Home » Society and Culture

Types Of Motorcycle Tires

May 5, 2008
After that painstaking task of researching which type of motorbike you should buy comes another critical piece of the puzzle - tires. Tires function as the grip between machine and concrete. Having the right tires for your ride and purpose can be a huge factor in handling.

Choosing tires is not just primarily based on cost but the purpose and the comfort it gives your ride. Since motorbikes only have two wheels both of which have independent suspension, any bump during the ride can be transmitted directly to your body particularly the back. Since tires are exposed to the ground and its elements such as rocks, gashes and breaks in the thread are expected.

There are different types of tires that correspond to different riding conditions and motorbike built. Using the wrong type of tire on a certain condition might shorten the lifespan of the tire or worse give you a road rash.

Racing Tires

Racing tires are primarily built with as less thread as possible to transmit more horsepower to the ground and keep a firm grip on the asphalt as much as possible. These types of tires are designed with high crowns since racing bikes have a lesser steering angle than regular bikes. This tends to aide the rider as he leans left or right to steer. This can be a very dangerous tire to be used on an all weather street ride since it has lesser threads and may cause the rider to slip.

Dirt Tires

These types of tires are used for off road. It has big cube like threads all over to provide maximum surface area grip an all angles. Off road bikes commonly deal with mud surfaces, boulders and high angles slopes. The threads grip the surface at every possible angle. Dirt tires aide in the balance and grip to transmit the engine's force to its optimum power. This type of tire can be used in almost all types of weather including snow and rain.

Touring Tires

This type of tire is fitted specifically for touring bikes. Since touring bikes need to travel long distances, this provides the most comfortable ride amongst all the tires in the market today. This has good asphalt rubber grip even on a wet and rainy day. Touring tires have a wide surface area contact to help the rider with his balance during long rides.

There are numerous brands that you can choose from. Get an opinion from the motorcycle dealer to ensure that you have bought the right tire for the right ride.
About the Author
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 173
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources