WASHINGTON (Sept. 17, 2014) — Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. is recalling 8,070 motorcycle tires for possible separations between the tread, belt and carcass.
The tires are ContiAttack SM, ContiSportAttack, ContiSportAttack2, ContiRaceAttack Comp. Soft, ContiRaceAttack Comp. Medium, ContiRaceAttack Comp. Endurance and ContiRoadAttack 2 GTW, size 120/70ZR17 and 120/70R17.
The tires were produced at Continental A.G.'s plant in Korbach, Germany, over a period of up to seven years, dating back to as early as the first quarter of 2007, according to documents submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Conti said it initiated the recall based on market feedback that indicated a small number of these tires have exhibited a condition in the tread and/or belt that may lead to separations between tread, belt and carcass and a potential loss of inflation pressure. Conti said it has received no reports of any accidents resulting from this condition.
Conti said the tires were sold in the replacement market and also fitted as original
equipment by motorcycle manufacturers BMW, KTM, Brammo, and Bimota. Continental is determining which, if any, of these tires were fitted on motorcycles offered for sale in the U.S.
Conti will replace the tires free of charge, but hasn't yet set up a notification schedule, according to NHTSA. For reference, the NHTSA campaign number for this recall is 14T-009.
Tire owners may contact the Conti customer service line at 800-847-3349.