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The law: Rules to follow

All motorcycles are built using the right components for the manufacturer's requirements.

It is important to follow the recommendations of the motorcycle manufacturer and tire maker because each motorcycle has its own particular requirements. To avoid breaking the rules of the road, you must stick to a number of basic principles:

  • The front and rear sizesspecified by the motorcycle manufacturer
  • The performance ratings (load and speed), which must be at least equal to the motorcycle manufacturer's recommendations
  • The same construction (radial or diagonal) to the front and back (except when the motorcycle manufacturer recommends otherwise).

 

It is also worth bearing in mind certain common-sense considerations even if they are not strictly part
of the rules of the road

  • Fit tires designed for the same purpose (circuits, sports, touring…)
  • Avoid fitting two tires of different brands as each manufacturer develops its tires to work together as a pair (front and back). Therefore the approved technical specifications differ from one tire maker to the next. This should only be used as a temporary solution or if you get a flat tire.