When I used to ride motorbikes I remember watching a guy leave with a new rear tyre just fitted.
The mechanic said becareful for the first 100 miles they need to be scrubbed before they start to grip 100%.
He made it 20 yards down the road before he was on his arse.
Car's are much easier. Least they just slide. On a motorbike a mistake like that means death.
Thats why I love motorbikes.
They keep you on your toes.
Its the same if you have a puncture. All to often I see someone with a space saver on the front wheel.
Those things look frigging dangerous. There the size of 1930's wheels. supporting close to 300kg or more on a contact path the size of my right testicle.
Haha I saw the same thing..
A guy just bought an R1, brand new so new tyres of course.. came to the cafe to show it off and we're telling him, be careful! new tyres are deadly if you dont know what you're doing.. This guy was a typical cafe racer, only had the bike to show off, couldnt ride to save his life - the sort of guy that should NEVER buy/ride a litre class bike.
Anyway, off he goes - stupidly popped a mono and bang, virtually cartwheels down a major road. R1 written off, 1 day old. It was hilarious (is that bad?)
I had nice windy road near my house for tyre bed in, gentle turn in, slow riding, ramping it up as you scrub the edges..
or the track, that was the best place.
I never considered that car tyres had similar issues. And never knew about the rear tyre thing! On here, I learn a new thing every day