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What sizes of rear tyre are you running, is the standard 190/55 worth changing or sticking with.

I need to buy a set as the previous owner of my bike had polished the treads where his chicken strips were, yes, polished as a result the tyres are ruined.

So to be on the safe side i am gonna replace them, therefore the reason for my asking

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I have been riding 190/50's, but i picked up a set of 190/55's for the track this year. I would be curious what people would list as the first difference i would notice from switching from 50 to 55's.

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probably.

What sizes of rear tyre are you running, is the standard 190/55 worth changing or sticking with.

I need to buy a set as the previous owner of my bike had polished the treads where his chicken strips were, yes, polished as a result the tyres are ruined.

So to be on the safe side i am gonna replace them, therefore the reason for my asking
That has to be the strangest thing I have ever heard...

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That has to be the strangest thing I have ever heard...
Bizarre eh!!

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probably.

What sizes of rear tyre are you running, is the standard 190/55 worth changing or sticking with.

I need to buy a set as the previous owner of my bike had polished the treads where his chicken strips were, yes, polished as a result the tyres are ruined.

So to be on the safe side i am gonna replace them, therefore the reason for my asking
Try a 180/55 it transformed the turn in and feel on mine. As a fella that does trackdays you should know.

I used to track an Aprilla & always run 180 rears. Never had any grip issues. I have hammered my MV a few times round cadwell park & spent more time putting bits back on that have fallen off than worrying about the tyres! lol.
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For a 1000? 190/55
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Try a 180/55 it transformed the turn in and feel on mine. As a fella that does trackdays you should know.

I used to track an Aprilla & always run 180 rears. Never had any grip issues. I have hammered my MV a few times round cadwell park & spent more time putting bits back on that have fallen off than worrying about the tyres! lol.
Always ran 180's for that reason on track and road, i did contemplate it for the MV but wanted some feedback on tyre sizes before i make a decision, don't like the sound of the bits falling off though

Bike is a F41000s which i forgot to mention

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Sorry but what do you mean by "polished"??? How would you get a mirror finish out of rubber or Im I missing something. Thanks
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He had used like a beeswax polish on them.

Frenaugo, not doubting the standard size, just interested to hear what MV owners are using and why

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190/55 is supposed to have a profile and turn in characteristics more like that of a 180. I run 190/55 on all my bikes and love them more than 190/50's and I have run both on the street and track.

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