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Advice

High Speed and Race Tyres

04 May 2012

Valentino Rossi

Riding at high speed requires the correct skills, equipment and conditions.

High Speed
Riding at high speed is dangerous, and can cause a motorcycle accident, including serious personal injury or death.

Regardless of the speed and handling capabilities of your motorcycle and its tyres, a loss of control can result from exceeding the maximum speed either: (a) allowed by law or (b) warranted by traffic, weather, vehicle, or road conditions.

  • No tyre, regardless of its design or speed rating, has unlimited capacity for speed, and a sudden tyre failure can occur at any time if its limits are exceeded.
  • High-speed riding should be left to trained professionals operating under controlled conditions.
Race Tyres
Never use race only tyres on public roads. Race tires are constructed in such a way that they are very unstable under normal street riding conditions. These tires also require higher operating temperatures for proper performance. These temperatures cannot be obtained within legal speed limits.
Riding at high speed requires the correct skills, equipment and conditions.