FORT MILL, S.C.—Continental Tire the Americas voluntarily is recalling approximately 9,000 motorcycle tires, size 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17, for a possible condition in the tread and/or belt that may lead to tread separation and air loss.
The tires were manufactured between the 19th week of 2007 and the 26th week of 2014 and sold to both original equipment and replacement customers, Conti said. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries because of this condition, but Conti said it is undertaking the recall to avoid any potential risk to owners.
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.
The U.S. recall is part of a worldwide motorcycle tire recall encompassing about 170,000 tires total, according to Conti. The company began Aug. 8 to notify highway safety authorities around the world, it said.
For further information on the recall, go here.