Motorcycle touring tyres
When we think about motorcycle touring, we think about exploring the A-roads, stopping at country pubs, Wales, Scotland and France. Loading up your luggage, dodging the rain showers, big miles in the saddle and new experiences with riding buddies.
Motorcycle touring tyres are designed to offer a fast warm-up and great grip but without sacrificing mileage. We think that Touring tyres have the toughest remit but the manufacturers are more than up to the challenge. There is a huge range of touring tyres and most of them are very good indeed.
The popular models include the Michelin Pilot Road 5, Bridgestone T31, Metzeler Roadtec 01 and Pirelli Angel GT. These are the premium tyres that have a sporty profile, loads of edge grip and a harder compound central belt, to give the best wear rate and long life, even on large tourers like the R1250RT and powerful hypersports tourers like the Kawasaki ZZR1400. Compared to the OEM tyres on your tourer, these will turn faster and give you lots more feel and confidence. Some riders even tell us that we’ve transformed their bike when all we did is fit new tyres!
For those on a budget, there’s a great range of tyres for touring motorcycles including Bridgestone BT023, Continental Road Attack 2 and the Metzeler Z8.
Touring tyres are also offered in HWM or GT variations which have a stronger construction and are designed to support the larger tourers and fully-loaded bikes, ensuring the handling stays crisp and predictable.
If you’re commuting, a touring tyre is an excellent choice regardless of the bike you’re riding. Sportsbike riders that commute into London but like to go for the odd weekend blast fit Touring tyres to get the best of both worlds. Give us a call if you need any advice on the best tyres for your bike.