Tyre Speed Markings

Tire markings

All tyres come with a speed markings to enable you to select the best tyre for your vehicle. Below we have created a table of all the common markings found on tyres

Tyre MarkingTyre Characteristics
Speed Symbol NFor vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 140 Kmh (88 Mph)
Speed Symbol PFor vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 150 Km/h (94 Mph)
Speed Symbol QFor vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 160 Km/h (100 Mph)
Speed Symbol RFor vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 170 Km/h (106 Mph)
Speed Symbol SFor vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 180 Km/h (113 Mph)
Speed Symbol TFor vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 190 Km/h (119 Mph)
Speed Symbol UFor vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 200 Km/h (125 Mph)
Speed Symbol HFor vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 210 Km/h (130 Mph)
Speed Symbol VFor vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 240 Km/h (149 Mph)
(e.g. 225.55 R 15 91V)
Speed Symbol WFor vehicles having speed capability not exceeding 270 Km/h (167 Mph)
(e.g. 225.60 R 15 96W)
Speed Symbol YFor vehicles having speed capability not exceeding 300 Km/h (186 Mph)
(e.g. 275.40 R 18 94Y)
Speed Category VRFor vehicles having speed capability over 210 Km/h (130 Mph)
(e.g. 195.50 VR 15)
Speed Category ZRFor vehicles with a speed capability over 240 Km/h (149 Mph)
(e.g. 205.40 ZR 17)
ZR+ Speed Symbol
W
Tyres marked with both designations for vehicles with speed capability over 240 Km/h but not exceeding 270 Km/h
ZR+ Speed Symbol
Y
Tyres marked with both designations for vehicles with speed capability over 240 Km/h but not exceeding 300 Km/h