We don’t get it. People spend tens of thousands of dollars on their motorcycles and then ride around on under-inflated tires. Really? Aside from the fact that your safety is at stake – low pressure increases tire wear and, in extreme cases, the chance of tire failure – the real issue is that your bike just plain doesn’t work as well when tire pressures are incorrect. Acceleration is muted, handling becomes soggy, steering slowed. Go figure. If you don’t know what pressures to run on your bike, take a look at your owner’s manual. While you’re checking your tire’s pressure, take a moment to look over the tread to assess its condition and see if anything – a stray screw or nail – might be lurking.

How To Properly Check Your Motorcycle’s Tire Pressure