When it comes to tires and wheels for Powersports vehicles, it’s important to use those designed specifically for the type of vehicle as well as its usage, i.e., off-road, on-surface, or tarmac. It’s also important to cover replacements like tire and wheel coverage program from your dealership.

If you’re a first-time motorcycle owner, it will help if you do your research about motorcycle tires if only to learn the basics. This will help you make a more informed decision about the type of tires to buy for your specific bike and your recreational purpose.

Below are some of the things to know about motorcycle tires:

For recreational motorbiking, your two available options for tires are off-road and on-surface tires. But if you’re spending time on the dirt and the tarmac (or off-road and on-road surfaces), the best option for you is dual-sport tires.

1. Dirt-oriented tires

There are two general types of dual-sport tires, but you need to consider whether you will spend more time off-roading or more time on the surface.

If you’re spending more time on the dirt than on the tarmac or on-surface biking, then you should check out dirt-oriented dual-sport tires. These are built to give you a good grip on the dirt road, thus keeping you safe during your ride.

2. Road-oriented tires

On the other hand, if you’re only going to do light off-roading and you’d be spending more time on the tarmac or smooth surface, then your best option would be dual-sport tires that are more road-oriented than dirt-oriented.

3. Trail tires

For riders who enjoy off-roading on various trails, including extreme trails, you should focus on tires designed for such an activity. Trail tires are built and designed specifically to withstand even the most extreme trail condition, so if you enjoy this off-roading, your best bet would be trail tires.

If you’re going to be off-roading on extreme trails regularly, you should check if your tire and wheel coverage includes trail tires.

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