Motorcycle Tyres Sales and Fitting

We supply and fit tyres to all makes of motrcycles and scooter. Tyres are important to determining the performance and handling of your bike. We take great care to ensure you have the best tyre and tyre pressure for your bike, considering your riding style, the load, speed and the conditions you generally ride in. All tyres are expertly fitted by our mechanics.

We can fit a broad range of bike tyres available from Bridgestone, Continental, Michellin, Pirelli.

Motorcycle Tyre Fitting London

Tyres are the final contact between your motorcycle and the road.  We take great care to ensure that your tyres and tyre pressure are suitable for the purpose of your riding requirements.

Tyre fitting are so much more than just that. Our motorcycle mechanics’ trained eyes will also, at that point, notice your break-pad wear, chain, sprocket and motorcycle suspension condition. We often save many riders a lot of time by negating another visit soon after to have any of those obvious issues attended to.

If we notice any other issues at the time that you bring your motorcycle in for tyre fitting or puncture repairs, we will point it out to you at the very start.

At VIP Motorcycles, we believe that just like a periodic service, tyres should be kept in top condition.

In order to reduce the risk of tyre failure, it is strongly recommended for riders to do a periodic inspection of the tyres by a mechanic.

We, therefore, offer Periodic tyres inspection – free of charge!

 

Motorcycle Fitment Information

Tyres are the only parts of the motorcycle which are in contact with the road. Safety in acceleration, braking, steering and cornering all depend on a relatively small area of road contact. It is therefore of paramount importance that tyres should be maintained in good condition at all times and that when the time comes to change them suitable replacements are fitted.

The original tyres for a motorcycle are determined by joint consultation between the motorcycle and tyre manufacturers and take into account all aspects of the operation.

It is recommended that changes in tyre size or type (construction) should not be undertaken without seeking advice from the motorcycle or tyre manufacturers, as the effect on motorcycle handling, safety and clearances must be taken into account. The tyre industry has long recognised the consumer’s role in the regular care and maintenance of their tyres. The point at which a tyre is replaced is a decision for which the owner of the tyre is responsible.

In some other European countries it is illegal to use replacements which differ in certain respects (e.g. size, load, construction, and speed rating) from the tyre fitted originally by the vehicle manufacturer.

Choosing the Right Tyre

Today’s motorcycles vary in design and specification including scooter and all-terrain to suit a variety of pursuits including; race, street, sport, touring, off-road and leisure.

Tyres should be chosen with both the motorcycle and the application in mind. For guidance, or if in doubt, you should: a) Refer to the owner’s manual b) Consult a tyre specialist c) Use the tyre manufacturer’s fitment guide book

Types of Tyres

There are three basic tyre construction types:

  • Diagonal (cross) ply
  • Radial ply
  • Bias belted

Depending on the wheel type, these may be tubeless (no tube required); or tube type (requiring an inner tube). All three construction types can be manufactured in differing tread profiles and patterns which may also be available for front and rear fitment.

It is recommended that tyres be fitted in matched pairs for optimum performance (in certain European countries it is illegal to mix brands on the same bike.

Local tyre regulations should be checked when taking your bike abroad). Special tyres are available for sporting events, some of which are unsuitable for road use and are marked accordingly (normally NHS – Not for Highway Service).

WHY CHOOSE VIP MOTORCYCLES

We offer lower prices for services and spare parts than main dealers. We use information databases of European, Japanese, German and Korean motorcycle manufacturers for motorcycle service and repairs.  We offer an individual approach and cost optimization for you

  • Premium Quality Service
  • We take pride on what we do
  • We have reputation for service in London
  • Same day service for most repairs and maintenance
  • Free consultations and estimates

POPULAR QUESTIONS

  • What is the legal minimum thread of motorbike tyres?

    The legal limit of tyre tread depth in the UK for motorcycles over 50cc is 1mm across ¾ of the width of the tread pattern and with visible tread on the remaining ¼. For motorcycles up to 50cc the law requires that all the grooves of the original tread pattern must be clearly visible.

  • How long do motorcycle tyres last?

    This depends on how much you look after your tyres and also depends on the way you ride.

  • Do you repair punctures?

    Yes, we do offer a motorcycle tyre puncture repair service.

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