130/70-18 Motorcycle Tires
Motorcycle enthusiasts understand how important it is to have the right size tire for their bike. The tire width, aspect ratio, and rim size of the tires are the determining factors in how safely the bike can ride at high speeds and how well it can be controlled.
How Motorcycle Sizes Work
In a motorcycle tire size model number, each letter and digit symbolizes something. In this case, T130 means the tire has a width of 130 millimeters. Ta represents the aspect ratio, which is the percentage width the sidewall takes up from the rim to the edge, so a Ta70 tire's height from rim to the road is 70% of its width. Tr18 means the tire fits a rim size of 18 inches.
Choose Your Riding Style
Several bikes fit the 130/70-18 tires online sold here at 2Wheel. When you're shopping for motorcycle tires, consider the riding style you enjoy. The width, profile, and rim size of the tire can affect your style in both handling and speed.
Most tires come with a stock size of width that the manufacturer recommends, and Tw130 is a common size. You can experiment, though, and try different widths on your tires. Generally, if you have a wider tire, such as with an aspect ratio of 70, the bike will handle better around turns. Check your bike's owner manual to check the width limitations for your bike.
Generally, a tire with a Ta of 75 or above is considered standard. Under 75 is considered a low-profile tire. The lower the aspect ratio on a tire, the faster its response is to steering. You can find motorcycle tires with a tire width 130 at 2Wheel.
Generally, it's a good idea to get the rim size the manufacturer recommends, but you may experiment in some instances if the width and aspect ratio allow for it. A variety of bike styles, including dirt bikes, cruisers, and sport bikes, use a rim size of 18 inches. The R in Tr 18 means the tires are radial and create less resistance, generally creating a better fuel economy.