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Motorcycle Tyre Pressures

By November 7, 2014No Comments

Tyre pressure

Correct tyre pressure can help to extend the life of your motorcycle tyre’s, improve motorcycle safety and maintain fuel efficiency. Pressure is measured by calculating the amount of air that has been pumped into the inner lining of your tyre in pounds force(PSI) or BAR pressure.

The manufacturer of your motorcycle specifies the suitable pressure, and it is your responsibility to make sure that the pressure is checked and corrected on a regular basis, at least every week


Maintaining correct Tyre Pressures

There are three main reasons why maintaining the right tyre pressure is important. The first is safety. Tyres that are under inflated can overheat; and over inflated tyres can lead to poor motorcycle handling on the road.

The second reason is economy. Over or under inflated tyres suffer more damage than those with the correct pressure and need to be replaced more regularly. Motorcycles with under-inflated tyres have increased rolling resistance that require more fuel to maintain the same speed.

The third reason for maintaining the correct tyre pressure is the environment. Correct tyre pressures help to maintain optimum fuel efficiency. This can equate to lower Co2 emissions coming from your motorcycle than those with incorrect tyre pressures and that has to be good for the environment.


If your unsure of your motorcycle tyre pressure please call us at Wheelies Motorcycles in Rainham, Essex on 01708 609281


Wheelies Motorcycles in Rainham,Essex providing Motorcycle servicing and repairs, motorcycle and scooter tyres and parts

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