When it’s time to choose new tires for your bike is important to choose the correct size. For this, comes in help our method of search "for motorcycles", that is, just set the model of the bike, to get all compatible models. Together with the size, on the side of the tires, precisely in the "shoulder", we find many acronyms and numbers. What do they mean? Let’s find out together.
Let’s see below the meaning of the main acronyms that we can find, including the measure that we mentioned earlier:
The first acronym that we find, and the simplest one to understand, indicates the name of the manufacturer and the rubber model (Ex: Pirelli - Diablo Rosso Corsa II) (Fig.1)
Moving a bit, we find the DOT, or the date of manufacture of the tire.
Finally, we find the approval code and in some cases the maximum inflation pressure.
In addition to the size, and the acronyms that we have just seen, there are others that we can find in a tire, below we see some:
Among the initial acronyms, we mentioned the DOT.
These are 4 numbers that indicate the date of manufacture of a tire.
The first two numbers indicate the week of production, while the last two indicate the year.
Often this number is associated with a kind of expiration of the tyre, but this is incorrect information.
A tyre stored in the correct manner, in fact, keeps its full characteristics for years.
So, even if we find a DOT whose year of production dates back to 2 or 3 years ago, it is not an old tire, quite another, you have the opportunity to buy a tire with solid quality, at an even more advantageous price.
It’s worth a shot.
In the first chapter we have seen that some acronyms, have the task of representing the speed index or the load index.
The speed index is the maximum speed that can reach a tire, while the load index determines precisely the load that can support a
Here are some tables with the most common indices:
|PRINTED LETTER||MAX SPEED|
|From A1 to A8||From 5 to 40 km/h|
|ZR||Superiore a 240 km/h|
||WEIGHT (KG)||LOAD INDEX||WEIGHT (KG)|
Now you have all the information you need to read the acronyms of a tire and understand what is the correct size, you just have to choose the model that
preferred among all those available on our site.
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