By Denna Bowman
Motorcyclists are being urged to make a PACT with their tyres to help them make the most of their trips out this spring, while also maximising their road safety.
TyreSafe, the UK’s leading tyres safety organisation, has launched the PACT initiative to encourage bikes to pay special attention to Performance, Air, Condition and Tread.
Spring is a particularly important time to raise the awareness of tyre maintenance because many motorcyclists will be embarking on their first ride of the year after leaving their bikes in storage over winter.
If they make a PACT with their bike and ensure they check their tyres for air pressure, overall condition and tread depth, then they will be rewarded with better performance including improved handling, grip and fuel economy.
Stuart Jackson, chairman of TyreSafe, explains: “The rewards for properly maintained tyres include improved grip, performance, reliability and a more satisfying and safer ride. What’s more tyres will last longer and fuel economy will be improved if they are correctly inflated.”