An experienced rider has put Eurogrip’s Roadhound tyres to the test in New Zealand, covering a variety of road and weather conditions. Fitted to a 2012 Triumph Tiger 1050, riding solo and with minimal luggage, more than 8,500km were racked up on the sport touring tyres from this newcomer brand, including a big 4,800km stint over six days.
So how did the Roadhounds perform? We asked a few questions and the answers might surprise you...
What made you try the Eurogrip Roadhound tyres?
“I had recently got into doing long distance motorcycle rallies, and with that comes plenty of wear and tear on tyres. I got the opportunity to try the Roadhounds and thought, ‘Why not?’!”
What were your initial thoughts?
“I was a little hesitant to try them at first, after running well-known tyre brands for a long time. However, after my first “test” ride of approximately 200km, I was feeling a lot happier about them — the Roadhounds got up to temperature quickly and provided confidence-inspiring grip right from the start, with the compound allowing you to corner confidently and get on the brakes without worry.”
How many Km have you put on them so far?
“After the test ride, I was confident enough in the Roadhounds to use them on the TT2000 rally in New Zealand’s South Island. This ride covered 2,000km in 48hrs and had the added bonus of starting approximately 1,600km from my home.
“All up, over six days, I covered a total of 4,800km and experienced all weather conditions; from driving heavy rain to hot melted tar and freezing cold asphalt while riding through the Southern Alps.”
So, it’s fair to say you feel confident in them?
“Not once on this ride did the Roadhounds move, slide or do anything unexpected. In fact, their performance well exceeded many major brands’ rubber that I have used previously.”
Where to next?
“With summer just around the corner, who knows where I’ll head off to, but I now have just over 8,500km on these tyres and they still have a lot of life left in them! I actually enjoyed them so much that I already have another set sitting in the garage ready to go once these eventually wear out.”
Eurogrip tyres are available from motorcycle shops all around Australia or online at whitesmoto.com.au