Tread Carefully

Claremont (July 8, 2013) - When your tyres are the only things keeping you on the open road, it’s important to ensure that they are fit for purpose and optimised to fit your Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. We’ve teamed up with Dunlop and Michelin to ensure our legendary motorcycles have the legendary tyres to match.

Our tyres are tested for thousands of hours on Harley-Davidson® motorcycles in severe riding conditions to ensure that you have complete reassurance no matter how long your ride is. And, even if there is a sudden downpour, you can ride safe in the knowledge that your Genuine Harley-Davidson® Tyres meet the most demanding wet traction requirements.

Here are our top tips to ensure you get the best from your rubber:

1. Check your tyre pressure

If your motorcycle starts to feel heavy at the front or is harder to steer it may mean that your tyre pressure is low. Check your pressure before every journey to keep on top of any small changes – and be sure to top it up regularly.

2. Taking a pillion?

Riding two-up puts more weight onto the tyres, which will wear them out quicker than if you went solo… we’re certainly not telling you to loose the pillion though!

3. Invest in a tyre gauge

Our tyres are fitted with depth bar indicators, which will tell you when they are on their limit. However, it’s worth getting into the habit of checking your tread depth before any long journey to ensure that your tyres have the tread depth to work as effectively as they were intended to.

4. Fit for purpose

Our bikes are built of Milwaukee Iron, this means that only certain tyres are strong enough and have reinforced sidewalls to keep you and your loved one safe. Just because a tyre is round and black doesn’t mean that it will have the strong walls required to keep you on the road. Genuine Tyres are fitted from new at the Factory because we know they’re the best for you and your Harley.

5. Keep an eye out for our brand name

You know you’re getting the real thing when you see the bold Harley-Davidson® script on the sidewall of the tyre on both the Dunlop and the Michelin tyre series’. Many tyre companies make a standard tyre and then create a fitment for a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. With our Genuine Tyres, you will be sure that these have been specially designed and tested for your pride and joy.

6. Safety is priceless

The safety of you and your pillion is priceless. However, we understand that you might not want to spend all your money on tyres. So you will be glad to know that we’ve dropped the prices of our tyres by 40% since last year. If yours are ready for a change, why not ask your dealer for a price?

Take a trip to your local dealership to chat about your current tyre choices and see what difference having some brand new Genuine Harley-Davidson shoes on your two-wheeled machine will make.