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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-21-2009, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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R312 Rear Tire

Has anyone used a 190/50 rear tire instead of the stock 190/55?

If so, what are the pros and cons?




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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-21-2009, 08:19 PM
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I've used both on a 312R. I would say go for the 190/50/17.
Just my opinion but the bike just seems to turn in a little better so +1 for the 50.
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doesn't make much difference at all, you just get better tyre options going with 190/50/17
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-22-2009, 06:20 AM
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I when from 190x50 to 190x55 rear and I prefer the 190 x 55.

Pros of 190 x 55
- bike turns in quicker due to higher rear height.
- additional more grip at full lean, so I can be earlier on the throttle.
- higher top speed
- bike will have even more lean angle

cons of 190 x 55
- a little more expensive to purchase
- heavier tyre
- speedo will be slightly out
- similar feeling of removing one tooth at the rear sprocket

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