Is it OK to Mix Different Tire Brands on a Motorcycle?

Is it OK to Mix Different Tire Brands on a Motorcycle?

In most situations, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of motorcycles do not recommend mixing and matching different tire brands on a build.  However despite these general recommendations, you might be wondering to yourself — are there situations where it could be ok (or even advantageous) to mix different tire brands on a motorcycle?  We’ve spent a … Read more

How to Break in New Motorcycle Tires

How to Break in New Motorcycle Tires

One of the biggest things you will do as a motorcycle rider is buying a new set of wheels for your big toy. The choice of new motorcycle tires often depends on your handling characteristics and bike type.  Whether you choose grippier compounds or longer-lasting sets of wheels for daily touring, the tires always look … Read more

What Does 73w Mean on a Motorcycle Tire?

What Does 73w Mean on a Motorcycle Tire

When buying a motorcycle, you will notice that the user manual and the plates have a ton of information. The information included here should help you get the best from your motorcycle and ensure that you operate within specifications. However, some numbers may be confusing, especially if you have no prior knowledge about bike operations. … Read more

Unbalanced Motorcycle Tires: Symptoms & How to Balance

Unbalanced Motorcycle Tires Symptoms & How to Balance

To most riders, balancing motorcycle tires is always an afterthought when everything else is taken care of. However, ignoring tire balance could affect weight distribution, handling, and safety. To avoid any accidents and damages, make it your habit to check your tires and keep them in great condition frequently. Most riders forget that the subtle … Read more

Do Motorcycle Tires Have Tubes?

Do Motorcycle Tires Have Tubes

Are you looking to change the tires on your motorcycle? Knowing if the tires have tubes in them or not is important as that will change what you need to buy and what you need to do to successfully change the tires. So, are there tubes in motorcycle tires? Tubes are very common in motorcycle … Read more

Cooper Tires: A Complete Brand Review

Cooper Tires designs and manufactures tires for cars, minivans, trucks, and SUVs. The company also makes performance tires for sports cars, and motorcycle tires through Avon Tyres—its U.K.-based subsidiary. Cooper Tires has grown into one of the top five tire brands in the United States largely due to its reputation as a tire manufacturer that … Read more

Michelin vs. Dunlop Tires: A Detailed Comparison

Michelin vs. Dunlop Tires A Detailed Comparison

Before buying a car, I didn’t think car owners faced such difficulty deciding which tire company to buy from. Reading the reviews helps, but most companies are new in the industry. As such, it becomes hard to trust their quality. On our recent quest for car tires, I came across many brands, but it came … Read more

What’s The Correct Tire Pressure For My Motorcycle?

What's The Correct Tire Pressure For My Motorcycle

Tire pressure plays a crucial role in improving your motorcycle suspension, but continued neglect of the same causes more damage than the eye can see. Therefore, motorcycle maintenance should focus more on tire pressure to ensure better handling and smooth rides for all types of bikes. When you buy a motorcycle, it comes with tires … Read more