Optimum tyre pressure for Bonneville | Thruxton | Scrambler

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Well to begin with all the tyres come with the maximum tyre pressure mentioned on them. Thats a point to begin with when you are at loss of information. What is mentioned on the tyres are the lowest suggested pressure by the company. Sometimes they provide a range.

For our bikes the manual says 33 on the front and 38 rear however for the indian roads it would recommended to drop a point for a little more grip, traction and less bumpier ride but please use this with tact!

A few basics tips for tyre pressure testing:-

  • Make sure the tires are cold. This means that the vehicle hasn’t been driven for more than 2 kilometers (1.2 mi). Checking air pressure in cold tires ensures that the air hasn’t expanded from heat, giving you a more accurate reading.
  • For all-around driving, the manufacturer’s specifications are probably ideal, but adding a couple extra pounds of pressure into your tires may mean better fuel efficiency. Overall, adding a few pounds of PSI to your tires may make your ride a bit bumpier and less pleasant, so use with tact!

You can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3% by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.3% for every 1 psi drop in pressure of all four tires. Properly inflated tires are safer and last longer.

So rider safe and ride smart guys.

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