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Understanding Motorcycle Tire Measurements: A Guide from MotoMC24

Understanding Motorcycle Tire Measurements: A Guide from MotoMC24

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For motorcycle enthusiasts, selecting the right tire is crucial for ensuring safety, performance, and comfort on the road. Tires are the only point of contact between your motorcycle and the ground, making their selection, maintenance, and replacement critical for every rider. At MotoMC24, we understand the importance of finding the perfect tire for your ride, which is why we offer an easy-to-use tire filter to match the right tire size to your motorcycle. Here's a breakdown of how motorcycle tires are measured and how you can use our tools to find your ideal match.

The Basics of Motorcycle Tire Measurements

Motorcycle tires are marked with a series of numbers and letters that provide information about the tire's width, aspect ratio, construction type, rim diameter, load capacity, and speed rating. Understanding these measurements is key to choosing the right tire for your motorcycle.

Tire Width: This is the first number in the tire size marking and is measured in millimeters. It represents the width of the tire from one sidewall to the other. For example, a tire marked 120/70R17 has a width of 120mm.

Aspect Ratio: Following the slash after the width measurement, the aspect ratio is a two-digit number representing the height of the tire's cross-section as a percentage of its width. In our example, 70 means the tire's height is 70% of its 120mm width.

Construction Type: The letter following the aspect ratio indicates the tire's construction type. "R" stands for radial, which means the tire's ply cords are arranged at a 90-degree angle to the direction of travel, offering improved strength and durability. "B" would indicate bias construction, where ply cords cross the tire diagonally, providing a more compliant ride.

Rim Diameter: This is the diameter of the tire's inner rim in inches and tells you what size rim the tire is designed to fit. The 17 in our example means the tire fits a 17-inch rim.

Load Capacity and Speed Rating: Following the rim diameter, there might be additional numbers and letters indicating the tire's maximum load capacity and its speed rating. These are crucial for matching your tire's capability to your motorcycle's performance.

Finding the Right Tire at MotoMC24

At MotoMC24, we simplify the process of finding the right tire for your motorcycle with our intuitive tire filter. You no longer need to manually sift through complex tire codes or guess which tire size fits your bike. Our user-friendly interface allows you to select your motorcycle's make, model, and year, and our system will automatically display all compatible tires that meet your bike's specifications.

This tool is especially useful for riders who are new to the motorcycle community or for those who want a hassle-free way to find replacement tires. With our tire filter, you can be confident that you're looking at options that are perfectly sized and suited for your motorcycle, ensuring optimal performance and safety.


Understanding motorcycle tire measurements is essential for every rider. By familiarizing yourself with tire size markings and what they mean, you can make informed decisions about the tires you choose for your bike. And with MotoMC24's tire filter, matching the perfect tire size to your motorcycle has never been easier. Visit us online to explore our wide selection of motorcycle tires and take advantage of our tools designed to streamline your shopping experience. Ride safely and confidently with the right tires from MotoMC24.

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