When the time comes to replace the tires on your bike, you try in every way to understand which tire is the right one, the perfect one.
We reveal a secret, there is no "perfect" tire for everyone, but there is the perfect tire for your use. It is not necessarily the same tire that your friend is comfortable with, it is the tire that perfectly mixes the features you need:
Durability, grip in the dry, grip in the wet, feeling.
Now let's see how these characteristics change, according to the type of road tire.
It will have happened to you several times to hear about hard compound, soft compound, bi-compound, etc.
But what does it mean?
We do not go into the technical, but to make you understand what it is, we tell you that the compound is a mix of components whose purpose is to give various characteristics to the tires, especially based on the intended use. In general we can say that a softer compound will offer greater grip, at the expense of shorter duration. Conversely, a harder compound will allow you to increase mileage, at the expense of grip.
Usually in the sportier tires, there is a softer compound, to ensure maximum performance in terms of grip even at large lean angles.
The hard compound, on the other hand, is used in tires with a more touring nature, or in any case to offer a tire with a higher mileage. Furthermore, one of the components present is silica.
Among its functions we find that of offering greater grip even in case of rain and roads with poor grip.
If we continue to talk about rain, we cannot fail to mention the grooves.
Their function on road tires is to drain water so as to avoid the effect aquaplaning putting our safety in serious danger.
By draining the water to the outside of the tire, they allow to keep part of the surface of the tire in contact with the ground, thus ensuring the necessary grip.
In sports tyres, however, the notches are less present, and in some cases they are reduced to the minimum necessary for road type-approval. This feature is designed for asphalt and optimal conditions, where a greater surface contact with the ground offers a greater grip even
high angles of bend.
On the other hand, however, they will offer a significantly reduced grip in case of rain where, contrary to what we said earlier, the necessary drainage will be missing to offer the right anchorage to the ground.
With this information you can already have a rough idea with which to navigate, depending on your use, the duration you need, and the conditions in which you use your bike.
As you may have understood, grip and mileage play a bit of the game of "short blanket" or one will be at the expense of the other.
For this reason, many tyre models are produced with the use of multi-compound.
In a nutshell, imagine a motorcycle tire in a vertical position and, always vertically, divide it into 3 or more bands.
The central bands are produced with the use of hard compounds, while the sides are used a softer compound. Let’s see what that means.
The hard compound in the central part allows to increase the mileage of the tyre.
The ideal, therefore, in case of motorway movements and in all those conditions in which the bike remains mostly in a vertical position or with a reduced bending angles.
The soft compound on the sides, often associated with a reduced number of notches, allows instead to have an excellent grip in the corners of the larger fold.
In some tires, to greatly increase this feature, the outermost part of the tire is practically slick, without notches, and with very soft tire.
Now it is up to you to choose the ideal tire based especially on the use you will make of it.
- Do you have a more sporty driving style, don’t care about the mileage and want the most grip available?
Choose sports tires, with a soft compound, and with few notches.
- You use the bike every day, so you want a tire that offers a medium-high durability, but at the same time you want to have fun when the curves arrive?
Choose multi-compound tyres and you will have durability and grip at the same time.
- Are you a traveller or do you travel many kilometres, in all weather conditions, with no demands on extreme angles and driving at the limit?
Choose the most touristy tires and will accompany you on every trip, even in case of not really favorable conditions for a motorcycle ride.
Do you have any other questions about the tyres or, for example, the compounds to be used?
Contact our customer service, at your disposal through email, whatsapp or through personalized assistance at 800 729 929.
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