Mitas tires, a name commonly known in the off-road and adventure-bike motorcycle segment. Mitas Tires manufactures and sells tires under three brand names: the companies name Mitas and Cutler and, would you believe it, Continental under license. Mitas has three different production manufacturing locations; in the Czech Republic, Serbia and in the USA.
We were asked to test one of the newest multi-purpose motorcycle tire – the Mitas Sport Force+, claimed to be a new generation of radial tire for riders of sportbikes, naked-bikes, Supermoto / motard and sport touring motorcycles.
The new Mitas Sport Force+ tire is said to be the result of recent development activities, intensive testing and high-end elastomers built into a tire compound. Mitas claim the Sport Force+ boasts superior performance throughout the tire service life by using Strong Carcass Technology (SCT), and that the Mitas Sport Force+ delivers outstanding grip on different road surfaces, temperatures and conditions supported by OGT (3D-Optimum Groove Technology)” ‘Sport Force+ riders will appreciate easy and progressive cornering with maximum control and high-speed stability throughout the tire service life.’
Track riding – We chose a racetrack that we know well to put the tires to the test. The initial feeling was very good and the tires came up to temperature quite quickly. The front tire provides excellent levels of grip and at pace the feedback through the tire enhances the rider’s confidence. The rear however is totally different – the tire does tend to move around a lot more when pushing them quite hard.
I’d say these tires are not for any riders with racing on the racetrack in mind and they will limit your ability to chase those very important lap times or your friends on the latest dedicated race tires. They are, however, the perfect tires for riders who stay more on the public road…
Road riding – This is where the Mitas Sport Force+ tires really perform at their best. As mentioned earlier these tires get to temperature very quickly and grip very well on different types of road surfaces, which is a very good thing…
We have completed around 2,000 kilometers on these tires and they are still in really good condition. The prices of the tires are very competitive and if you have a look at the tire size chart they cover quite variety of motorcycle.