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Different types of tyres that you can use in your motorcycle

by Ravi Singh Rana Digital Marketer

In comparison to say, a decade or two ago, the bike market has risen significantly. The days of thin Hondas and hefty Pulsars on the streets are long gone. We now have a far wider range of motorcycles on the roads, ranging from resurgent Royal Enfields to KTM Dukes and Yamaha R15. Different types of bike tyres are required for each of these bikes. In this article, we'll look at the many motorcycle tyre alternatives available to Indian riders.

Tyres for Standard Street Bikes: These are the tyres found on most lightweight bicycles. The purpose of a street bike is to provide mobility and distance. They are used in practically every circumstance, from household use to bike taxis and delivery cycles. The riding quality and durability of street bike tyres must be balanced. A harsher surface will make riding on pothole-infested roads extremely uncomfortable, but a softer compound would wear out more quickly and increase maintenance costs. As a result, commuter bikes have tyres with higher sidewalls and a medium-toughness rubber compound.

Tyres for Street Sport Bikes: These are usually bikes that cost more than a lakh rupees. Because these bikes require more cornering performance than a street bike, the tyres are made with softer rubber and have significantly lower sidewalls than street bikes. On both wet and dry ground, the increased riding speed ensures superior grip. In this case, the tread quality is crucial in keeping the bike steady and linked to the road.

Tyres for Mountain Bikes: These are the highest-performance street tyres available, designed for maximum performance. These tyres have the softest compounds, which provide the most grip and temperature stability. Sports motorcycles have more powerful motors, which means higher braking efficiency, and these tyres help with braking by improving traction on the road. While these tyres provide excellent traction on dry ground, they are prone to slipping on wet surfaces due to their high torque and lack of tread.

ATV (all-terrain vehicle) Tyres: For traction on gravel trails and dirt roads, these tyres are blocky. On typical roads, the grip is also adequate, but the hardness of these tyres might make riding uncomfortable over long distances or in everyday situations. These tyres are typically found on bikes marketed as off-road or adventure.

Tyres for Off-Road Bikes: Off-road tyres are made from the toughest rubber compositions for bike tyres and are designed for true off-roading aficionados. On tarmac, these tyres will roll, but don't anticipate much grip or comfort. Furthermore, even with the tougher rubber, these tyres wear down quickly on conventional roads because their tread is not designed for street use.

Radial Tyres: Steel belts in radial tyres run at a 90-degree angle to the tread line. It permits the tyre's sidewall and treads to work separately. As a result, there is less sidewall flex and more ground contact. R15 V3 uses this type of tyre.

Bias Ply Tyres: The nylon belts of bias-ply tyres run at a 30 to 45-degree angle to the tread line. The sidewall and tread are connected by several, overlapping rubber plies in these tyres. Because of the strong internal architecture, there is less touch with the ground, which could lead to overheating.

Now that you're aware of the various types of bike tyres on the market, you can select the best one for your machine. Upgrading your bike tyres is a frequent practice that can improve your performance by enhancing ride quality, grip, or fuel economy, depending on your needs.

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