mefistofeles said:I JUST PUT ON MY 2002 R1 A REAR TIRE DUNLOP 200X50-17 IT FIT PERFECT,ALSO YOU CAN FEEL THE DIFERENCE WHEN YOU RIDE,THE CURVES ARE FUNNY,
You will love the 180bizzle said:whats the stock tire size in the rear for an 01 R1? I bought my bike used and it has 190/50 on it....bout time to replace tires so i am wondering which size (190 or 180) is better for street riding (no tracking) and semi-aggressive cornering.
What are the "feel" differences?
I don't know of too many people using a 120/60F on an R1 but its not to say ya can't, however the 120/70 gives a bit more compliance with a bit larger contact patch.bizzle said:also....forgive me if this is a dumb question....but yamaha made the R1 stock with 190/50 tires...didnt they do that for a good reason? smaller tires for better turning is great...but it must affect other aspects of the bike...its like buying a corvette that comes with beefy tires and mounting some skinnier ones on it....??