Fuel economy: It's a drag, but it doesn't have to get you down. Our guide offers tips for better MPG
While the air keeps the tyre on the wheel, performance-wise the air in the tyre will also generate traction, affect stability and handling. There is another element involved with the efficiency of a motorcycle's forward motion. Drag, or the forces that oppose relative motion, is the arch nemesis of fuel economy. This issue affects poorly pumped tyres, as riding with this oversight causes an extra level of friction for the bike to overcome. Maintain your tyre pressures with a quality pressure gauge and a pump. Always check psi when the tyres are cold and consult the owner’s manual to establish the correct pressure.
Posted: 30/09/2011 at 14:42
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