Continental Tire is recalling thousands of motorcycle tires, size 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17, for a possible condition that may lead to tread separation and possible air loss. The recall is part of a worldwide motorcycle tire recall encompassing about 170,000 tires.
The defective tires were manufactured between the 19th week of 2007 and the 26th week of 2014 and sold to both manufacturers and over the counter customers. The recalled tires have serial numbers as follows:
• 120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W) TL ContiSportAttack, CP8B B5MV 1008 to 2614;
• 120.70 ZR 17 M/C (58W) TL ContiSportAttack2, CP8B B5M4 4811 to 2614;
• 120/70 R 17 M/C (58H) TL ContiAttack SM, CP8B BXM9 1011 to 2614;
• 120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W) TL ContiRaceAttack Comp. Soft, CP8B B5M1 1907 to 2614;
• 120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W) TL ContiRaceAttack Comp. Medium, CP8B B5M1 2307 to 2614;
• 120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W) TL ContiRaceAttack Comp. Endurance, CP8B 918B 3011 to 2614; and
• 120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58w) TL ContiRoadAttack 2 GTW, CP8B 91ES 2513 to 2614.
Tire Identification Tip
Identifying the production date of a motorcycle tire can be checked by looking at the number stamped into the sidewall. The ‘Tire Identification Number’ is actually a batch code that identifies the week and year the tire was produced.
Since 2000, the week and year the tire was produced has been provided by the last four digits of the Tire Identification Number with the 2 digits being used to identify the week immediately preceding the 2 digits used to identify the year. For example, the Continental Tire with TIN CP8B 91ES 2513 was produced in the 25th week of 2013.