Motorcycle Tyres for BMW R1200GS Motorcycle

The BMW R1200GS is a bike that's designed for long-distance travel. It's built to cope with road use as well as with rougher terrain with strength and reliability in mind. Choosing the right tyres for a BMW R1200GS motorcycle is essential, whether you're planning to ride across a continent or are just popping down to the shops.

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With its semi-active suspension system that can adapt to different riding conditions, the choice of tyre for the R1200GS can have a big impact on how it feels and handles. When choosing you need to think about how you're going to use the bike. Will you be venturing off-road or mainly sticking to the tarmac? Either way your choice of tyre makes a contribution to the comfort of the bike as well as the amount of grip on offer in both wet and dry conditions. 
 

Choosing the Right Tyres for your BMW R1200GS Motorcycle

Of course, looks are important too: on a rugged bike you need a tyre that looks the part. The bike needs to look as if it can cope with rough trails even if you never go on them. You might want to stick with the original brand of tyre as fitted by the factory, or you an look at alternatives. Take account of how much mileage you'll be doing and what your priorities are in terms of wear and comfort.

At Protyre we stock the biggest brand names in motorcycle tyres - these include Bridgestone, Dunlop, Michelin, Pirelli and Metzeler. We also keep large numbers of bike tyres in stock, so that means the majority of popular sizes are available for either same-day or next-day fitting. We also price-check our stock on a regular basis to ensure that we always offer competitive deals. With centres located around the UK, you should be able to find a Protyre garage near you.

After you've bought new tyres for your R1200GS, it's important to look after them. For the first 100 miles or so break them in by riding at a steady pace and choosing routes that allow you to even the wear with left- and right-hand bends. Make sure you run the correct tyre pressures to get the best wear and economy, and increase the pressures a little if you're intending to carry a passenger or a heavy load. If you don't use the bike regularly, it's best to keep it on stands to avoid flat-spotting the tyres.
 

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At Protyre we have a reputation as the local garage you can trust. That means the friendly, professional and experienced team at your local Protyre centre will be able to advise you on the ideal tyres for an BMW R1200GS motorcycle.

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