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Cracks in Rubber from the Cold

The rubber used in the Competition and Hypersport tires have a breaking point when temperatures dip below 41°F.

When they are subject to low temperatures, tires may endure irreversible damage. This can result in the tire tread cracking, rendering the tire useless.  

1 temperature at which the tire loses all elasticity and becomes breakable

Our Recommendations
  • Never use a tire at a temperature below 41°F, so as to avoid any deformation or shock.
  • Before installing or uninstalling a tire, it must have been stored for at least 24 hours at a temperature greater than 50°F.
  • If the rubber displays visible cracking, the tire must not be used
  • Never use a tire at a temperature below 14°F, so as to avoid any deformation or shock.

 

Warm Up Time

Tires need some time before their performance can peak.This warm up time corresponds to the length of time necessary for a pneumatic tire to reach an internal temperature between 122°F to more than 212°F.

To reach this temperature, each time you ride your motorcycle, go the first few miles at a moderate speed to allow the tires to reach their ideal temperature. This will subsequently provide them with the best possible grip.