Tires: Tires play an important role as they are the only link between the vehicle and the road. A tire not only transmits the motor’s power to the road but also absorbs shocks from uneven road surfaces. In addition, it supports the vehicle’s weight and transmits accelerating and braking force to the ground. Your safety depends not only on the maintenance of the tires but also on the choice of tires. Checking your tire pressure to ensure they are correctly inflated can make a real difference in how long your tires last. Tires come in different sizes and shapes depending on the type of riding you do and what style of bike you ride. These tires generally are split between: Off-Road Tires: Off-road tires are knobby tires that are meant to grip sand and loose terrain to maintain traction. Street Tires: Street tires are meant to have as much surface area on the road for the best traction. Dual Sport Tires: Dual sport tires are a cross between street and off-road tires. They’re still knobby but cover more area and are rounded so there isn’t much vibration when driving on a paved road. Rims: Wheel rims are steel or aluminum (usually with spokes and aluminum hub), mag-type cast, or machined aluminum. A rim is the frame of a tire that holds the force and tension caused by the vehicle’s weight and the effects of various road conditions. The manufacturers have carefully considered and enhanced the safety of the rim to prevent any accidents due to rim failure or deformation. Proper fitting between the tire and the rim is essential for tubeless tires to seal the air. Older models had inner tubes between the rim and the tire. Rims are commonly found in two styles Spoked rims: Spoked rims are often used on lighter motorcycles. Multiple Pins under tension suspend the tire/outer rim. Hard/Solid Rims: Hard rims are just like car most car rims. One-piece and styled in accordance with the model of the motorcycle.