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Advice

Safely Loading your Tyres and Motorcycle

03 May 2012

Valentino Rossi

Riding your motorcycle in an overloaded condition is dangerous and places extra stress on your tyres. Stay safe by planning correctly.

Riding your motorcycle in an overloaded condition is dangerous. Overloading causes excessive heat to build up in your tyres. This heat build-up can lead to sudden tyre failure and serious personal injury or death. Tyre failure could occur either whilst being ridden in an overloaded state or even some time later due to internal tyre damage.

Consult your motorcycle owner's manual for the motorcycle load limits and proper tyre inflation that applies to your motorcycle and tyres.

Never exceed the maximum load rating stamped on the sidewall of your tyre or the maximum vehicle load rating, whichever is less. Before a trip, determine the total weight of luggage, equipment, and rider(s) to be added to your vehicle.
Never exceed the accessory restrictions and motorcycle load capacity found in the owner's manual, or the maximum load moulded on the sidewall of the tyre.

Pulling trailers behind your motorcycle is not recommended by Bridgestone as trailers may contribute to motorcycle instability and overload.

Riding your motorcycle in an overloaded condition is dangerous and places extra stress on your tyres. Stay safe by planning correctly.