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Old 12th April 2018, 08:55 PM
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So I've noticed that r1m, Rsv4 and 1299 and v4 panigale now all come with 200 rear tyre stock. I have a gsxr 1000 and it comes with 190/50 stock, the rim size on the bikes listed is the same as the gsxr which is 6''. Could say these bikes make more power but the new r1 comes with 190 while the r1m comes with 200 and it has the same engine. Anyway, did anyone put a 200 rear and notice any difference and is it worth it?
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Old 12th April 2018, 08:59 PM
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Why do you want to go wider... Are you not getting enough traction on the 190?

I've dropped from 190 to 180 on a busa and still had plenty of traction.

Or do you need more tread than normal people because you ride your bike all year?
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Old 12th April 2018, 09:01 PM
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Because it looks cooler. I spend more time looking at it and admiring it rather than riding it.
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Old 12th April 2018, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Gixxer
Why do you want to go wider... Are you not getting enough traction on the 190?

I've dropped from 190 to 180 on a busa and still had plenty of traction.

Or do you need more tread than normal people because you ride your bike all year?
That's a bad idea, 180 tyre is not meant to fit on a 6'' rim which is on a hayabusa so you're stretching the tyre and compromising the handling characteristics. The recommend tyre is either 190 or 200 for a 6'' rim
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Old 12th April 2018, 09:14 PM
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S1000rr is spec'd for 190 OR 200....it depends what suits you better depending on track or road use. But I don't suppose it makes much of a difference anyway
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Old 12th April 2018, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by generalisimo muldoon
You really are a glutton for punishment.

Very true
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Old 12th April 2018, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by generalisimo muldoon
And I mean that in the nicest possible way. illigitimi non carborundum as my old latin teacher used to say.
A Latin teacher who doesn't know a noun from a gerundive.

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Old 12th April 2018, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Gixxer
A Latin teacher who doesn't know a noun from a gerundive.
And couldn't spell illegitimi even if he could use it correctly
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Old 12th April 2018, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Mrhuth
Because it looks cooler. I spend more time looking at it and admiring it rather than riding it.
A puny 200 rear ?? Pfft, go big or go home lad..

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Old 13th April 2018, 09:38 PM
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A puny 200 rear ?? Pfft, go big or go home lad..

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Old 13th April 2018, 10:03 PM
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To paraphrase Full Metal J acket -
This is my penis, this is my tyre,
this is for riding, this is for ....duhhh????
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Old 14th April 2018, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Mrhuth
Because it looks cooler. I spend more time looking at it and admiring it rather than riding it.
Agh ffs, if you enjoy looking at rubber that much, get yourself down The George, and it's free to look there too so you'll be quids in.......
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