Back on the old tyres theme again. The 750 F4 has the option of having a 180 or 190 rear hoop. As far as I know, the 1000 has just the 190 section rear. Anyone tried a 180 on the thou?
JamesC said:Only the SPR and Senna got a 180 that I know of. All normal 750's were also delivered with 190's. Just an FYI aside.
Given my exposure to riding a Tamburini and a normal 1000 several times I'd say it could benefit from a 180 to match my particular style and preference. Very stable but I prefer reaching where I want to be on the tire sooner.
Yes the 190 / 55 profile does make a huge difference as you can lean it over much further. You can only buy the 190 / 55 in track tyres such as supecorsa etc. Road tyres are 190 / 50. The supercorsas are awesome on the track and warm sticky southern french roads though I wouldn't want to push them on British roads except maybe on the very hottest summer daysjohn said:Sounds good JSM, I'm a fan of the Michelin Pilot Powers myself. Does the 55 ratio rear really make that much difference compared to a 50?
Will do Simon. But Michelin doesn't do 190x55. I have also asked him about the Dun Qual's, and his response was "I'm anxious to get my hands on them for testing". They do a pretty thorough testing... :conveyer:Rockethouse said:kamran, can you ask this rep what he thinks about the 190/55 next time you see him?
Cheers kamran,kamranmarashi said:Will do Simon. But Michelin doesn't do 190x55. I have also asked him about the Dun Qual's, and his response was "I'm anxious to get my hands on them for testing". They do a pretty thorough testing...
Yes, I noticed that too Simon (only for the upcoming 2CT though). They rate the Power 2CT's better than the Pilot Powers (for track). I guess that's due to the 20% softer side walls. Not sure what soon means???Rockethouse said:I just noticed that the new Senna is coming out with a 190/55, it looks like a Pirelli Dragon.
I just checked the Michelin website and it has the 190/55 listed as coming soon. :smoking: