Pumping tyres + hig...
Clear all

Pumping tyres + higher speed

Posts: 132
Topic starter
Estimable Member
Joined: 3 years ago

I noticed after pumping my tyres from 18-20psi to 32psi which is original cold max for TC- tyres. I think its similair for the TS tyres. It is written on the tyres how much you should pump them up to.


So the speed increase was from 62km/h unrestricted to about 72km/h only by pumping my tyres.

I understand battery SOC has an effect on the top speed but the tyres have it to.

Maybe you could get a few more km/h  by pumping the tyres harder BUT you would also be losing security in that both you are over the limit in psi and also that the grip on the road will be sacrificed as less tyre is touching the road. (which is also affected by speed, higher speed is less tyre touching the road at any time which can affect, road handling and braking distance in the end)

Topic Tags
3 Replies
Posts: 27
Eminent Member
Joined: 3 years ago

Bit late responding, but - the tyres don't tell you what to inflate them to. They say what range they support but the right pressure for a certain motorbike is specific to that bike so the tyres don't know. Check your rear swing arm, think it's written there?

Posts: 75
Trusted Member
Joined: 2 years ago

if you overpressure the tires valves will bleed out pressure to the stock value 

Posts: 26
Eminent Member
Joined: 8 months ago

good afternoon, inflating the tires too much produces less grip with the ground, careful, but there should be an optimal calibration for each case.