Motorcycle Tire Safety

When you ride your bike, a safe ride relies on more than just your motorcycle and the drivers in your periphery. Here in Prescott, the quality and condition of tires play an important role in safety, whether on the road or the trail.  Motorcycle tire safety is crucial every time you ride!

The Size of a Credit Card

Tires are the only link between your bike and the road. Few motorists know that the contact patch “where the rubber meets the road” covers an area not very much larger than a credit card. This calls for making that patch count.

Quality Motorcycle Tires can Help Reduce the Risk of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorbikes are small, and cyclists have no enclosure surrounding them.  Motorcycle accidents are almost 30 times more likely to cause serious injuries or fatality than vehicular accidents. This fact makes the quality and condition of your tires exceptionally important. Here are some examples of what tires are required to do:

  • Carry the burden of the whole vehicle.
  • Absorb the impact of bumpy road surfaces.
  • Transfer the energy of the engine to the road.

What Safety Features to look for when You Shop for Motorcycle Tires?

Look for tires that:

  • Fulfill the requirements for safe acceleration and braking.
  • Offer an effective grip on both dry and wet surfaces.
  • Responding correctly to the motion of the steering system.
  • Ensure good mileage.

Here at RAW Customs, we offer only top-of-the-line motorcycles to keep you safe and to enhance your riding experience. Here are some brands with their respective warranties.*

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Motorcycle Tire Brands We Keep IN STOCK at Raw


MICHELIN® motorcycle and scooter tires are covered by a limited warranty against defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the original usable tread, or six years from date of purchase, whichever occurs first.*

See our Large Selection of Michelin Tires here.


METZELER Motorcycle Tires are covered for the life of the tire. Street tire life is defined by the tread area of the tire having a tread depth of 1 mm (1/32”) or more in the most worn area of the tire.*

Check out our Metzeler Tires here.


AVON. Every first quality tire bearing the Avon name and serial number, and not branded “NA”, or “DA” for BLEM [i]tires, and not used for racing, is warranted to be free of defects in workmanship and material during the life of the original tread design.*

See the Avon Tire we carry here.


DUNLOP. Every new Dunlop motorcycle tire that becomes serviceable within six years or 72 months of the date of manufacture will be replaced on the basis specified under the terms of allowable conditions.*

Take a look at our Dunlop Tires here.

*See Manufacturers terms and limits of warranty.


Inspect Your Motorcycle Tires for Safety!

Inspect the tires of your bike or scooter regularly. Look for signs of wear and tear, like cracks, blisters, and dry rot. Become knowledgeable of the tread requirements and air-pressure guidelines. Bring your bike to us, and we will be glad to help with any questions you may have. If any replacements are required, we will fit you with the new and safe tires that are perfect for you!