Basic dos and don’ts before you Ride
Check your tyre pressure, and make sure that they are not more than 2PSI above manufacturer specifications
Visually inspect if there are any cracks/cuts along the tyre tread and sidewalls
Check for rim damage and corrosion.
It is a good idea to get your bike washed and lubricated thoroughly before a ride.
Do not overload your bike, as your tyres may burst.
While using motorcycle luggage, make sure that the fastening straps do not foul with your wheel fenders.
Rotate your rear tyre by hand once to see if there is any squeaking noise, as this may mean that the wheel bearing needs lubrication.
It is always a good idea to let a friend ride your bike for a short distance to check if there are
any problems that may have escaped your attention.
For any tips and queries, please consult a trained MRF service engineer.
It is better to replace your tyres after 2 years/20,000km of useage, whichever comes earlier
Nitrogen is better than air for inflating tyres
While fitting a new set of tyres, you need to get your rims balanced as well
Improper brake settings may also damage your tyres
Whenever possible, clean the pressure valve caps on your tyres
Always get your tyres serviced by a trained MRF service engineer at one of the many outlets spread across the country.
Always get tyre punctures fixed by a trained MRF service engineer.
Slow down on bad roads, as street tyres are not meant to handle rough roads at a high speed
If a tyre gets punctured frequently, replace it before your next ride
Do not wait for your tyres to go bald. Instead, replace them when the outer wall reaches the tip of the tread-wear
indicator, marked as TWI or rubber fins, in the tyre treads
Always go for manufacturer-recommended tyres for your bike.
Buying the wrong size will affect fuel efficiency, handling and ABS performance.
Do not mix front and rear tyre patterns.
Tubeless tyres are better than tubed tyres as they resist punctures for longer
Always consult the OE motorcycle manufacturer if you intend to fit sizes other than indicated in the owner's manual.
Upsizing may require a rim change, which you will have to purchase separately
Mixing radials, or mixing radials with bias-ply tyres, may affect handling and stability, and should only be done when specifically fitted and/or recommended by an OE vehicle manufacturer.
While buying tyres, always replace both front and rear tyres together
New tyres have a run-in period, so use them carefully for the first 500-1000km
V-cut tyre treads offer better grip and stability in most road conditions
Deep-cut tyres are better for long-distance and off-road rides.
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