Best Motorcycle tyres Rain

If there is ever a time when most riders agree on the value of a full-face helmet,rain riding could be one. Raindrops sting at speed,and storm winds can blow larger things out of nowhere into your face.

Having suitable clothing is also vital. Many rain suits work well,especially for lighter rain. Heavy precipitation will test any suit however,and even some expensive designs can let water creep in if you let it.

Motorcyclist raingear has the extra job of fighting constant wind currents that want to flow in and around the suit. Any opening – collar,sleeve,or pant cuff – is an invitation for water to enter.

For example,even if you have a watertight coat and gauntlet gloves,air pressure can drive rainwater down the gauntlets and into your sleeves. Some riders find tucking in the gloves works better for their setup,and others do OK as long as their adjustments are tight. The same goes around the neck.A high protruding collar or neck warmer can channel water in.

If planning a long trip,you might want to test your gear on a rainy day close to home. Working out these issues can make the difference between actually getting along fine with rain,and cursing the day.

And if you do get wet,whether it’s warm or cooler will affect how you’ll like it. If heading toward rain,wearing a base layer that insulates when wet – like polyester,fleece or wool – may help. When uncomfortable,you are distracted,and more likely to make mistakes. But it is during inclement weather that all the more focus is needed,so think of preparation as a word to the wise.


Rainwater makes even clean pavement less grippy and simultaneously prevents your tires from warming up as quickly or as well.

What’s more,if it hasn’t rained lately,accumulated dirt and oils will form a slippery film until they are washed off. This could take a while depending on how hard the rain is falling.

And just as dry traction varies depending on the surface,so does wet. Some roads offer surprisingly good wet traction,and others surprisingly bad.It’s your job to figure out which is which and everything in between!

A way to test traction is to carefully and very briefly use the rear brake to the point of lock-up. This works in the dry too,and is a better-than-nothing gauge based on how easily your tire breaks loose. Do it on a flat part of the road – not on a crowned or cambered section,because the wheel will follow gravity and go out of line.

Hazard zones include repaired,or tarred pavement,old slick asphalt,some concrete surfaces,debris washed onto the roadway,and intersections rippled or soaked with oil. Toll booths and concrete parking garages that get wet,but never washed clean can also be sketchy. And watch out for railroad or trolley tracks,metal grates,expansion joints,and plates,which grip like Teflon. Rail tracks hit on an angle can steer your front wheel and instantly put you down. Likewise painted crosswalks and lines can be very slick when wet,offer poor traction for cornering or braking,and it’s best to run over them when you’re vertical as well.

2008-06-11 00:42:08 by justajoe

Standard or dual purpose is best because

For most people the riding position is naturally comfortable AND allows the beginning street oriented rider to more skillfully balance and manuever the motorcycle. A cruiser like the Rebel or a sportbike like the Ninja 250 are not ideal for a beginning rider. The sportbike is less stable at low speeds and the cruiser puts the beginner in a position that does not distribute the rider's weight for good handling.
The Nighthawk 250 is great, so is a 200 cc dual sport like a Suzuki DR200 or the mentioned Yamaha 200. Pretty much any standard or dual purpose bike with decent tires for the street would be good for a beginner so long as it has a nice broad powerband with not too much horsepower

2011-09-30 10:19:12 by Dead-bug

A 27 yr old motorcycle that's just been sitting

In a garage is going to have lots of problems. The tires as well as all the other rubber parts are bad no matter what they look like. As soon as you start driving it the rubber will start falling apart. Does it start and run properly? If not the gas tank and carburetor was not drained and preserved with packing oil so both will most likely need to be replaced. This model is popular with a small segment of collectors and parts are still available but to be bluntly honest $1,600 is way too much to pay for something like this.
If you want a small street legal bike like this that you really plan on riding you would be much better off getting this New in the crate, Honda Clone CT70

2004-03-31 17:47:37 by monstermonster

Motorcycle skid question

Ok, the likelihood is that the answer is that I am retarded, but I want to make that there is nothing mechanically weird going on.
I was riding my motorcycle to work in SF this morning. Twice I was accelerating (while speeding) into a light. The light turned yellow and I hit the brakes. Pretty hard, but not OH SHIT hard. Both times, my bike suddenly felt like it was sliding on a plane of oil. No tire squeal or smoking at all. I managed to keep it in a straight line but despite the best efforts of both the front and the rear wheel. I went through the cross-walk and a couple of feet into the intersection

2012-02-27 03:44:01 by ks71

It can vary by state, but the basics are

DOT approved road tires, working brake lights, tag holder with a light, and a headlight. Some states may also require turn signals, mirrors, and DOT approved road rims. Best to check with your local DMV on what your state requires, many companies sell with all you need to do the conversion.
Also for California residents, very important, you can not convert any bike newer the a 1977 off road bike.

Related posts:

  • Avatar THOMAS What are the best motorcycle tires for RAIN?
    Aug 07, 2012 by THOMAS | Posted in Motorcycles

    I don t want the most expensive tire in the world, but I need a good water/rain tire for my 2001 Yamaha V-Star Classic. The tires I have are brand new BUT cannot withstand ANY water on the road, wet spots, rain, NOTHING! I almost crashed pulling out of a parking space! I need a very good rain tire, but every tire for sale says it s the best, so what can I do?

    • The friction of the tire must be large enough, and certainly better wear resistance, no matter what the brand, to do this is the best.