What is the correct tyre pressure for your bike and does it vary? The answer, unfortunately is not that simple.
Bike tyre pressures should be checked before every ride or it can result in handling issues, cause tyre wear, and impair grip and braking performance.
The most important thing to do is to RTFM!!(Read the F&*(*&G manual!). You should ideally follow the pressures stated by the motorcycle manufacturer for your bike for ideal conditions. Manufacturers usually have different tyre pressures for solo and pillion riding (solo and 2 up).
Tyre pressure has less to do with providing a cushion of air for support and more to do with heat. Tyres perform best when warm. When a tyre is heated to an optimum temperature, the grip level will be high and wear will be low. This temperature is only attained if the tyre is inflated to the correct pressure.
Almost everyone has had problems with underfilled or overfilled tyres when they go to a filling station. Correct tyre inflation helps you in many ways. It improves mileage, reduces road noise, minimizes the risk of punctures and tyre bursts among others. So, what is the correct tyre pressure for your vehicle? We’ve collated info for most two wheelers here. You can use this info to fill air in your tyre when you’re out for a ride.
Brand: Royal Enfield
Standard 500: Front 25 Rear 35 (With pillion)
Classic 500: Front 25 Rear 35 (With pillion)
Thunderbird 500: Front 25 Rear 35 (With pillion)
Standard 350: Front 25 Rear 35 (With pillion)
Classic 350: Front 25 Rear 35 (With pillion)
Thunderbird 350: Front 25 Rear 35 (With pillion)
Himalayan: Front 27 Rear 35