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.
Sean (Cashiers )
Too soft. Less then 3k miles. 2012 GS 1200 two up no luggage. Aggressive mountain rough asphalt. Done with pilots.
Jason (Princess Anne )
Very, very, very happy with this tire. I made constant 2 second faster lap times at NJMP at NCBIKE just from the corner confidence in these tires. GREAT tires, can't say enough good about them. Could use a sponsor?Lol. I switched from the Dunlop Q3 to the s20 but these are thee best tires I've ridden!
John (Conroe )
This is the second Pilot Road 2 I have bought and I am completely satisfied with these tires. I went to this tire due to the lifespan of usual sport bike tires being so low. I got 6k miles out of the first one so I was pretty pleased as I only got 3k out of the Metzler I had before. Great tire with great grip just takes a minute to warm up. Will definitely buy again.
e (Burlington )
Superstore service was top notch, unfortunately Metzeler really dropped the ball. The tube in the properly marked box had the wrong type of valve stem. The same problem was found at two other times too so it's not Superstore's fault.
WallvilleDC (Washington )
I just moved up from the PR-2 to the PR-4 and love them. These seem to give a little drift when wanted, if that makes sense. I have them mounted on my 2012 Ninja 650 which I commute with...which adds a little color to each day of my miserable working life. I like these tires albeit the front looks like it's been attacked by a razor wielding artist...they work. I have only had them in the water after a rain, but even that felt controlled.
Mike (Pasadena )
This is my 2nd PR4GT. It replaces my first one, which got a puncture in Kings Cyn NP. It lost all its air, but kept going 20 miles before I could stop- it lost some tread depth and was very hot, but I was able to keep going. Now the new one has 900 miles after a trip to watch WSBK at Laguna Seca, and it worked like a champ on rain-soaked roads and campsite trails. It, along with the PR4-Trail is my favorite set for the Stelvio, and I may choose PR4s for my Street Triple R come winter.