If you are looking for the best possible tires for your sport motorcycle at a fraction of the prices charged by dealers, we may have a deal for you. Parts Canada National Superbike racer, Marcel Irnie has started a venture called DOT Takeoffs.
What are DOT (Department of Transportation) takeoffs? These are slightly-used street-legal tires that are designed for the highest level of motorcycle racing. National-class racers change tires almost as often as they change underwear. Irnie typically installs a brand new set after just a couple of practice sessions and single race.
As you’ve probably seen, Superbike racers lean hard into the corners. They lean so far down, that their knees drag on the racetrack. Therefore, the only wear shown on these tires is on the very outside of the tread; a spot rarely used by street sportbike riders. This wear is not serious, but from a safety and performance standpoint, racers simply cannot afford run the tires until they no offer traction. The centres of these tires are like new.
Irnie offers the elite racing models from Dunlop, Michelin, Pirelli and Avon. These companies all have a prestigious racing pedigree and these tires are the result of decades of racing experience and research. Marcel tells us that the performance gains offered by these tires is worlds better than typical off-the-shelf offerings. The racing rubber compound gives you unprecedented traction, handling and stopping power. Expect these units to give you about 5000 KM’s of street service.
Marcel is selling these units at a fraction of his original cost. Front tires sell for $80, rears for $110 and sets sell for $110. This is considerably less than you would pay for run-of-the-mill sportbike tires at the dealer. Irnie takes PayPal and will ship anywhere.