Suzuki Intruder 1400

(updated September 99)

Rim Stock Size
Front 2.15 x 19 110/90H19
Rear 4.00 x 15 170/80H15

Manufacturers' Recommendations

Manufacturer Front size Rear size
(no data)
Bridgestone L307 110/90H-19 G544 170/80H-15
Dunlop F24 (OE) 110/90H19 K555 (OE) 170/80H15
Metzeler ME-33 Laser 110/90H-19 ME-88 Marathon 170/80HB15
No Fitment
Pirelli MT 66 F 110/90H-19 MT 66 170/80H-15
MT 69 100/90H-19 MT 68 150/90H-15

Martyn's Opinion

General Comments

There's no clear winner for this motorcycle.  Actually, it would be more accurate to say there's no loser!  There are several matched pairs in the exact size for this bike -- one each from Avon, Dunlop, Metzeler, Michelin, and Pirelli -- and which one you choose is totally up to you.  They're all good, and all have their special strengths.  You can't lose.

Martyn's Choice

Brand Model Size MAW
Front Avon Roadrunner AM20 100/90H-19 $103
Rear Avon Roadrunner AM21 170/80H-15 $129

Me, I'd go for the Avons.  I like the stability of the AM20 front, and on a bike that's not capable of excessive lean angle (like the big Intruder), it'd work very nicely indeed for me.

The other pair I would consider very seriously is the new ME-880 Marathon from Metzeler.  This promises to be an outstanding tyre indeed, and I have no doubt you could fit this and be very happy indeed with it.  Likewise the IRC Wildflare WF-920 is very affordable and could make a good choice.

Like I said, it's personal preference.  The Metzeler (especially the ME-880) has a very linear profile, whereas the Avon offers more highway stability but is still responsive in cornering.  I happen to prefer the Avon profile, that's all.  Oh, and the Avon is cheaper, too...

But if I owned a 1400 Intruder for a lot of miles, I'd probably try several different choices and see which one I liked the best...

The Full List

(from MAW and manufacturer web pages)

Exact matched pairs

Brand Front size MAW Rear size MAW
Avon Roadrunner AM20 100/90H-19 $103 Roadrunner AM21 170/80H-15 $129
Continental Milestone CM1 100/90H-19 $72 Milestone CM2 170/80H-15 $104
Dunlop Cruisemax 100/90--19 $140 Cruisemax 170/80--15 $126
IRC Wildflare WF-920 100/90H-19 $70 Wildflare WF-920 170/80H-15 $93
Metzeler ME-88 Marathon 100/90H-19 $79 ME-88 Marathon 170/80HB15 $122
ME-880 Marathon 100/90H-19 $97 ME-880 Marathon 170/80HB15 $148
Michelin Tarmac (old) 100/90H-19 $62 Tarmac (old) 170/80H-15 $130
Pirelli Route 66 MT66F 100/90H-19 $74 Route 66 MT66 170/80H-15 $115

Listing by Manufacturer


Front size MAW match Rear size MAW match
Roadrunner AM20 100/90H-19 $103 exact Roadrunner AM21 170/80H-15 $129 exact
Super Venom AM18 100/90V-19 $94 exact
Super Venom AM20 100/90V-19 $107 exact


Front size MAW match Rear size MAW match
BT17 Sports Mileage 100/90V-19 exact
SE11 100/90H-19 $76 exact


Front size MAW match Rear size MAW match
Avenue 100/90H-19 $95 exact
Blitz TKH-23 110/90H-19 $46 wide
Milestone CM1 100/90H-19 $72 exact Milestone CM2 170/80H-15 $104 exact
Tour TK-16 100/90H-19 $68 exact


Front size MAW match Rear size MAW match
Cruisemax 100/90--19 $140 exact Cruisemax 170/80--15 $126 exact
D401 Sport Touring 100/90H-19 $63 exact
F11 100/90H-19 $56 exact
F11 100/90S-19 exact
K491 Elite II Touring MM90H-19 $60 exact
K591 Sport Touring 100/90V-19 $68 exact


Front size MAW match Rear size MAW match
VT-01F 100/90H-19 exact


Front size MAW match Rear size MAW match
Durotour RS-310 100/90H-19 $47 exact
Durotour RS-410 170/80H-15 exact
GS-18 100/90H-19T $56 exact
Road Winner RW-010 100/90HX19 exact
Wildflare WF-920 100/90H-19 $70 exact Wildflare WF-920 170/80H-15 $93 exact


Front size MAW match Rear size MAW match
K657 Sport Challenger 100/90H-19 $47 exact


Front size MAW match Rear size MAW match
ME-33 Laser  100/90H-19 exact
ME-33 Laser 100/90V-19 exact
ME-77 100/90H-19 $70 exact
ME-88 Marathon 100/90H-19 $79 exact ME-88 Marathon 170/80HB15 $122 exact
ME-880 Marathon 100/90H-19 $97 exact ME-880 Marathon 170/80HB15 $148 exact


Front size MAW match Rear size MAW match
Commander 100/90H-19 $96 exact
Macadam 50 100/90V-19 $101 exact
Tarmac 170/80H-15 exact
Tarmac (old) 100/90H-19 $62 exact Tarmac (old) 170/80H-15 $130 exact


Front size MAW match Rear size MAW match
Match MT09 100/90V-19 $96 exact
Route 66 MT66F 100/90H-19 $74 exact Route 66 MT66 170/80H-15 $115 exact
Strada MT69E 100/90H-19 exact


Exact Precisely matches original spec
Excellent Precisely matches a recommended alternate
Good An exact or alternate in a different sizing system
Short Exact or excellent width, lower profile.  Consider these both ends to lower the bike
Soft Similar diameter by using a taller profile and narrower width; used on the rear only
Tall Taller profile, stock width; similar in effect to "soft", but for the front only
Wide Same profile, wider tyre.  This MAY NOT FIT your rim.  BE CAREFUL!!!