Tires are perhaps the most important component on any motorcycle. They are the key to performance, comfort and safety. Without proper tires and routine inspection and maintenance, our motorcycles aren’t going anywhere.
Use this tire guide to learn some of the basics about how motorcycle tires function, their construction and how to choose the right tire for your bike.
On a motorcycle, every critical element of control is dependent on two things: Your motorcycle tires. Specifically, the two contact patches that engage whatever surface you are riding on. These two contact patches provide the traction necessary for acceleration, deceleration and changes in direction.