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180 vs 190 rear

so, the 1000 uses a 190/50 rear, and the 750 has a 180/55.

but both bikes have a 6.0" rear rim (width).

i probably will end up putting a 180/55 on the rear, since i've got a lot of those in my garage - track day take off's. plus i REALLY REALLY like the 180 that i use (bridgestone bt002).

anyone have any experience with the 180/55 compared to a 190/50? what brand of tire did you have? how did it feel?

alex

just checked on the bridgestone site - they have a 190/55 - maybe that's the best of both? a big contact patch a full lean, with better turn-in....

opinions welcome!

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i've bought my Brutale with a 180 on it and was thinking about switching to a 190... opinions welcome !
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so, the 1000 uses a 190/50 rear, and the 750 has a 180/55.

but both bikes have a 6.0" rear rim (width).

i probably will end up putting a 180/55 on the rear, since i've got a lot of those in my garage - track day take off's. plus i REALLY REALLY like the 180 that i use (bridgestone bt002).

anyone have any experience with the 180/55 compared to a 190/50? what brand of tire did you have? how did it feel?

alex

just checked on the bridgestone site - they have a 190/55 - maybe that's the best of both? a big contact patch a full lean, with better turn-in....

opinions welcome!
This discussion always pops it's head up every couple of months or so...nearly as much as the 65 versus 70 profile front discussion

Original 750's came with a 190.............SPR's went to a 180.
New Diablo Corsas work well, especially 180 on 750's
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190's have a flatter shape. 180's have a more triangular shape to them.

190's: are good and stable for riding in straight line and/or drag racing.
180's: are the way to go for cornering, as the peaky (triangular) shape allows the bike to tip into the corner easier.

Talking to our local Michelin rep, who is at all races and track meets, and his shop has a strong local race team told me that they will NOT sell 190's to anyone interested in performance riding, end of story.

I have 180's on my Duc and 190's on my MV. I feel more confident cornering with my Duc with the 180's.
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I run a 180/55 Diablo rear and a 120/70 Diablo front, i'd say it's better through the twisties with those fitments.
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since most things come down to preference, it seems you would have to buy both and then during a track session or something swap. then you would have a level playing field for which you like better.
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all good points.

i think i'll get a 190/55 - which, as i understand it, has the profile of the 180/55 (lots of contact for cornering), but the width of the 190/50. kind of a best of both worlds.

only problem is that the 190/55 is huge, so i'll have to take some ride height out of the rear to get the suspension back to normal.

the great thing is that rear suspenion height is adjustable on this bike! the only way i ever got that on my other rides was with and after-market shock.

god, i love this thing.

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all good points.

i think i'll get a 190/55 - which, as i understand it, has the profile of the 180/55 (lots of contact for cornering), but the width of the 190/50. kind of a best of both worlds.

only problem is that the 190/55 is huge, so i'll have to take some ride height out of the rear to get the suspension back to normal.

the great thing is that rear suspenion height is adjustable on this bike! the only way i ever got that on my other rides was with and after-market shock.

god, i love this thing.

alex
If you switch to a 190/55, don't forget to change your sprocket (transmission ratio will change with such a tire) and your suspension settings (the rear part of your bike will go up).
After the original Pirelli Dragon Corsa 180/55 I switched to a D208RR, this one's really better than the Pirelli.
For me 180 is the best size (bigger isn't always better ) for riding 190 will look better...
Anyway don't forget to check the real width of the tires, a Dunlop 180 is almost as large as a Pirelli 190.
Have a good ride!
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