As long as the size dimensions are correct, and the load/speed ratings equal or higher, I should be able to have the tire mounted, correct? *Motorcycle tire = Yes
Am I better off going with a bias ply with a higher load limit. *You might even go with a lower load limit, but then would need to pay more attention to your load. If you plan a lot of large loads a higher load limit would be in order, keeping in mind that load limitations apply in part to the rest of the motorcycle (suspension, front tire, etc.) as well.
You can also buy a tire that will work just fine that is the same, as far as rim size fit, but different diameter and width. Check the difference here - https://tiresize.com/comparison/
. Be sure the tire will fit under the fender w/o rubbing.
DennisKirk, which seems to have forgotten about Victorys, has Tech folks who can tell if the tire will fit or not. # = 320.358.1914. Their tire prices are competitive and I have had good luck with their service and products.
Some tire data below.
Front Tires Rear Tires
metric alpha inch metric alpha inch
80/90 MH90 2.50/2.75 110/90 MP85 4.00/4.75
90/90 MJ90 2.75/3.00 120/90 MR90 4.50/4.75
100/90 MM90 3.25/3.50 130/80 5.00/5.10
120/80 4.25/4.50 140/80 5.50/6.00
120/90 MR90 4.25/4.50 140/90 MU90 5.50/6.00
130/90 MT90 5.00/5.10 150/80 MV85 6.00/6.25
150/90 MV85 6.00/6.25
Motorcycle Speed Ratings
J Type 62
H Type 130
N Type 87
P Type 94
Do you really plan on going over 130mph? If so, buy accordingly.
I Like the Dunlop Elite IV. If you are buying the Shinko 777 get the Shinko 77HD. Same tread design but more depth to the tread.
Ride safe and enjoy.