Centre for Road Safety

Ensure your bike is safe to ride

As motorcycles become more reliable, sometimes riders may press a button and go, not realising that tyre pressures are low, or other parts of their motorcycle might require maintenance. Under-inflated tyres can greatly affect a motorcycle’s handling and significantly increase the risk of a crash.

Tyre pressure

The most common form of tyre failure is riding when the tyre pressure is too low. If your bike is regularly and properly serviced, you will face the road with confidence and a higher level of safety. Routine maintenance checks can help find if your bike is roadworthy before you start your journey.
Experienced riders understand that frequent maintenance inspections can help save their lives.

Need to check:

  • Tyre pressure and tread
  • Fluid levels in engine, coolant and brakes
  • Nut and bolt tightness
  • Lights, indicators and horn
  • Brake pads
  • Chain and sprockets
  • Suspension