A number of complains, from around the globe, have reached the motorcycle tyre manufacturer, Continental, and led to a decision to the recall of certain tyres! Problem seems like coming from tread, which then leads to a separation and eventually air loss! Luckily enough, up till the 11th of August, Continental haven’t received any reports of accidents due to this condition! Wish this exchange program it is hoping to avoid any dangers!
From the info we gathered, the tyres affected are the front wheel ones, the 120/70 ZR17 & the 120/70 R17. There’s around 170,000 tyres sold worldwide between 2007 & 2014, both on new vehicles and replacements!
The following are the ones affected! Check yours now!!
120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL CP8B B5MV 1008 to 2614
120/70R17 M/C 58H TL CP8B BXM9 1011 to 2614
ContiRaceAttack Comp. Soft
120/70ZR17 M/C 58W TL CP8B B5M1 1907 to 2614
ContiRaceAttack Comp. Medium
120/70ZR17 M/C 58W TL CP8B B5M1 2307 to 2614
ContiRaceAttack Comp. Endurance
120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL CP8B 918B 3011 to 2614
ContiRoadAttack 2 GT W
120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL CP8B 91E9 2513 to 2614
The last 4 digits indicate the week number and the year of production! For example, 2614 represents week 26 of 2014. Continental have, since then, been in touch with its sales agents and the national / local distributors and informed them about this decision and to implement the voluntary exchange program with immediate affect.
It’s of utmost importance that, should you own any of these tyres pointed out here, you contact your local distributor immediately!
Anyone looking for more info is invited to visit Continental’s website!