Motorcycle owners, particularly long-time owners, know that of all the parts of their machine, the tires are usually the first ones to get damaged because of road hazards like nails and shards of glass. With Torque Group’s Powersports Tire and Wheel Coverage, you will no longer have to worry about paying for emergency tire and/or wheel replacements as it will be covered by the plan.

For your reference, these are the key inclusions you should remember about Torque Group’s Powersports Tire and Wheel Coverage:

    It covers on-road two and three-wheel motorcycles

  • $0 deductible for replacements due to damages caused by road hazards
  • Coverage includes tires, rims, and wheels
  • Coverage period can last up to five years

These are the general coverage inclusions of Torque Group’s tire and wheel protection plan. Other dealerships or providers may offer different inclusions or coverage plans. When choosing which one to get for your motorcycle, consider these three things: covered parts, coverage terms and conditions, coverage period, out-of-pocket expense, and cost of the tire and wheel coverage plan. Knowing these will help you decide which one is the right fit for you based on your motorcycle type and model, frequency of use, general road conditions, and so on.

How often should you change your motorcycle tires?

If your tires aren’t showing signs of wear and tear, or they appear to still be in good condition (the treads aren’t thinning, the wheels aren’t misaligned, and such), but you’ve had them for about five or six years, it’s time for you to replace them. Tire manufacturers recommend replacing motorcycle tires every five or six years from the date they were manufactured.

How do you know when the tires were manufactured?

If you’ve ever inspected your tires, you will see different letters and numbers on the side wall of the tires. These numbers indicate the size of the tires as well as their manufacturing date. After the letters DOT, which is a code for the U.S. Department of Transportation, you will see other letters (which indicate the plant code, tire size, and brand characteristics). The last four digits of these codes are the manufacturing date of the tires (indicating the week of the year and the year it was manufactured).

So for instance, if the last four digits on the code are 1109, this means that the tire was manufactured on the 11th week of the year 2009. Counting up to six years after, your tires should have been replaced by the 11th week of 2015.

But if you’re in doubt, it’s best to ask the manufacturer of the tire or the shop where you purchased it when you should replace it.

Do you have more questions about Torque Group’s exclusive Powersports Tire and Wheel Coverage? Please feel free to call us at (800) 859-0590. You may also send a message at