MC Garage Video: Do You Really Need to Break In New Tires? | Motorcyclist

MC Garage Video: Do You Really Need to Break In New Tires?

All tire manufacturers recommend a break-in period for new tires. Why?

Fresh tires are a great way to revitalize your motorcycle’s handling, but any time you spoon on new rubber it’s important that you avoid sudden acceleration, maximum braking, and hard cornering for somewhere between 10 and 100 miles. Those gentle, initial miles you ride on your new tires is known as the break-in period, and it’s a good idea for a few reasons. We’ll separate the tire break-in facts from the old-school myths in this video from the MC Garage.

Need new rubber, but feel unsure about which type of tires are right for your motorcycle? Check out Ari’s breakdown of streetbike tire categories here.

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