Understand Your Tyre

All you need to know about your Metzeler tyre, explained in detail

Understand Tyre Background


120 70 ZR M/C 17 (58W) TL

  • 120:

    Tyre section nominal width (mm)  

  • 70:

    Tyre aspect ratio %

  • ZR:

    Tyre contruction type (“-” Bias tyre, “B” Bias-belted, “R” + "ZR" Radial belted)  

  • M/C:

    Type for motorcycle only

  • 17:

    Rim diameter (inches)

  • (58W):

    Load and speed index code

  • TL:

    Tubeless (TL): Tubeless tyre - Tubetype (TT): Tubetype tyre

Product name

Name of productline

Country of production


Tyre manufacturer


Homologation number

According to ECE R 75

Safety warning

The side wall description respect legal requirements in different countries

DOT Certification

Department of transportation. It indicates that the tyre conforms to the regulations issued by the transport depts of USA and Canada

Production date

Date of manufacture for example 4811 = 48. Production week 2011

Direction of rotation

The arrow indicate the direction of rotation according to the fitting position
Size Product name Country of production Tyre manufacturer Homologation number Safety warning DOT Certification Production date Direction of rotation Understand Tyre