T595 Best Profile Tyre For Handling?

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  1. andyc1

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    I think its a speed rating, not entirely sure. I think one may be designed for heavy touring bikes too
     
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  3. StuarT595

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    Thanks, Andy, appreciate that.
    So given that they’re both the same price, it would make better sense to buy the higher speed rated tyre I guess? In which case I ought to be buying the 75W?
     
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    I would presume so, but I'm not completely sure which is best. I have a feeling that one was intended for really heavy bike so may give a harsh ride on a lighter bike. But then the load rating contradicts that as they're both the same. I'm a bit confused myself.
     
  5. Smilinjack

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    Kind of shorthand. They indicate the load and speed rating of the tyre. 73W will have lower weight capacity than 75W. Look on Oponeo's website- they usually differentiate between heavy load tyres which are only normally needed on the likes of Pan Euros or those German bloatmobiles. W is speed rating, so either of those is rated to the same speed. 73W would be fine on a T595 and ought to be the cheaper of the two. :)
     
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    To add a bit of perspective-biggest bike I've had was a Kawasaki ZZR1200. Big power, big size. I rode it two up with full luggage at three figure speeds all over Europe on 58W front, 73W rear, of various manufacture. Never any problems, and I'm still above ground and breathing. :)
     
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    Many thanks, m’friend, for all your time as always. The choice was between 75R and 75W, so I guess it would make sense to buy the higher speed rated tyre, with there seemingly being no difference in costs?
     
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    #28 Smilinjack, Apr 9, 2021 at 2:30 PM
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    Yes. R might be a bit on the slow side :p load index of 75 is probably because they are 190 section. More rubber, better load capacity? :)

    PS yes not paying attention again. Your choice was 75R or 75W. R speed rating is a bit low for a sports bike. If you're buying tyres using a dropdown menu probably best if you specify ZR rating. That will only select higher rated speeds. W is rated to 168 mph, so just about safe :p:grinning:
     
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