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Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:50 pm

Hooked
2016 MP3 500 Sport ABS
Joined: 08 Sep 2017
Posts: 249
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
 
Hooked
2016 MP3 500 Sport ABS
Joined: 08 Sep 2017
Posts: 249
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:50 pm linkquote
Has anybody here tried these tires? I'm going to be needing some new front tires later this spring or early summer. I'm having a hard time finding S-rated City Grip's in 110/70-13 size and a local dealer pointed me to new Continental ContiScoot tires. I've been happy with the performance of the stock City Grip's but the tire life isn't exceptional.

I just replaced the rear with a bigger 150/70-14 City Grip before I parked it for the winter. I normally don't like mixing fronts and rears but might give it a try, which is why I'm looking for feedback on the Continental's.

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Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:56 pm

Hooked
2016 MP3 500 Sport ABS
Joined: 08 Sep 2017
Posts: 249
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
 
Hooked
2016 MP3 500 Sport ABS
Joined: 08 Sep 2017
Posts: 249
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:09 am

Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 1433
Location: Ohio
 
Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 1433
Location: Ohio
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:09 am linkquote
They (?) say mixing brands is not a good idea.
I like to think that a tire is keeping me planted right side up if it is wearing.
Grip and wear are at opposite ends of the stick - to my mind.
Car racers seem to think so too.
O.S.
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:03 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350, 2020 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 13 Oct 2012
Posts: 8718
Location: Ashburn, Va. Home to the Internet
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350, 2020 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 13 Oct 2012
Posts: 8718
Location: Ashburn, Va. Home to the Internet
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:03 am linkquote
Mixing brands is not problem.
But Continental tires SUCK.
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:11 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 11860
Location: Oregon City, OR
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 11860
Location: Oregon City, OR
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:11 am linkquote
In my experience, Continental makes quality motorcycle and scooter tires. I have been running Continental Zippys for years on my Buddy, and Continental has always been one of the "go to" brands for BMW motorcycle tires. Continental makes one of the very few whitewall scooter tires that I would dare to use. I have no experience with the ContiScoot, however.
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:00 am

Addicted
GTS 300 Super
Joined: 13 Sep 2017
Posts: 998
Location: West Sacramento, CA
 
Addicted
GTS 300 Super
Joined: 13 Sep 2017
Posts: 998
Location: West Sacramento, CA
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:00 am linkquote
Use the Search tab above, type in Continental tire and see how it's been discussed AD NAUSEAM on this board for over 10 years!

I currently have the Michelin City Grip the original owner had on the bike. The tread is still good. No cracking or anything as of yet.

I ran over a screw a few months back on the back tire and the shop had a sale on Zippy's. It was significant enough of a difference compared to the City Grips I went for the Zippy.

So far, no problems. At least 1000 almost 2000 miles on it since it got slapped on.

Currently it seems like most like/love the Michelin. Though it seems Pirelli is making a brand many are switching to.

I remember 10 years ago when I think Piaggeo slapped Pirelli's on the bike's and many where switching to Zippy's. When I logged back on last year, it seems again people bashing Zippy's for City Grips.

Soon enough, people will be bashing City Grips for something else.
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:49 am

Hooked
2016 MP3 500 Sport ABS
Joined: 08 Sep 2017
Posts: 249
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
 
Hooked
2016 MP3 500 Sport ABS
Joined: 08 Sep 2017
Posts: 249
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:49 am linkquote
Sacto Monkeyboy wrote:
Use the Search tab above, type in Continental tire and see how it's been discussed AD NAUSEAM on this board for over 10 years!
Strange, I typed in ContiScoot in the search box and no results popped up. It's kind of hard for these tires to be
Quote:
discussed AD NAUSEAM on this board for over 10 years!'
when the tires weren't announced until late fall of last year!
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:02 am

Addicted
GTS 300 Super
Joined: 13 Sep 2017
Posts: 998
Location: West Sacramento, CA
 
Addicted
GTS 300 Super
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Posts: 998
Location: West Sacramento, CA
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:02 am linkquote
Sorry it was meant for the Continental. I didn't realize they were new tires you were asking about.

(Slinks away sheepishly)
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Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:32 am

Hooked
2019 MP3 500hpe Sport
Joined: 03 Nov 2014
Posts: 475
Location: Germany
 
Hooked
2019 MP3 500hpe Sport
Joined: 03 Nov 2014
Posts: 475
Location: Germany
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:32 am linkquote
I just ordered ContiScoots for my 500HPE. Being the Bridgestone Battlax for the front are only rated to 150km/h and that is the max limit of the top speed of the MP3 500HPE, I didn't want to take that chance since I ride pretty aggressively. Figured I would give these a try since they are rated to 180km/h. Wanted that extra bit of leeway on the speed index. I can report back in a month after I get some seat time on them.
Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:37 am

Member
Scarabeo 500ie
Joined: 02 Jan 2020
Posts: 7
Location: SoCal low desert
 
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Scarabeo 500ie
Joined: 02 Jan 2020
Posts: 7
Location: SoCal low desert
Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:37 am linkquote
Well I’m on only 2 wheels, (an Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie) but I did run a year with the Conti-scoot on the front and a Metzeler on the rear.
The Conti had a cupping or crowning to the wear pattern and gave me a wobble. I did have “Ride-on” tire sealant/balancer in it too.
I went back to a Pirelli Angel scooter up front and a Pirelli Diablo scooter on the rear this year and no issues with wear.
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