The 4 best ways to get your tyres road-ready
As a motorcyclist you want to keep your bike in the best possible condition - including your tyres.
Tyres make surprising amount of difference to the bike's performance - both in terms of fuel use and longevity...and let's be honest, they're not cheap.
We've compiled a list of excellent products that will help keep your tyres in fighting shape and ready to tackle the road ahead.
Slime For Tubed Tyres - around £7.99
Slime for Tubed Tyres is a non-aerosol, non-flammable liquid that can be injected directly into your bike’s tyres via the valve stem, where it remains fluid. Should your tyre get punctured the slime is miraculously forced into the hole due to the tyre pressure - forming a flexible, long-lasting plug.
Slime boasts that this can last for two years and will save you both time and money in the long term.
For just £7.99 both MCN and our customers think this is a worthwhile investment.
MotoGP Tyre Pressure Monitor - around £15.95
This official MotoGP Tyre Pressure Monitor is a must, to ensure safe motorcycle riding.
By maintaining your bike’s tyre pressure you will not only preserve the longevity of your tyre but it also optimises fuel usage.
This flexible tyre pressure monitor includes a digital display monitor, PSI / BAR / kPa / kg-CM selectable pressure ratings and a battery life display.
Gear Gremlin tyre lever set - around £12.99
Gear Gremlin have produced a solid, durable set of tyre levers that are well worth the investment.
They’re excellent for replacing motorbike tyres and tubes, with smooth sides and angles to make them comfortable to use.
There are cheaper alternatives in the market but rarely do they come anywhere near this level of quality.
Bike It Rep & Air motorcycle puncture repair kits - around £25.89
This bit of kit is used by The AA and RAC breakdown services and is included with most modern BMW motorbikes. The kit provides a facility that can repair tyre damage without the need to remove the tyre from its rim.
The pack is made up of two kits - for tube and for tubeless motorbike tyres, typically this includes:
- Tubed Tyres - 4 cartridges (12gm each), 1 adaptor, 1 repair patch set and 1 slotted valve cap, set and instruction manual.
- Tubeless Tyres - 3 cartridges (12gm each), 1 adaptor, 3 super sealastic repair plugs, 1 special cement BL tube and 1 inserting tool.