Carole Nash
Content Writer
Published: 20th August 2014

German tyre maker Continental Tyres has announced a global recall of 170,000 motorcycle tyres because of a condition that could potentially lead to air loss and separation.

Continental said that it was launching a “voluntary motorcycle tyre exchange programme” for its tyre size 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17, including the ContiSportAttack, ContiSportAttack 2, ContiAttack SM, the soft, medium and endurance versions of the ContiRaceAttack Comp., and the ContiRoadAttack 2 GTW.

The manufacturer will replace any tyres included in the recall, regardless of their condition.

Continental sold these tyres for both OEM and replacement use between 2007 and 2014.

No accidents or injuries associated with the affected tyres have been reported. Continental said that it was undertaking the recall as a precautionary measure.

Motorcyclists who have any of these tyres should contact their local Continental distributor to arrange to have them exchanged.

Here’s a full list of the tyres involved, including serial numbers:

ContiSportAttack CP8B B5MV 1008 to 2614

ContiSportAttack 2 CP8B B5M4 4811 to 2614

ContiAttack SM CP8B BXM9 1011 to 2614

ContiRaceAttack Comp. Soft CP8B B5M1 1907 to 2614

ContiRaceAttack Comp. Medium CP8B B5M1 2307 to 2614

ContiRaceAttack Comp. Endurance CP8B 918B 3011 to 2614

ContiRoadAttack 2 GTW CP8B 91E9 2513 to 2614


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