What do the numbers on motorcycle tires mean?

Answer If the number appears like this: 150/80Z R16, the 150 is the tire's width in millimeters; 80 is the aspect ratio; Z is the speed rating; R tells us that radial construction was used in the tire's c... Read More »

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How much air do you put in motorcycle tires?

On One Hand: Check the Owner's ManualThe ideal amount of air pressure for individual motorcycle tires is determined by the manufacturers. You can find their recommendations in your owner's manual. ... Read More »

What do the numbers& letters on tires mean?

The numbers and letters on a tire provide information such as the tire's name and manufacturer, its section width, its composition, the speed rating, the width-to-height ratio as well as the tire's... Read More »

Why Use Ribbed Motorcycle Tires?

Owners of classic motorcycles often prefer to use old-fashioned, ribbed tires on their bikes because it completes the retro look and makes the handling of the machine feel like it did when it first... Read More »

How long do motorcycle tires last?

There is no exact calculation for this. Riding conditions and a rider's driving style as well as the kind of tire being used combine to determine how long motorcycle tires will Read More »