Avoid motorcycle accidents by
choosing the right tyres
Choosing the right tyres for your motorcycle can bring benefits to the rider in terms of both handling and safety. Good quality correctly inflated and maintained tyres can make all the difference to your manoeuvring and your ability to avoid a motorcycle accident.
Motorcycles are generally designed for a specific style of riding, and the tyres that you choose should reflect the style of riding you do and the conditions that you do it in.
Some people will buy a bike just for a bit of fair weather riding at weekends, others may use them as their main means of transport, each situation would require a different kind of tyre.
If you are a fair weather rider then you may opt for less tread on your tyres, which would offer better traction on a dry conventional road surface - but ensure that they stay within the legal limits.
Riding a bike on daily basis would require a tyre that offers good all-round performance to suit a variety of different weather conditions.
Once you have considered the type of tyre you need then comparing specifications between manufacturers, reviews in magazines and on enthusiast websites is always a good route to take.
Cost is always an issue, but shop around and you can often find performance tyres need not be expensive. Bear in mind that unless you are able to fit the tyres and balance the wheels yourself, there may be some added costs for this. If they need to be fitted, visiting your local dealer may actually prove to be more cost effective.
A well chosen set of tyres can improve the traction and braking performance of your bike particularly in poor weather conditions, which can help you avoid motorcycle accidents.
Riders involved in motorcycle accidents are particularly vulnerable from many types of injury, from whiplash to traumatic brain injuries. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that wasn't your fault, and it occured within the last 3 years, then you may be able to claim compensation. Just call us on 02392 484 244 and one of our team will be happy to give you expert advice and legal assistance.