    NspinicelliNspinicelliPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Thank you for a good lesson keep up your style and good work 👌

    Svendus McveteranerSvendus McveteranerPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • So what should I put on my 1290 superduke GT?

    mario spencermario spencerPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Great video! Im going for blocks

    Quinten NobbeQuinten NobbePrieš 5 mėnesių
  • I was the God who invented tires. Thsi video is spot on.

    Victory ManifestoVictory ManifestoPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • For me dunlop is the way to go in the states Q3+ is like $300 a set I can handle that every 3-4 years!

    Tammy ForbesTammy ForbesPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • what about the tires used by no wheelie bar drag bikes?

    Dave GilbertDave GilbertPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I will need to watch this video a several few more times to fully understand it..... Love your videos.

    Ayush ChoudharyAyush ChoudharyPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • You have a opinion on the motoz gps? The motoz adventure is a awesome tire

    Lou LucasLou LucasPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Man... just who are you? Are you a rider? An engineer? Just a motorcycles lover? Who are you and why do you do this job? Who are you!!!

    Vespertili KildemVespertili KildemPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • Ryan is a moto journalist\content creator with major's in physics and art.

      NXTkNXTkPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • I run Michelin Anakee Adventure on the rear and a Continental TKC 80 on front. I ride my 2016 G650GS BMW on Highway and hard pack clay forest trails. Thoughts?

    Rob HackettRob HackettPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • So.......................................... Big bike (like and Indian Roadmaster for example) tour tire, your choice?

    MotormanMotormanPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Great video! So informative

    TaDarius HooperTaDarius HooperPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Too much information for my small brain. I ride ‘on road’, mostly sealed roads but often with pot holes, sand and gravel on the road, and slippery in the wet, most likely water and some spilled oil or pollution. My bike is most dangerous when it loses grip. Motorcycle commentators seem to be all about speed and riding at the limit. With cars wet weather tyres are all about treads that expel water, and maintaining tyre contact with the road. On my car I found the Bridgestone tyres long wearing and great dry road tyres but slippery in the wet. I fitted Michelin wet weather tyres and noticed greatly increased grip it the wet. My front wheel drive used to spin wheels on our smooth steep tiled garage ramp. No problem with Pirelli wet weather tyres. My Honda PCX scooter came with what look like racing slicks, with very little tread that I believe expel water. Great on good sealed roads but I want for wet weather tyres like I have on my car. I was told increasing groves reduces road grip as there is less rubber. I always felt confident with my Honda Wave tyres as they had more tread and bigger wheels to deal with rough surfaces. The Highway speed limit in Thailand is 90kph or 55mph and as I am 76yo I tend to ride at 40-60kph around town and up to 80 on the highway. I would really appreciate a road safety rather than speed performance VS economy review of tyres. Are knobbies better in the wet on bitumen? Do knobbies hold the road better with spilled sand or gravel on bitumen? The best tyre holds the road in the worst conditions. “There is nothing worse than the front wheel losing grip on a corner,” the voice of experience.

    Bob JunielBob JunielPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Any comparable tire to the anakee but that has a 17in front wheel option? Looking to go on little adventures off the pavement on my Versys 650 but I am having a hard time finding good 80/20 road/off-road tires. Event the anakee 3 does not have a 17 in option. Ho, and as always awesome content...

    Philippe BureauPhilippe BureauPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I am addicted to your channel. I dont know what to do!

    aravind t.caravind t.cPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • This is INCREDIBLE!

    Sheel KapurSheel KapurPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • I love my Road Attack 2 for "spirited" riding on my F800.

    Gerard MontgomeryGerard MontgomeryPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • cops measure your tread in Canada?

    Joe LarsonJoe LarsonPrieš 7 mėnesių
    • Or just for inspection

      Joe LarsonJoe LarsonPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Brilliant analysis as always, keep up the good work gents!

    Duane DrobotDuane DrobotPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • So which tyre should I get???????

    Adrian trainAdrian trainPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Man, I love how you don't stick to any brand and you just state the facts.

    Eric HooperEric HooperPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Great info. Now my question: what tire should I buy?!!!

    Traveler on 2 wheels or 18Traveler on 2 wheels or 18Prieš 7 mėnesių
  • This man's delivery is professional. Thank you Fortnine.

    Stephen BranhamStephen BranhamPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • So... no mention of Metzeler? They were the best tyre I’d ever ridden... over 10 years on 4 different bikes trying everything from Avon to .... squirms.. Bridgestone.

    Ted HeardTed HeardPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Hi Ryan? What would you suggest on a Honda CB500X? I'm really puzzled here. It is almost impossible to find tires other than the OEM Dunlop Mixtour Trailmax! Sizes are 110/80/19 Front and 160/60/17 Rear! Help!

    oplon 82oplon 82Prieš 7 mėnesių
  • Great videos, please keep up the good work.

    Drago ClarkeDrago ClarkePrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Cobra chrome in 180 55r 17 size ?

    Jmh SmithJmh SmithPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Thanks for this video. Great information!

    OleranOleranPrieš 7 mėnesių

    ashleyphotogashleyphotogPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • 2006 V-Strom 650, I have a hard time getting anything other than Mitas E-07. I spend a LOT of time on the pavement, including during rain, so I like the siping action of 50/50 tires. I almost never go on anything more gnarly than nasty roads, so the 50/50 tire is more than enough when I finally leave pavement. The nicest part -- they're inexpensive and last forever.

    Duncan McRaeDuncan McRaePrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Yamaha Royal Star Venture OEM tire is a Dunlop 404. I would get 7500 miles on a rear. Went to Avon's Viper, now Cobra and get upwards of double the mileage. Ride well and I highly recommend for a heavy tour bike like the 800+ pound RSV

    Joe ShmoeJoe ShmoePrieš 7 mėnesių
    • I ride a Yamaha Roadstar ... it had Metzler 888's, a "good" tire, on it when I bought it. Several months ago, I put a new set of tires on it .... I now ride on Michelin Commander 3's. Now that is an "excellent" tire. Best m/c tire I've ever ridden on, and I've been riding various street bikes for almost 40 yrs now. Commander 3's are perfect in every way.

      beekeeperbeekeeperPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Just an educational question folks: What do the red dots on the global map (15:20) mean?

    György RabenschwartzGyörgy RabenschwartzPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • A big drunk on a small boat sounds like something your father or your bad uncle the one that your mother dosent like, says a lot.

    Prize Cow Productions present ?Prize Cow Productions present ?Prieš 8 mėnesių
  • Where is my 2020 adv tire video?!

    Dark Ariel7Dark Ariel7Prieš 8 mėnesių
  • You keep educating me,I’m 64 and my world of knowledge over time feel seriously lacking,,,so help an old dog learn a new trick...I ride the CVO ULTRA HARLEYScreaming Eagle 110 (960lbs)I’m running Michelin,but would really like you thoughts on what I should run,yes I’m old but have been a adrenaline junkie since I was 12 riding my Honda 90 ,I push this half ton beast to the edge,if I could improve it’s handling that would be great,,what you think?

    Floyd CarrollFloyd CarrollPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • This is another great video. One element that you didn’t mention but which is important is the tread symmetry. For street tires I highly recommend using tires with asymmetrical patterns, especially those whose grooves cross alternately towards the center of the tire. Why is this important? Anyone who has ever ridden across a bridge that has metal grating has felt the tires (especially the front) wobble as it tries to track with the grating. The same is true when riding on roadways that have had the top layer of asphalt removed prior to laying down a new coating. At best this can be distracting and at worst it can be dangerous. By using tires with asymmetrical patterns, they don’t try to track with the grooves. At the very least the front tire should be asymmetrical, and ideally both should be. It’s amazing how much easier a bike handles with these tires.

    motorcop505motorcop505Prieš 8 mėnesių
  • Hand fisted idiot, i see my mind is kinda dirty

    Alen BananalenAlen BananalenPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • This is a great video. Thank you

    z50king29z50king29Prieš 8 mėnesių
  • This was such a great explanation about tires, and the bit about knobs or changing!

    JTheDonJTheDonPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • Thanks for sharing your knowledge f9 , your the Sshit..!

    Eddie AlvarezEddie AlvarezPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • Kendas rot so quick in dry climates I had to switch to another brand. I also lost more air with them

    steve denttsteve denttPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • Hello @fortnine What tire would you recommend for a transalp from 1990s to use in the street? no dirt at all unless travelling. Thank you!

    Moto Aventuras:.Moto Aventuras:.Prieš 8 mėnesių
  • Finally, what did you say about, which tyre I should choose??

    நல்ல நாள்நல்ல நாள்Prieš 8 mėnesių
  • I am really excited.i was searching and searching until I watched this I really know which tyre is better for me and my bike.thank you very much Mr specialist.

    Moi IoMoi IoPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • nice tunes!!!!!!!!!

    Carlos BarraganCarlos BarraganPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • Ah yes. The inherent compromise(s) involved in tire selection. In my case (Harley touring) grip vs mileage. I haven't found any nirvana yet.

    Guy ConnellGuy ConnellPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • Wonder if he's Alton Brown's Good Eats little brother

    PaulPaulPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • I think FortNine should advertise more of their products mid-video. Great content, if you spared 15 secs of the video just to talk about you would get more visitors and maybe more buyers

    Nuno FlóridoNuno FlóridoPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • Great videos mate. Keep out the good work! F800GS Rider in Osaka.

    Mochi GeorgeMochi GeorgePrieš 8 mėnesių
  • I know the Battleaxe has been updated but it was the OEM tire on my 08 Concours and I HATED IT. Absolutely terrible tire. I replaced them with Metzeler Road Tec Z6's and it completely changed my bike. Sorry. May not be the same tire today but I talk S!*$ about that crap a$$ tire every chance I get.

    shawn coxshawn coxPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • Awesome and very helpful

    Bostonclassics1Bostonclassics1Prieš 8 mėnesių
  • So S22 for my R1. Got it

    Carlos De LeonCarlos De LeonPrieš 9 mėnesių
  • Last time I did any real continuous riding was 20 years ago. I ran Bridgestone S11 exclusively. They gave me incredibly reliable grip, even when bald on the centerline, and I could corner my V45 Magna hard enough to put the pegs on the ground. Those now seem to be rather hard to find. Now I know why, and I'll be looking into the availability of the S22 for my current ride. Thanks for the info, and now I understand a lot more. You ROCK!

    Allan PurlAllan PurlPrieš 9 mėnesių
  • Actually, the continental sportatack 2's are much cheaper than the s20s, s21s and s22s, and still have more grip.

    Bernardo SantosBernardo SantosPrieš 9 mėnesių
  • What I've learned from this is rubber tires are like ex-girlfriends...warm and soft until they're cold hard bitches...good to know

    Scott EgerScott EgerPrieš 9 mėnesių
  • Uhh....what?

    dawit fikadudawit fikaduPrieš 9 mėnesių
  • If you want a tire, choose somewhere else. The shipment goes 'missing', Fortnine will hold onto your cash while you wait 24 days to get a refund. Do not buy anything from this company. Their courier will lose the item, Fortnine will do nothing to assist you until at least 24 days past the original order date. That is how long I am having to wait, so I can get my money back for tires so I can order them from elsewhere. Fortnine care nothing about motorcyclists.

    VFR 1200VFR 1200Prieš 9 mėnesių
  • Can you post some review on Dunlop Trailmax Mission 50/50 Adventure Tire

    naveensharma68naveensharma68Prieš 9 mėnesių
  • Wats ur opinion on metzeler lasertec tyres. I use them in Kashmir Pakistan on my Honda cbf250 . Keep ryding and stay safe.

    silversurfursilversurfurPrieš 9 mėnesių
  • How have I not found your channel sooner! The quality of information, and the production and editing quality of your videos is better than ANY other motorcycle content I've seen on TV or social media. Amazing!

    John FletcherJohn FletcherPrieš 9 mėnesių
  • Brilliant! Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

    Famille Bussieres-MainvilleFamille Bussieres-MainvillePrieš 9 mėnesių