Moto GP Racer
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
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I love these debates and people talking about how the bike turned faster or slower with this tire or that tire, on the STREET! LMAO
C'mon... unless you're SERIOUSLY riding the bike to the point where you've recorded you geometry, tire pressures, etc... so that you could compare the changes.
Changing rear tires even in the same size but in different model tires will alter the handling of the machine. You're talking about ride height changes, carcass changes, compound changes, etc... all of which affect the handling of the machine.
The US slick for example comes in a 200/55 and is 657mm in diameter. And works both on the 6" rim AND 5.5" rim, per Dunlops specifications.
Lets give an example as to why you need to know this info before trying to compare 2 different tires.
The Dunlop tire we use for Daytona is a 195/65 and is 656mm while Dunlop also make a 190/60 that is 657mm, which is taller than the tire with a higher size listing.
Dunlop has a BTQ02 that is a 190/55 that is 649mm and a 330235 in a 190/55 that is 647mm. Both the same size listing.
If you want to make a comparison between tires, make sure it's a real comparison.
Ride height, pressure and carcass are going to have a greater affect on the turn in than the width of the tire. And if you changed the front too, well... forget it! lol