TIRE BUYER'S GUIDE
HOW TO: CHANGE A DIRT TIRE
PIRELLI: DIABLO ROSSO II SET
While you might think that all off-road tires are basically the same, the fact of the matter is that they are not. When we refer to off road tires we are talking about any motorcycle tire intended for use on unpaved terrain. These will range from DOT-approved, street legal dual sport tires to purpose-built motocross-style knobbies. They will all feature unique tread designs and different compounds developed to work best under relatively specific riding conditions. That gives consumers a plethora of choices and unless you have some idea what you're looking for and what each type of tire is intended to do, the task can be daunting.
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Motorcycle Superstore is your two-wheel destination for all things motorcycle tires. Here you'll find a wide assortment from street to dirt. One of the most overlooked components of the bike, your tires play a significant role in handling and stability. If your tread is low or your rubber resembles a drag slick, then it is probably time to replace and upgrade. There are many different tires on the market, and finding the right one for your riding style and bike can be difficult. Below are a few guidelines to help you shop for the perfect set of motorcycle tires.
Sportbike Tires- Sportbike tires are made for aggressive riders who have the need for speed. Designed to work for both street and track days, these tires can get low and go fast, all while providing excellent grip and feel.
Sport Touring- These tires are perfect for riders who spend most of their time on the back roads and old highways. With great traction in both wet and dry conditions, sport touring tires are extremely versatile.
Adventure Touring Tires- For the adventurous type, these tires will help take you any where on the map. Touring tires work great on the street, and can hold their own on fire roads and light off-roading. With more of a knobby style side tread, these tires will hook up well in the dirt or gravel, but provide a smooth ride on smoother surfaces.
Dual Sport Tires- If your riding takes you off the road more than on the road, dual sport tires are perfect for you. With full-fledged knobbies, these will take you up any mountain or trail and get you back on the road and headed home.
Motocross Tires- Ready for the track or trail, dirt bike and motocross tires are perfect for the all off-road rider. Whether you are into nasty single track, or into airing tables, a fresh motocross tire will dig in and hook up.
As you may know, motorcycle tires come in many different styles and brands. Dunlop, Bridgestone, Pirelli, Metzeler, and Michelin offer a large variety of tires to fit every type of rider. If you ride in wet and cold conditions, or ride in the sand, you'll find fine-tuned models right here. Our comprehensive Tire Buyer's Guide will help you decide which is best for you and your bike. Be sure to use our tire finder to see what fits your exact bike. And always feel free to give our friendly tire experts a call.
Edward (Springfield )
Just had them installed on my 2006 Suzuki GZ250. So far, they are performing as expected. Price is very good. Durability is unknown at this time.
Nick (San Antonio )
Fit is OK. Instructions are limited, and hex bolts are METRIC and strip easily. That's why I dinged the star rating. Else, it works fine.
Rob (Conesus )
I didn't get 3,000 miles out of either the front or rear tire. I don't do burnouts. Back tire got about 2,800 miles and then kept going flat. Would never buy again. Loved 'em the first 2,000 miles. Very sticky and confidence inspiring. Just not realistic for people who ride a lot. I burned through these in about a month.
Firehawk (Indianapolis )
Nice heavy tube, no leaks. Will buy again if/when needed.
steve (canandaigua )
I upgraded my 2003 Rc-51 and my wife's 2010 Ninja 250 to the Rosso II sets and have been nothing but loving these tires ever since. I would highly recommend these tires to any rider for street and some track riding!
Dennis (Staples )
I mount my own tires - I should have had this years ago!