Concours C10 Tire Choices - OE and 17" Rims
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Tire SizeWheel Size
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Front (86-93)110/80VR-18 or 110/80-V182.5” x 18”
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Front (94+)120/70R-18 59V3.00” x 18”Note: 94+ OEM tire measures 111/78-18
110/80-18 closest match
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Rear (86-93) 150/80VR-16 150/80/VB163.5” x 16”
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Rear (94+)150/80R-16 71V3.5” x 16”
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NOTE:
94+ OEM tire measures 111/78-18. Some feel that 110/80-18 is a better fit, but none of the tire manufacturers recommend it.
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Manufacturer / Model NameTire SizeRadial or Bias? (R or B)Handling (stable, sporty, twitchy)Mileage (approx)Recommended PSI (F/R)Max LoadOther Comments
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Avon* - fitment recommended by manufacturer
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http://www.avonmoto.com/North American site
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Storm 3D X-M (1986-93) *110/80ZR18R36 *
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Storm 3D X-M (1994-2005) *120/70ZR18R36 *
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Strom 3D X-M (All) *150/80ZR16R42 *
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Spirit ST (1986-93) *110/80ZR18R
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Spirit ST (1994-2005) *120/70ZR18R
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Spirit ST (All) *150/80ZR16R
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Storm 2 Ultra (1986-1993) *110/80ZR-18Rdiscontinued
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Storm 2 Ultra (1994-2005) *120/70ZR-18Rquick, sporty, confident corner carver12,000+40
Mfg: 36psi (http://www.avon-tyres.co.uk/motorbike/gtr-1000-concours-0)
discontinued
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Azaro ST AV46 (All) *150/80ZR-16Rquick, sporty, confident corner carverwear bars at 7500; Some center cupping, excellent feelF: 36 psi 
R:42 psi
http://www.avon-tyres.co.uk/motorbike/gtr-1000-concours-0
71 (761 lbs; 345 kg)discontinued
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Roadrider AM26110/80-18 58VBNew stiff, loosens up w/ miles good cornering 40measures 116 on 3" rim
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Roadrider AM26120/80-18 61VB
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Roadrider AM26150/80-16 71VBquick cornering without the decelleration wobble42
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AM41 Venom100/90H-18 56HBdiscontinued
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AM42 Venom150/80H-16 77V or 77HBSmooth, no flopping over36/42discontinued
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AM42 Venom160/80H-16 81HBSmooth, no flopping over36/42discontinued
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Distanzia AM44110/80-18 58SBdiscontinued
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Distanzia AM44120/80-18 62SBdiscontinued
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Bridgestone
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http://www.bridgestone.com/products/motorcycle_tires/index2.html
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Battlax BT-021110/80ZR-18RGreat tire - short life. Grips very well, rolls into turns with out "falling". Soft sides, hard centerline.9k36/40
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Battlax BT-023110/80ZR-18R
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Battlax BT45V110/80-18 58VBSmooth airplane-like Roll-in, good life, secure feel36/40
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Battlax BT45120/80-18 62HB
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Battlax BT45V150/80-16 71VBSmooth airplane-like Roll-in, good life, secure feel
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BattleaxT30 Evo150/80-16R
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Dunlop*fitment recommended by manufacturer
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http://www.dunlopmotorcycle.com//
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D205 (1994-2005) 120/70ZR-18 59WRLong wear, good grip, 110/80 squirrelly at high lean angle, still good tire, great in rain12kdiscontinued
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D205 (1994-2005, All?) 150/80ZR-16 71WRLong wear, good grip, good tire great in rain12kdiscontinued
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K701F (1994-2005) *120/70VR-18 59VRgood grip and wear, pointy profile makes bike unsteady9 - 12k38
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K700 (1994-2005) * 150/80VR-16 71VRgood grip and wear, does not follow road groves, rides hard9 - 12k42
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Elite 3 Rear160/80HR-16B15-25K35
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Elite 3 Front130/70HR-18Bgood grip and wear, does not follow road groves, rides hard15-25K35
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Roadsmart Front120/70ZR18RGood grip wet and dry. Louder than stock. Threw a chunk at 14.5k with good tread left still held air pressure.14,000 on C-1036
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Roadsmart III Front120/70-18, 110/80-18R42536 lb
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Kenda
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http://www.kendausa.com/en/home/motorcycle/street.aspx
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K673 - Kruz150/80H16Bneed to check load rating. only rated to 40PSI?
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K673 - Kruz110/90H18Bneed to check load rating. only rated to 40PSI?/
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Metzeler*fitment recommended by manufacturer
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http://www.metzelermoto.com/
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MEZ6 Roadtec120/70ZR-18RGreat match for the rear Avon azaro12k
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MEZ4 (86-93) 110/80ZR-18 58WR
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MEZ4 (94+) 120/70ZR-18 59WR
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Lasertec (1986-1993) *110/80V-18 58VB
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Lasertec (1986-1993) *150/80VB-16 71VB
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ME 880 Marathon100/90HB-18 56HB
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ME 880 Marathon150/80HB-16 71HB
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ME 880 Marathon130/70HR-18 63HR
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Michelin*fitment recommended by manufacturer
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http://www.michelinmotorcycle.com/
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Pilot Road 2110/80ZR-18 58WR
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Pilot Road 2120/70ZR-18 59WR
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PR3110/80zr-18RFactory siping, nice wet grip, last about 12-13k, perfect for the wider wheel size, cheapest at D Kirk
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Pilot Activ110/80-18 58VB
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Commander II150/80-16B
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Commander150/80-16 77HB7mm tread depth
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PirelliNo recommended fitment
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http://www.pirellimoto.com/
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Angel ST Front 110/80 ZR 18 M/C (58W) TLR
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Angel ST Front120/70 ZR 18 M/C (59W) TLR
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MTR03 Dragon GT120/70ZR18 59WR
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MTR04 Dragon GT150/80ZR-16 71W R
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MT09 Scorpion SYNC110/80VB-18 B
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MT08 Scorpion SYNC 150/80VB-16B
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MTR23 Dragon GTS 110/80ZR-18R
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MTR23 Dragon GTS 120/70ZR-18R
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Sport Demon Front110/80-18 58VBNice tire with smooth fall-in and good wet grip. $92 from Jake Wilson 10/201810K at wear bars
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Sport Demon Rear150/80v-16 71VBGood grip in wet. A little soft in middle so it squares off some if you ride the long slab. Great for commuting.8K at wear bars
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Shinko
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http://www.shinkotireusa.com/
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757 Journey130/70/18 (Wing size)RDiscontinued due to tread delamination.
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757 Journey160/80/16 (Wing size)RDiscontinued due to tread delamination.
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777150/80H-16B12k at the wear bars
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011 Verge120/70ZR-18RWanders/Twitchy - Not Recommended
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011 Verge150/80ZR16RFlops in pretty hard, marbles feel - Not Recommended
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SR733 - Front130/70/18 (Wing Size)BStable, slight cupping later in life
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SR734 - Rear160/80/16 (Wing Size)BStable, seemed to wear quickly
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SE890 Journey130/70R18 (Wing Size)R
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SE890 Journey160/80R16 (Wing Size)R
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230 Tour Master120/90/18RRRides well, DOES NOT fit under fender
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230 Tour Master160/80/16RRStable, inexpensive
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*fitment recommended by manufacturer
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This document has been edited by people on the internet. While I function as an editor, I take no responsibility for the information here. I don't watch it 24x7, so errors may occur.
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Tire selection requires care and diligence, especially if you diverge from the OEM recommended sizes. Any tires listed here are due to either tire manufacturer recommendation or successful use noted by other Concours riders. Your usage may be different, so fit your tires carefully, or consult a tire professional.
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