Inflation pressure | Mitas

  • It is of extreme importance that the specified inflation pressure is maintained. Driving with inadequately inflated tires can be very hazardous. If tires are underinflated, the temperature rises, which can result in an abrupt tire destruction. Tire pressure can further define the service life of a tire. A correct inflation pressure ensures the maximum distance travelled along with a satisfactory stability, driving comfort and road grip. Tire pressure maintains the shape of tire.
  • Insufficient pressure or incorrect mounting accelerates tire wear and tear and additionally loads the tire carcass.
  • Excessively high pressure can cause tire wear in the center of the tire tread, and increases potential of tire tread cracks.
  • Inflate tires to the value specified in the manual for use of motorcycles.
  • Maintain the specified pressure as a minimum inflation pressure. If driving fast, increase the pressure by 0.2 Bar; if driving with a lot of luggage, increase the inflation pressure in the rear tire by 0.2 Bar.
  • When tire pressure is set with hot tires, it should exceed the specified value by at least 0.2 Bar to 0.3 Bar (repeatedly check and/or adjust tire pressure when tires get cold).
  • Using a calibrated pressure gauge, check the inflation pressure at least once per week when the tire is cold and always before making a longer trip.
  • Consider the fact that the pressure increases when the tire is hot, and decreases when the tire is cold. The pressure can also drop if a valve insert does not fit well or is worn-out.
  • Check the valve insert, screw it or replace it if required.
  • Always place the valve cap (screw tightly), which functions as a seal preventing dust from intrusion.
  • In the case of tubeless tires, maintain the valve or replace it when mounting a new tire.
  • When replacing a tube-type tire (mounting with a tube), a new tube should be used. Tubes stretch during use. A repeated use of an already stretched and, consequently, thinner tube can increase the chance for a tube puncture and an abrupt pressure loss, which can aggravate the stability of a vehicle and cause a fall.

Recommended inflation pressures (PDF)