First off, I tried looking in the archives for information specifically regarding tire options for the new Mag-Wheel Bonnies, and didn't find much. Also, i am new to riding and will need to buy new tires very soon as I have 9000 miles on my 2010 Black.
We all know the stock Tubeless Metzelers are the following dimensions:
Front Tire 100/70 R17
Rear Tire 130/80 R17
Looking at the image below from http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com
I am a little confused by the tire width. does the "120" refer to the width of the outside bow of the tire, as the image seems to indicate? Or is it the width of the bead?
Also, how important is the Aspect Ratio when choosing a tire? For instance, on my bike, can I fit a 100/80 R17? Or will that cause problems? I ask this because the Avon AM26 Roadrider Front Tire only comes in 100/80V-17 through Motorcycle superstore. Are there any other reputable tire dealers you guys know of I can look at? Any dealers to beware of?
When I go to the Avon website, here is what they say they have:
850 Bonneville / SE / T100 / Sixty (2009 onwards)
Pressure front: 2.3 bar (33psi)
Front size: 110/70-17 (54V)
Pressure rear: 2.7 bar (39psi)
Rear size: 130/80-17 65V
Anyone know where I can find the Front Tire size in the States? I will keep searching the web in the meantime.
The Avons look nice, but I am not dead-set on getting them. I am open to other suggestions and any tips I can get. I just think the Metzelers are too slick, and want something with more tread.
Thanks in advance