The right tyres for different motorbike types
Motorbike tyres have to fit just as well as your clothing, from biker jackets to combos including protectors and boots. We offer special tyres for motorbikes of various types, from Motocross
sports and Endurro
variants to tyres for Scooters and Mopeds
Tyres for touring bikers are a special case that requires your attention. The well-known brand Michelin, for example, recommends radial tyres
if you prefer riding on winding roads, as they excel particularly well at lean angles. On the other hand, cross-ply (diagonal) tyres
are recommended if you are taking a lot of luggage with you on your trip and your motorbike is not designed for high speeds.
If you are planning more frequent rides on a race track, you will need special motorbike tyres, which are already fitted as standard by some well-known manufacturers. Since road approval is necessary to get where you want to go in the first place, you have to compromise at least some of the time. However, it is important that you always focus on quality when you are aiming to achieve top speeds on the racetrack. When searching for these types of tyres, look at the speed index
of the motorbike tyres in particular.
Is it worth buying cheap motorbike tyres?The answer to this question depends largely on whether the tyres in question are brand-name motorbike tyres from well-known suppliers such as Bridgestone or Pirelli. With no-name tyres, you run the risk that they can cause dangerous situations with unpredictable driving characteristics in bad weather conditions. In addition, there is a higher risk of experiencing the undesirable shimmy effect, where the handlebars start to flutter at certain speeds.
Tip: To save money on new tyres, you can buy high-quality motorbike tyres from us in pairs. Depending on the brand and the product, we will grant you a discount that will protect your wallet.
Which motorbike tyres fit which rims?The interaction between motorbike tyres and motorbike rims plays a decisive role with regard to handling and driving dynamics. There is no one-size-fits-all answer, as several factors are important. The tyre size and the possible tyre width are determined on the basis of the existing rim width.
However, the type of motorbike you ride also plays a role in buying the right motorbike tyres. In the past, the manufacturer's clearance certificate was a reliable criterion. In the meantime, you have to obtain an expert opinion for tyres with changed parameters in terms of construction and dimensions, which requires paying a fee. When buying new motorbike tyres, you should also pay attention to the EU type approval and the tyre approval.
Popular electric motorbikes and matching tyresAt this time, electric motorbikes are still the exception on the roads. Surprisingly, Harley Davidson is one of the pioneers in this field. Zero Motorbikes is another manufacturer of E-biks from the US. With its Freeride model, KTM has an E-Enduro in its range. We can expect other established as well as so far rather unknown suppliers to enter the market in the future.
Apart from the new riding experience, motorbike tyres are subject to the same physical and mechanical conditions as all other models with combustion engines, depending on the type of motorbike. For this reason, most people opt for brand-name quality from well-known suppliers when buying standard tyres.