Quebec Once Proposed Outlawing Motorcycle Riding In The Winter And It Sort Of Makes Sense

As Canada Moto Guide notes, much of Europe already has laws in place to require the use of winter tires for all vehicles in specific months. This alone takes a lot of motorcycles off of roads. However, some governments want to take it a step further: A couple of years ago, Quebec proposed a ban on motorcycles from its roads entirely during the winter months. During a cold ride to a flight lesson I realized it’s not entirely crazy.

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Michelin Dominates the Conversation Among Automotive Influencers

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In 2017 the brand that had the overwhelming share the tire conversation was Michelin with a convincing 20.15 percent of the discussion. In second was Nitto Tires with roughly half that at 11.97 percent of the conversation. The third most discussed brand at 10.76 was BFGoodrich, edging out Goodyear at 9.2 percent. Rounding out the top five is Pirelli at 8.06 percent of the conversation.

 

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ExxonMobil Expands Tire Testing Capabilities

The state-of-art test facility exceeds American Society for Testing and Materials requirements for Inflation Pressure Loss Rate testing.

ExxonMobil has expanded the tire testing capabilities of its Shanghai Technology Center. The company added a new state-of-the-art Inflation Pressure Loss Rate (IPLR) test room that evaluates a tire’s air pressure loss rate over time.

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Want winter tires on your rental car? Good luck

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Alberta is in the grips of winter, but consumers looking to rent a vehicle outfitted with winter tires to navigate the ice, slush and snow are largely out of luck. Rental companies in Alberta rarely install winter tires on their fleets, and the few companies that do often charge hefty fees. Of nine companies with locations in Edmonton contacted by CBC News this month, four operations had a small selection of vehicles outfitted with winter tires. The rest didn’t have any at all.

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CR names top-rated tire brands

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YONKERS, N.Y. (Dec. 8, 2016) — Michelin, Pirelli and Continental are considered the top-three rated tire brands in the latest testing by Consumer Reports (CR).

To compare tire brands, CR said it calculated a brand’s score by averaging the overall scores of the tested models (the scale ranges from 0 to 100) in its tire test program, which provides detailed ratings on 150 tire models from more than 25 brands.

CR rated tires in several categories, including all-season and performance all-season car tires, ultra-high-performance (UHP) all-season and summer tires, all-season and all-terrain truck tires, winter/snow tires for cars and trucks, and performance winter/snow tires.

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