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TIRE READING: HOW TO READ A TIRE

1) MANUFACTURER NAME

  • Brand name and registered trademark

2) NAME OF PRODUCT LINE

3) SIZE

  • 180 Nominal section width (mm)
  • 55 Nominal aspect ratio
  • ZR Structure or costruction code
  • 17 Rim diameter (inches)
  • M/C Type of motorcycle only
  • (73W) Load and speed index code
  • Tubeless tire without tube
  • RADIAL Tire construction type

4) PRODUCTION DATE

  • Week number and 2 digit year (i.e.0310)

5) HOMOLOGATION NUMBER

  • According to ECE R 75

6) DIRECTION OF ROTATION

  • The arrows indicate the direction of rotation of the tire according to the fitting position (front - rear)

7) ABBREVIATION OF DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

  • Serves to indicate that tire conforms to the regulation issued by the TransportDepts of USA and Canada