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Home|Tyre Care|Technical|Tyre Pressure Guidelines

Tyre Pressure Guidelines (PSI)

Note:

This is a wide range recommendation for average conditions only.

Warning! Driving on any tire that does not have the correct inflation pressure is dangerous. Keep your tires inflated to the correct pressure for load and speed as shown in your motorcycle manufacturer's handbook. Any underinflated tire builds up excessive heat that may result in sudden tire destruction. The correct inflation pressures for your tires must be maintained as a minimum.

  • Solo category based on rider weight & riding gear up to 200 lb/91 kg & no luggage
  • 2 up light category based on two riders, riding gear & luggage
  • 2 up heavy category based on two riders, riding gear, luggage & trailer tongue weight.

High-speed riding, higher loads on high road temperatures may require a moderate increase in pressure. 

Check pressures at least once a week with an accurate tire pressure gauge when tires are cold and always before long journeys. Do not ‘bleed’ air off when tires are hot as pressures rise due to heat but fall again when the tires cool.

Contact Avon Customer Service for psi recommendations for your riding conditions at (800) 624-7470.


Touring Cobra Tires with bias belted reinforced construction*

 

Solo

2 up light

2 up heavy

Front

38-40

40-41

42-43

Rear

44

46

48-50

 

*Front

MT90HB16, 130/80B17, 130/70HB18

*Rear

140/90H15, 150/90HB15, 170/80HB15, MT90HB16, 140/90HB16, 150/80HB16, 160/80HB16

 

180/65B16, 160/70B17, 180/60B17, 140/70B18, 150/70B18, 180/55B18


All other Touring/Cruiser Models

 

Solo

2 up light

2 up heavy

Front

34-40

40-42

42

Rear

38-40

40-42

42


Sport/Sport Touring (Radial & Bias)

Front

Solo

2 up light

2 up heavy

80/90-3.25

32-34

32-34

34-36

100/80-3.50

32-34

34-35

35-36

110/70-120/90

34-36

36-38

36-38

130/60-150/80

34-36

36-38

38-40 

Rear

Solo

2 up light

2 up heavy

4.00-100/90

34-36

36-38

38-40

4.25-110/90

34-36

36-38

38-40

120/80-130/90

36-38

38-40

40-42

140/70-200/50

38-40

38-42

40-42

140/90-150/90

38-40

40-42

40-42

200/55-330/30

38-40

40-41

40-42


Classic bikes

 

Solo

2 up light

2 up heavy

Front

25

26

28

Rear

28

30

34


Scooter

 (50-125cc)

Solo

Front

26

Rear

32

(150-250cc)


Front

29

Rear

33

(300-500cc)


Front

32

Rear

35


Dual Purpose/Adventure sport

(125-500cc)

Solo

2 up light

2 up heavy

Front

24-31

26-34

28-38

Rear

27-34

29-37

31-40

(501-749cc)

 

Front

24-34

26-36

28-38

Rear

31-36

33-38

35-40

(750-900cc)

 

Front

29-32

33-35

35-42

Rear

32-36

37-39

39-42

(950 & up cc)




Front

33-36

36-38

38-40

Rear

38-40

40-42

42