Mr Flannel Posted January 25, 2015 Report Share Posted January 25, 2015 Newb question (tried a search but my search-fu is weak) Why is it that the front tyre (particularly on track) is run at a higher pressure than the rear tyre? If, generally speaking: lower pressure = more traction, and higher pressure = more stability, wouldn't you want more traction on the front, given a front end slide is a harder proposition to save? Probably a bit simplistic but there you go.. I note that for street riding, manufacturers (both bike and tyre) often recommend a higher rear tyre pressure vs front regardless of whether it is one-up or pillion riding. Cheers, Justin Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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