Better Riding: What your tyres are saying

Tyres communicate with a range of vibratory sensations - or the lack of them - most people are sensitive enough to notice them, but most do not pay attention to the range of them to determine what the tyre is up to. This is what separates the boys from the men.

In many cases, riders feel vastly more confident riding motorcycles hard when they can feel their tyres - whether or not the tyre actually offers significantly greater performance. Typically, the front tyre feedback is most obvious in the handlebar while the rest of the motorcycle...