Tyres for my Yamaha BW 50 Motorcycle

Whether you are a commuter looking to zip around the city or a teenager just starting out on powered two-wheeled machines, then a scooter is a popular choice. Economical, easy to handle and cheap to buy, machines such as the Yamaha BW 50 are great fun too.

First introduced in 1989 and having been through three generations to date, the BW 50 is well known in the marketplace. While early models had two-stroke power, the latest version has a four-stroke engine which is sparky enough to keep up with urban traffic and is mated to an automatic gearbox which makes it a great beginner’s scooter. Operation is a simple matter of switch on, twist and go. The fuel tank is mounted low down in the frame to help with balance. As an added bonus, the Yamaha can return over 150 MPG too.

The Yamaha has a step-through steel frame which, combined with wide footboards, a generous seat and ergonomic handlebars, makes for a comfortable ride. There’s a decent amount of under-seat storage which makes it a practical choice too. Suspension is by a 26mm fork with a single shock absorber at the front and a swing arm at the rear. Yamaha BW 50 tyres are 120/90 R10s, mounted on smart five-spoke alloy wheels.

For a bike likely to be favoured by first-timers obviously safety is an important consideration, so grippy tyres are a must. Buyers can also be reassured by the BW 50’s brakes which combine a disk at the front and drum at the rear for decent stopping power.

Of course, for younger buyers, looking good is also important. The BW 50 scores here too with its twin headlight ‘bug eye’ design and brightly coloured panels and graphics that make it stand out from the crowd.

Choosing the Right Tyres for the Yamaha BW 50 Motorcycle

When it comes to choosing new tyres for your Yamaha BW 50 motorcycle rest assured we have a host of options available to you from a number of premium manufacturers for you to make your selection from. Manufacturers include PirelliMetzelerBridgestoneMichelin and Dunlop.

If you're searching for tyres for your Yamaha BW 50 motorcycle, Protyre can help. With over 100 garages, we're a nationwide network that promises outstanding local service. Our experienced technicians will be pleased to service or MOT your bike, as necessary, as well as discuss your tyre options. With an extensive range of all the top tyre makes in stock, we are able to guarantee same or next day fitting for the majority of the tyre brands that we sell. We also have fully trained motorcycle mechanics.

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For detailed advice on which tyres to choose for your Yamaha BW 50 motorcycle, you only have to ask a member of our knowledgeable and experienced team. We can then provide you with great tyres at the best possible prices, along with same or next day fitting in many cases. You can also go online and book your motorbike service or MOT at a Protyre garage near you.