This is a question that pretty much every motorcycle rider in the galactic empire has considered at least once in their riding careers. So how do you scrub in a tyre? Is there some magical number of kilometres that you have to travel? Is there some sort product that will do most of it for you? Does it vary depending on what sort of bike you ride? Or what sort of tyre you have fitted? These questions (and more) are fired at motorcycle riders the world over on a daily basis. Isn’t this true?
The truth is that we all have someone we look up to that we think can tell us what we need to know about our motorcycles. The unfortunate reality though is that whilst another rider may be more experienced than you, or have more knowledge than you, that does not guarantee that they will always have the answer you need. Yet riders will rarely admit when they reach the limit of their knowledge when another rider asks a serious question, which means that sometimes answers from those that have gone before us have a basis in truth, and other times they unfortunately do not.
Here Steve Brouggy of the California Superbike School talks about exactly why tyres don’t have as much grip when they are first fitted and how you go about getting that handled quickly and effectively. This video is part of a series that are designed to help take the mystery out of a number of commonly asked questions about riding, from someone who knows a thing or two about motorbikes!