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2018 Dragster Rear Tyres

Just renewed the tyres with a 200/55 Michelin RS rear and what a difference to the handling, cornering is a far more responsive and easier

What is interesting is the accuracy of the speedo in comparison with the GPS on TomTom, original tyre the speedo was indicating 75mph and GPS 70mph, with the new profile tyre the reading is 72mph and GPS 70mph.

Only downside is that the bike is slightly higher and now on tiptoes when stationary
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Well, yes, raising the rear would sharpen up the steering.


On my Dragster RC, the speedo is within 1 mph of the GPS with the stock size.
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Well, yes, raising the rear would sharpen up the steering.


On my Dragster RC, the speedo is within 1 mph of the GPS with the stock size.
What rear tyre size are you running?
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What rear tyre size are you running?


200/50/17


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@Bruce Taylor:

By going to a 200/55 tyre from a stock 200/50 tyre, you have raised the rear of your bike by 10mm (~1/2 inch). This reduces rake and sharpens steering.

Also by going to the 200/55 the tyre diameter is increased; hence the change in speedo error.

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Interesting thanks for the info
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The 55s definitely make the Dragsters more fun.

Tyres on Dragster RR then RC:
I found the Metzeler Sportec M7 RR 190/55 R17 really nice for road use. the 200s do have the 'look at my wheel factor', but cornering is much more responsive with the 190.
Road Camber on Front: The Metzeler fronts eventually start chewing away with the road camber and when this starts, you don't have long to get a new tyre.

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I've gone french this winter, and put on some Michelin Road 5 190 55s, and liking these equally as much so far. These are a more round shape tyre than the Pirellis, just like the M7s.

I believe we could see more Kms on the Road5 tyres than the Metzelwhores. Both will last longer than the Pirelli's.

Rear kms for me:
Pirelli = 4000kms.
Metz = 6000kms

Next summer, I'm going to go sticky. Any recommendations? (For Road Use.)

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My next set for dragster is the Bridgestone S21. I like the tire and switched all my bikes to it. There is a new S22 series that just came out. Also Dunlop Q4 but I have no experience with that one. If you like pirelli the super corse SP’s are great but won’t very last long.

https://www.bridgestone.com/products.../detail/pr138/
https://www.dunlopmotorcycletires.co...e/sportmax-q4/


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