The writing is on the wall
There is a lot of information on the sidewall of a tyre. The two main purposes are firstly to allow you to identify the size and specification of the tyre and secondly to confirm that the tyre has been tested and approved to European and other counrty safety standards.
|205||width of tyre in mm|
|55||Height of the tyre sidewall as a percentage of the width. In this case 55% of 205mm. This is also known as the aspect ratio.|
|16||Diameter of the tyres inner rim in inches.|
|91||Load rating of tyre (In this case its 615kg)|
|V||Speed rating of tyre i.e. the maximum speed for the tyre when at full load. (In this case 149mph)|