V-TWIN TIRES
BASIC TIRE INFORMATION
TYPICAL TIRE MARKINGS
01 Nominal section width, expressed in metric, inch
or alpha; see size chart below.
02 Ratio between tire section height and nominal
section width. This ratio is not indicated when
section width is expressed in inches (eg. 3.50-18).
03 Code for tire construction
(-= Bias, R = Radial, B = Bias Belted).
04 Nominal rim diameter size in inches.
motorcycle tires and rims from those designed
for other vehicles. Shown on some models only.
06 Speed symbol. Indicates the tire’s speed;
see speed rating chart below.
(pounds) at the pressure indicated (psi);
see load index chart below.
09 Indicates where the tire was produced.
10 Abbreviation of “US Department of Transportation.”
Serves to indicate that the tire conforms to
the regulations issued by The US Department of
Transportation. Includes the serial # for the tire,
and the last 3 or 4 numbers represent the date.
Example 3805 means the tire was produced in
the 38th week of 2005.
of the tire according to the fitting position
(Front-rear); applicable for directional tires only.
12 Number of plies and material.
13 Tread Wear Indicator, as applicable
SPEED RATING CHART
J
L
M
P
Q
R
S
T
H
V/VB
(V)/(VB)
W
(W)
MPH
62
74
81
93
100
106
112
118
130
149
149+
168
168+
LOAD INDEX CHART
53 = 454  lb.
59 = 536  lb.
65 = 639  lb.
71 = 761  lb.
77 = 908  lb.
83 = 1,074  lb.
54 = 467  lb.
60 = 551  lb.
66 = 661  lb.
72 = 783  lb.
78 = 937  lb.
84 = 1,102  lb.
55 = 481  lb.
61 = 567  lb.
67 = 677  lb.
73 = 805  lb.
79 = 963  lb.
85 = 1,135  lb.
50 = 414  lb.
56 = 494  lb.
62 = 584  lb.
68 = 694  lb.
74 = 827  lb.
80 = 992  lb.
86 = 1,168  lb.
51 = 430  lb.
57 = 507  lb.
63 = 600  lb.
69 = 716  lb.
75 = 853  lb.
81 = 1,019  lb.
87 = 1,202  lb.
52 = 441  lb.
58 = 520  lb.
64 = 617  lb.
70 = 739  lb.
76 = 882  lb.
82 = 1,047  lb.
SIZE
Size may be indicated in inches, metric, or by letters (alpha). The chart shows the approximate comparison of the different size indications.
STREET TIRE SIZE CONVERSION CHART
INCH:
2.75/3.00
3.25
3.50
3.75/4.00
4.25/4.50
5.00/5.10
5.50
6.00
80
90
100
110
120
130
140
150
MH
MJ
MM
MN/MP
MR
MT
MU
MV
MOTORCYCLE OFF-ROAD TIRE SIZE CONVERSION CHART
METRIC
FRONT TIRES METRIC
INCH
METRIC
REAR TIRES METRIC
INCH
60/ 100
90/80
2.50/2.75
80/ 100
80/90
2.50/3.60
90/80
2.75/3.00
90/ 100
110/90
3.60/4.10
100/80
3.00/3.25
100/ 100
130/80
4.00/4.50
-
-
-
120/ 100
140/80
5.00/5.10
SAFETY WARNINGS:
MAINTAIN RECOMMENDED TIRE PRESSURE AND FOLLOW THE PUBLICATION(S) AND/OR WEBSITE(S) (COLLECTIVELY “PUBLICATIONS”) OF THE MOTORCYCLE
MANUFACTURER AND THE TIRE MANUFACTURER (COLLECTIVELY “MANUFACTURER”).
SHOULD UNDERTAKE MOUNTING OF TIRES AND THEY SHOULD FOLLOW RECOMMENDED PROCEDURES, ESPECIALLY FOR ATV/ UTV TIRES, INCLUDING BUT
NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING: (I) USE ONLY A CLIP-ON STYLE AIR CHUCK WITH A LONG EXTENSION HOSE, REMOTE FILLER AND INFLATION GAUGE; (II)
USING A TIRE MOUNTING LUBRICANT, LUBE THE TIRE AND RIM BEAD SEAT; (III) THE TIRE AND WHEEL MUST BE LOCATED AWAY FROM ALL PERSONNEL
USING A SOLID BARRIER LIKE A BLOCK WALL OR TIRE MOUNTING CAGE BETWEEN THE TIRE/ WHEEL ASSEMBLY AND THE INSTALLER WITH THE TIRE/ WHEEL
ASSEMBLY BEING OUT OF “LINE OF SIGHT” DURING THE INFLATION PROCESS; (IV) DETERMINE THE TIRE’S MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED TIRE INFLATION
RECOMMENDED TIRE PRESSURE IS REACHED BUT NEVER EXCEED THE TIRE MANUFACTURER’S MAXIMUM PRESSURE; (VI) IF THE TIRE BEADS DO NOT
SNAP, STOP AND RELEASE ALL AIR FROM THE TIRE/ WHEEL ASSEMBLY AND CALL THE MANUFACTURER FOR HELP; (VII) ONCE THE TIRE BEAD IS SEATED,
DISCONNECT THE CHUCK, RE-INSTALL THE VALVE CORE AND INFLATE TO PROPER OPERATING PRESSURE.
SAFETY WARNINGS: FOR INFORMATION ON TIRE CARE, SAFETY, MAINTENANCE, MOUNTING, MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY AND OTHER INFORMATION
CONSULT THE MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURER’S AND TIRE MANUFACTURER’S PUBLICATION(S) AND/OR WEBSITE(S) FOR COMPLETE TIRE
INFORMATION. THE TIRES USED FOR YOUR APPLICATION MUST HAVE A LOAD INDEX AND SPEED RATING EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN THE
TIRES FITTED AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT.