Tyres for motorcycles

Tyres for motorcycles

Considering that a standard motorcycle has only two wheels, it is essential to choose the right tyres to ensure the best riding experience and increase the safety of the rider. There are many different types of tyres depending on your motorcycle choice. The manufactures have divided them into the following categories: road, off-road/endure and racing motorcycles; scooters and mopeds; touring bikes and cruisers; racing and sports bike; quads and choppers.

 

Each tyre category has its own rim diameter, so while purchasing your tyres ensure that have all the technical information of your vehicle.

This information consists of the measures in inches and differs in 8–21 range. You will be able the see those measures on the frame of the motorcycle. Apart from the diameter,  there is the width (usually from 50 to 330 mm), ratio of profile height expressed as percentage of width (from 30 to 600 mm), speed (in k/h) and load indexes (in kg). Therefore, a tyre can have the following marking on its side – 185/70 ZR17 M/C (58W), where 185 is width, 70 – height of 129,5 mm, Z– speed index of +240 k/h, R – radial tyre, 17 – diameter in inches, M/C stands for “motorcycle only” and 58 means maximum weight of 236 kg. 

Another point to take into consideration is the time of the year, because each season requires a different type of tyre. Furthermore, motorcycle tyres can be made for use on the front or rear axle only, or both. Proper installation critical to obtaining optimum performance and handling. Although, motorcycle tyres, as well as those for cars, can have a tube inside, or be tubeless. And its tread pattern can also differ, from complicated with many grooves and lugs, to totally slick ones. Whatever motorcycle you have, a small city cruise or high-power chopper, you will find applicable tyres for it in our online-shop.