TIRE BUYER'S GUIDE
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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.
Carlos H (Kernersville )
These the stock tires that came with my bike and these are the ones I'm sticking with. They are so good and instill confidence in my abilities and allow me to push the envelope a little bit more every time I ride.
Ciro (Newburgh )
This is the second time I selected this tire. It's everything as advertised. Gives you confidence and decent miles. Cant beat it on the street.
Harold (Huntsburg )
I like this tire great handling Not a long mileage as some other brands but feels good in corners and on the road. ST1300
David (Camden )
So far it's been a good quality tire. Was excited by the way it looked when it was put on. Its been about a month so don't know how long the tread will last, I'm currently a daily rider and it's going steadily but not slow. But like I said I'm a daily rider so it's quicker for me. Especially riding a supersport.
Mike (Southwest )
Decided to give Shinko a try. Honda VTX1300T. Tire was out of round and would not balance without lots of weight added (still not exact). Already spent the money so decided to do the best I could. Daily commute to work is 80 miles round trip. Very wobbly above 65mph and outright dangerous above 75. Wouldn't even think of cornering above 60. Tread life is decent. Have 13,620 miles on front and the cupping is now at the point it requires changing tires. No more Shinko for me.
Chris (beachwood )
Nice tire. The rear it was replacing was worn in the middle so this one added alot of traction. Used Shinko on my last cruiser and the tread seemed to last well.