Motorcycle tyres for fast road riding
If you’re a fast road rider then a Sports tyre is a great option. If you want the ultimate in grip, these are the tyres for you. It used to be that Sports tyres took a long time to warm up, were very temperature sensitive and didn’t last that long but modern motorcycle tyres have improved dramatically over the past decade.
Of course, you won’t get as many miles out of a Sports tyre as you would a Touring tyre but Sports tyres are now designed to warm up quicker, offer good wear rates and stay at temperature even if you drop the pace. Sports tyres are also better than ever in the wet.
Whether you have a GSX-R1000, a Daytona 675, an S1000RR or a Honda FireBlade, the best Sportsbike tyre isn’t just the one with the best outright grip or fastest lap times, it’s the tyre that gives you confidence so that you can ride the bike to your limits, knowing that your tyres are giving you the feedback you need.
A tyre that works well for one bike or one rider won’t always be the best tyre for you. We have over 20 years of experience in helping bikers choose the best tyres, so if you need any advice, just give us a call.
If you’re into the occasional trackday and wondering what the best trackday tyre is, then a Sports tyre will be more than up to the job. If you’re riding to a trackday on your road bike and you don’t have a set of tyre warmers, you just need to give your tyres a couple of laps at a slower pace to build heat and then you can pick up the pace. It’s worth mentioning that most motorcycle trackday organisers will rent you a set of tyre warmers. If you’ve not tried them, give them a go, you’ll get more track time and better wear from your tyres.
Michelin Power 5, Bridgestone S22, Pirelli Rosso Corsa 2 and Metzler M9RR being the best of the bunch.