Motorcylces are not all the same; there is the sport bike, the custom bike, the touring bike, etc ... Each of them has different technical characteristics and is intended for a specific use. Precisely for this reason, even motorcycle tire is specific for a type of motorcycle and the use for which they are intended. Let's find out how motorcycle tires are divided and what are the characteristics that differentiate them, based on the category to which they belong.
For example, we can include both sports bikes and naked bikes in this category. They are bikes with different powers, but united by a sporty driving style on the road.
The tires of these motorcycles must offer a decent mileage associated with excellent grip when cornering and in all weather conditions. This is made possible thanks to tires produced with intermediate compounds in the central area and soft on the sides. Depending on the needs and their use, they have more or less notches on the surface and also on the basis of this improves or worsens their performance in the wet in favor of grip in the dry.
This category includes motorcycles intended for use on the track. The high powers, the high speeds and the considerable lean angles require specific tires capable of withstanding high stresses.
The tires intended for these bikes have soft compounds and a very pointed profile that guarantees maximum grip even when cornering. Unlike all the other types, they do not have carvings on the surface, except for a few models with minimal carvings and those intended for use in case of rain, the classic "rain"
They require high operating temperatures to offer maximum performance and do not have a long life.
Motorcycles intended for long journeys, often on motorways and with a full load. Both with regard to any suitcases, and in the case of traveling as a couple.
They have very similar characteristics to sports tires, with a couple of exceptions. They partly sacrifice grip at high lean angles in favor of greater mileage and longer life on motorway journeys, especially bearing the greater weight they have to bear. The other exception concerns the grip in the event of adverse weather conditions. In fact, along long journeys, it is easy to pass from the scorching heat, to the rain, to the snow, without denying some stretch of dirt road. For this reason, they have a greater number of notches and a greater depth of the same.
Bikes intended for off-road use, as well as on asphalt, have to do with bumps, stones, and above all, as the word itself says, with earth and mud. This is why they have a reduced width, a high shoulder, a larger diameter and throughout their surface they have very deep anchors or notches. Their purpose is to allow the rubber to anchor to the ground in any condition of poor grip. Finally, their use pressure is much lower than road tires, in order to accommodate the roughness of the terrain.
These bikes generally have heavier weight and are not aimed at cornering performance. Precisely for this reason, in fact, they have a reduced lean angle and are often used for long journeys, compared to a mountain road or a mixed-narrow road.
To meet these needs, tires have been developed that allow a very long distance, without quickly creating the classic "flattening" in the central part. The compound, like the carcass, is harder and the profile is not pointed, but more rounded. Furthermore, in the case of some custom bikes, the rear tire is much wider than the bikes of other categories.
As can be understood from the title, the tires intended for scooters are designed for mainly urban and daily use. They have a round, non-pointed profile and offer high mileage. Precisely for their intended use they must guarantee excellent grip in all conditions, even in the rain. Finally, their dimensions are smaller than motorcycle tires to offer greater handling in traffic.
To help you choose the tires for your bike, once you have done a search you can see next to the name of the tire, in addition to the DOT, also the symbol of the bike for which that model of tire is intended. In this way, you will be able to understand at a glance if, for example, a model can offer you greater mileage, rather than excellent grip in dry conditions.
Do you have any other questions about the types of tires suitable for your motorcycle?
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