Motorbike Tyres

Motorcycle tyres are a vital part of road safety for you, the rider, and other road users. If your motorbike tyres are in good condition and have over 1mm tread left, then you are far less likely to be involved in a collision or incident.

John Cooper are experts in motorbike tyres and can supply and fit tyres that suit your type of bike, style of riding, and the weather you’re likely to encounter.


Do I need new motorbike tyres?

The easiest way to check is with a 20p coin as illustrated below:

How to check your motorbike tyres tread with a 20p coin

Alternatively, pop into John Cooper and we’ll check them for you, no problem.

As the rider you must make sure that your motorbike tyres are above the legal limit (1mm) and safe to ride, at all times.


Why John Cooper?

When you choose John Cooper for your new motorcycle tyres we guarantee:

  • Affordable prices on budget and premium brands you can trust
  • All John Cooper prices include tyre fitting as standard
  • Same-day tyre fitting is normally available (but subject to availability)
  • Extensive stock held for all kinds of motorbike, weather, riding style, and budget
  • All work carried out by John Cooper is covered by our 12-month/12,000-mile warranty (whichever comes sooner)


How do I choose the motorcycle tyres I need?

There are many factors to consider when deciding which tyres to have fitted to your motorcycle:

  • Do you have a tourer, a sportsbike, a Harley Davidson, for example?
  • What season is it?
  • Your riding style – smooth and gentle, or doing a track day?
  • Mostly A and B roads or motorway mileage?
  • Do you want or need: cross-ply, bias-belted, or radial?
    • Cross-ply – crafted from weaves of cord underneath the rubber and requiring an inner tube. Often put on cruisers and tourers, for comfort.
    • Bias-belted – like cross-ply but with extra cords to support extra weight
    • Radial – no inner tube. A central belt supports the rest of the tyre ensuring rigidity and steadiness under extreme cornering and at speed.

The answers to all these questions need to be answered before choosing tyres for your motorbike, and our bike-mad, knowledgeable, tyre technicians at John Cooper are always very delighted to chat bikes and guide you to the right tyres and provide estimates too.


Motorcycle tyre brands in stock at John Cooper:

Bridgestone – manufacture tyres for all kinds of motorcycles and have been doing so for nearly a century.

Avon – a classic motorbike tyre choice, with a range for classic motorcycles too.

Continental – German engineering precision at its finest.

Dunlop – manufacturing world-renowned tyres for all kinds of vehicle since the late 19th Century.

Maxxi – a global tyre brand manufacturing hardy, reliable tyres for all kinds of motorbike.

Century – probably the best-known tyre brand in the world for precision cornering, lean abilities and exceptional braking control.

Pirelli – the Godfather of tyres for all motorised vehicles, including all types of motorcycle. The name speaks for itself.

Metzeler – superb ride quality offering great grip and secure lean, as well as comfort.


John Cooper has built up a solid reputation for quality MOT and repairs for all makes and models of cars, commercial vehicles and motorbikes and also for our specialist work on BMW, Mercedes and other high-end marques and performance services. We have a committed, professional team of technicians based at our clean, modern workshop in Derby.

To find out more about Motorbike Tyres in Derby, get in touch online or call us directly on 01332 343968

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