Tank pads or tank protectors prevents damages such as scuff marks and paint chips from occurring on the tank of your motorcycle. Common ways these damages happen is from your belt buckle or zipper.
Imagine your body position on your motorcycle and how the metal objects you’re wearing around your abdominal or hip region of your body are constantly rubbing or making contact with your tank.
It works in a similar fashion to slicing of meat from the constant contact with a knife. It’s going to leave cuts and marks on the meat throughout the. Same thing happens with our tank as the constant contact wears the paint out.
Another benefit of having a tank pad is that you have better grip and control, which prevents you from sliding on your motorcycle.