All makes of tyres supplied and fitted. From racing wets to off-road knobblies, and everything inbetween. We’ll do our best to work out your requirements and make sure the tyre choice best suits you. We won’t sell you a road-legal track tyre if you need a touring tyre.
Ride in – Ride out service - £12 + VAT (or hourly rate for more tricky bikes)
Loose Wheel (Tyre Supplied by us) – £FREE
Loose Wheel (Your own tyre) - £12 + VAT
Getting a new set of tyres is an investment for your motorcycle. What kind of tyres do you select? How to take care of them? There are lots of questions we ask ourselves, and chat to our mates over a pint. The internet is full of information and opinions. It’s time to do some research.
Most people don’t maintain their tyre pressures, fact. Before you ride your bike, check your tyre pressure. Refer to your owners manual if you don’t know what pressure your bike should be running at. Remember to add pressure if your carrying a large amount of weight (camping gear, or a particularly large missus).
The most common pressure is 36 psi front and 42 psi rear. I run this in my bike with no issues, but remember to check your manual if you’re not sure.
Think you’ll save money by buying your tyres online? Think again. If you have a fitting machine at home and you’ll fit them yourself, you’ll be fine. If not, you’ll be in for a surprise. In a lot of cases, you won’t be saving a lot of money, in most cases, you won’t be saving any at all. If you arrive at a motorcycle shop and ask to have your internet bought tyres mounted, you’ll most likely be paying the hourly rate to have them fitted. Also, any reputable motorcycle dealer would decline from honoring the manufacturer warranty.
Some manufacturers warranty all their tyres, others only cover some models. Find out before you buy and get the details about what is covered and length of cover.
Grip vs Mileage
When it comes to choosing a tyre, work out if you want more traction or more mileage out of the tyre. Soft rubber provides better grip. Hard rubber means better mileage.
Tyre age is very important. As time goes by, rubber hardens and grip that it had is gone. If your bike has been sat for 5 years in the shed, you probably want to chuck away the tyres and invest in some new, up-to-date rubber.