Motorcycle Tyres Worcester from Wood of Worcester Motorcycles
We offer a wide range of tyres to suit your motorbike or scooter requirements in Worcester
- Section Width: measurement of the width of the tread, in a straight line from one side to the other. Almost always a three-digit number.
- Aspect Ratio: the ratio of a tyres width as a percentage of its height; the higher the number, the taller the tire. Usually a two-digit number.
- Rim Diameter: measurement of the rim, from one lip to the other, in inches.
- Load Rating: a code designating the weight a tyre is designed to bear, ranging from low 20s to high 80s.
- Speed Rating: an alphabetical code designating the speed a tyre is designed to run at safely, when properly inflated and loaded, from J-Z.
Tyres can perish over time so you will also find a "born-on date", which indicates the tyre's date of manufacture. This will be a four-digit code: the first two digits indicate the week of the year it was made (1-52), and the last two digits indicate the two digit year it was made. (So a tyre with a date code of 0812 was made in the eighth week of 2012.)
If you have any further questions about your motorcycle tyres, get in touch by either calling us on 01905 617289 or sending us a message using our Online Contact form.
Helpful Tips for New Tyres
- Inflation is crucial: maintaining the proper tyre pressure in your tyres consistently. Even slightly over- or under-inflating your tyres can have a significant negative impact on load, handling, and wear.
- When in doubt, go Original Equipment. A best practice is to replace tyres with exactly the same size as the ones that came as standard.
- Keep the weight off the tyres when its sitting. If you don't ride daily it's good idea to keep your bike on stands to take the weight off the tyres and prevent flat-spotting. If you don't have a stand, try rolling it forward or backward a few inches every now and then.
- Raise tyre pressure with a passenger. It is recommended to bump tyre pressure up a little when carrying a passenger; usually 1-2psi in the front, and 2-3psi in the rear.
- Break them in gently. Break in your tyres by riding at an easy pace for about 100 DRY miles. Vary the route to include curves in both directions to break in the sides as well.
NEVER put tyre shine on motorcycle tyres.