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K1100 Tire Info
by Ted Verrill

K1100RS

Manufacturer Front Rear Front Size Rear Size
Michelin A89 X
Touring oriented
M89 X
Touring oriented
120/70ZR17 160/60ZR18
Michelin 90 X
Sport oriented
90 X
Sport oriented
120/70 ZR17 160/60 ZR18
Bridgestone Battlax BT 52
Touring oriented
Battlax BT 52
Touring oriented
120/70 ZR17 160/60 ZR18
Bridgestone Battlax BT 54
Touring oriented
Battlax BT 54
Touring oriented
120/70 ZR17 160/60 ZR18
Bridgestone Battlax BT 50
Sport oriented
Battlax BT 50
Sport oriented
120/70 ZR17 160/60 ZR18
Bridgestone Battlax BT 56
Sport oriented
Battlax BT 56
Sport oriented
120/70 ZR17 160/60 ZR18
Bridgestone Battlax BT 57
Sport oriented
Battlax BT 57
Sport oriented
120/70 ZR17 160/60 ZR18
Dunlop
D-204 Sportmax II ZR
Sport oriented
D-204 Sportmax II ZR
Sport oriented
120/70 ZR17 160/60 ZR18
Dunlop D-204
Touring oriented
D-204
Touring oriented
120/70 ZR17 160/60 ZR18
Dunlop D205
Touring oriented
D205
Touring oriented
120/70 ZR17 160/60 ZR18
Metzeler ME Z1
MO Review
Sport oriented
120/70 ZR17
Metzeler ME Z2
Touring oriented
160/60 ZR18
Metzeler ME Z4
Sport oriented
ME Z4
Sport oriented
120/70 ZR17 160/60 ZR18
Pirelli MTR01 Dragon
Sport oriented
MTR02 Dragon
Sport oriented
120/70 ZR17 160/60 ZR18
Pirelli MTR03 Dragon
Touring oriented
MTR04 Dragon
Touring oriented
120/70 ZR17 160/60 ZR18
NOTE: Make sure to check your wheels & tires first!
Alloy 3-Spoke Rim Size - Front: 3.50x17, Rim Size - Rear: 4.50x18
Dunlop recommends Front PSI: 34, Rear PSI: 38
The Mez Z1/Z2 combo is widely praised and known for lasting 10k+ miles
The BT-50/52 is known for lasting up to 10k miles, and the BT-54 for at least that.

K1100LT

Manufacturer Front Rear Front Size Rear Size
Michelin Macadam 50E Macadam 50 100/90V18
110/80V18
130/90V17
140/80V17
Bridgestone
Dunlop 491 Elite II 491 Elite II 100/90-18 MT90B17
Dunlop K591 Elite SP
V-Rated
K591 Elite SP
V-Rated
100/90V18
110/80V18
130/90V17
140/80V17
Continental
Metzeler ME88 130/90 V17
Metzeler ME99A 140/80 V17
Metzeler ME33 ME55 110/80 V 18 140/80 B17
NOTE: Make sure to check your wheels & tires first!
Alloy 3-Spoke Rim Size - Front: 2.50x18, Rim Size - Rear: 2.75x17, 3.0 x 17

*Apparently Pirelli also manufactures tires for the K1100LT but I have not yet seen them in the US so have not taken the time to find the information to include here.
Load Front Pressure Rear Pressure
1 rider 32 lb 36 lb
2 riders 34.8 lb 39 lb
2 riders and luggage 39 lb 42 lb
Many K1100RS (wide rims) riders who have experienced bent rims recommend increasing these numbers by at least 4 lb's.


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