Continental Dominant in
Classic Racing the World Over
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 provide
a competitive advantage by way of 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. Henning set two class records at Miller, and attributes his
speed to the secure grip and predictable handling of the Road Attack 2 Classic
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 tires’ tremendous success is due to the implementation of the
latest race tire technologies. Key features and benefits include:
1. A thoroughly modern, 0-degree radial carcass
construction that provides straight-line stability and excellent cornering
compliance, plus clear feedback while braking into and accelerating out of
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
From lightweight 350cc machines to open-class superbikes, Continental Road Attack 2 Classic Race
tires have been successful in classic racing around the world, giving riders
the quick warm up, sharp handling, and superior grip they need to win races.
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