100/90-19 Street Motorcycle
At 2Wheel, we sell several brands of 100/90-19 street tires online. Manufacturers include Sedona, CST, Dunlop, Michelin, Bridgestone, Shinko, Metzeler, STI, TRC, Denda, Pirelli, Continental, Maxxis, Avon Tyres, Duro, Kenda, and IRC. Some of these companies will produce several uses of tire in this size range while others offer a more limited, specialty-use tire or series of tires.
Street tires with 100w have a width of 100 millimeters. They have a 90 aspect ratio and a 19 rim size. This means that when the tires can be fitted to 19-inch wheels and at full inflation, they are 100-millimeters wide, with a height of 90% of the width. Like cars that measure their tires in metric units, motorcycles with a tire size designation in millimeters instead of inches are commonly used for on-road purposes. They will often come with smaller treads that provide less traction but more fuel efficiency.
Tread pattern choices for street 100/90-19 tires vary by style and manufacturer. Tires designed for speed tend to have a shorter overall life span due to the use of softer rubbers or composites; in turn, these tires can grip the road with more friction, allowing you to shrink your acceleration times while on your bike. Long-lasting tires will provide less friction, but this can also lead to less traction in cold weather. Deep-grooved, water-channeling treads help provide you with traction during heavy rain. All-around tires offer the best of traction during inclement weather as well as durability.
Motorcycle owners look for street 100/90-19 tires on sale for a number of purposes. Tires of this size range are often produced for highway use, city driving and some dual-sport applications. While limited trail use on well-groomed trails may be possible, unless the tires have an off-road designation, it is not recommended. Specialty tires like racing tires will be marked as such.