Knowing how to choose the best motorcycle tires for your ride is not always simple. After all, your budget has to considered. They must balance out your riding style, as well as complement the type of bike you own. Performance and safety are vital issues also.
Motorcycle tires are the primary element of your vehicle; without them, your motorcycle is obviously useless, so before you go with just the cheapest deal in haste, try to ascertain which motorcycle tires will ultimately best suit your budget and style. Price is important, of course, but so is your safety. In many cases, you can even finance your new motorcycle tires.
Things you will need:
- Motorcycle (don’t put the cart before the horse)
- Safety equipment (helmet, climate wear boots and chaps, really cool bandana)
- Time (sounds obvious, but you need to take your time in order to make a smart decision)
1. Ask an unbiased professional. Your best road buddies may not always know how to choose the best motorcycle tires for your particular bike. Not that they would deliberately put you on the wrong track, but an authorized dealer has no stake in misleading you; rely upon their advice instead. Even repair service people who work there have sound suggestions.
2. Do your due diligence. There is a lot of information to be found at the official Website of the brand of bike you own. Also, check online public forums, journals and motorcycle guide magazines.
If your cycle is new, check the user manual. Taking cues from your manual can prevent you buying the wrong type of motorcycle tires, which can wreck the overall performance and ruin what could be a beautiful, life-long love affair between you and your bike.
3. Match the tires to your bike. Obviously, just getting the correct size should not be your only concern. Tire materials, bias and tread style, riding type and bike category must be considered. You want to get the best bang for your buck and the optimum performance motorcycle tires can deliver.
4. Choose the proper grade of motorcycle tires. Try to grade your motorcycle tires on ability, performance, endurance, manage load capacity and mileage (if used). Do they grip the road tightly? Will they work for your region’s weather climate? This is especially important if you will be traveling in adverse conditions, such as snow, ice or even a great deal of rain or mud.
5. Make a wise decision. Now that you’ve listened to everyone’s best advice, poured over all the abundant information on the Internet and have narrowed down your many options, it’s time to buy ‘em, put ‘em on and try ‘em out. Oh… and have a most awesome ride!
Tip: Always make it a personal habit to check the wheels for loose nut bolts or cracks before taking off.
*******Dear Editor, I couldn't find a .org website. This is the only one that featured all brands of bikes. It seems official though, as it doesn't seem to be a personal advertisement site. Please feel free to let me know if I am on the wrong track as far as my references lately. Thank you for all that you all do, btw. I love you guys already. Cynthia Neatherlin*******