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Thread: ZR19 60W vs R19 60V

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    ZR19 60W vs R19 60V

    I just replaced my front Tourance Next with what I intended to be an identical new tire. But there turned out to be a difference. The old tire was 120/70 ZR19 M/C 60W and the new is 120/70 R19 M/C 60V.

    So, my speed rating has dropped from way faster than I ride to faster than I ride. But what is the difference between ZR19 and R19?
    My rear tire continues to be a ZR19. Is there any handling difference?

    FWIW, I have gotten 9,000 miles out of each of three sets of Anakee 3s on my 2014 R1200GS. The Tourance Next front went a bit more than 10,000 and the rear is a bit more than half worn. I know, that says I ride too slow! But I appreciate the additional mileage anyway.

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    I think you're fine. According to this:

    https://www.tyreleader.co.uk/tyres-advices/tyre-zr-or-r

    the ZR is a term that is not relevant anymore. I don't know how you ride, but I doubt you'll notice a handling difference. Might be a different story if your daily commute is Laguna Seca!
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    Thanks for the feedback and the web site. Good information there.

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