What is the Average Cost of a Motorcycle Tire Change?


Motorcycle tires affect a bike's steering, braking and acceleration. Unsafe tires can lead to an unsafe ride. Tilted valve stems, improper air pressure, wear spots, loose balance weights and dented or cracked rims can result in a dangerous tire blowout.

Motorcycle Tires

  • The types of motorcycle tires include sport, touring, cruiser, motocross, off-road, sand, blackwall and whitewall. The typical price range for a motorcycle tire is $69 to $159, depending on the motorcycle, tire and manufacturer.

Balancing, Weighing and Mounting Motorcycle Tires

  • Some shops include installation in the cost of the tire, while others do not. Additional charges may include $12 per tire for balancing, $4 per tire for weighing and mounting, and $2 per tire for a recycling fee. These prices are approximate and vary by region.

New Tires vs. Retreads

  • Retreads, or retreaded tires, are old tires that have been repaired, inspected and re-sold. Retreads cost 30-50% less than comparable new tires, and have been reported to be just as safe and reliable as new tires.

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