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Good Day to ALL!!!
I urgently need to know if a 200 rear tyre will fit on my bike???? I currently have a 190 rear but would like to put on a 200.... could you please get back to me regarding this as soon as possible!!!!
 

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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,
 

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DONT DO IT!!!!!
 

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Yup don't do it. First of all it's simply "Poseriffic" and secondly if you thought your R1 wallowed into turns with a 190/50 wait till you feel it with a200 on back , it'll feel like your cow tippin. Go with a 180/55 and you'll immediately feel the difference and it'll raise the rear end a little.
 

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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,

Post a pic!!! I would never do it because of handling but i bet it looks cool:thumbup
 

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02R1guy said:
200 bad

190 good

180 better

190/55 bester :crash


Yeah buddy, that 190/55 is the sheezy. Too bad they're so hard to get.
 

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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?
 

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I've seen a photograph of a Busa with an aftermarket swingarm and 250 (Avon I think) planted on it. Looks good from the back, not sure how it would handle through a corner though....:scared
 

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The 200 felt more stable for around toen and on the highway but sucked everywhere else. It's also 1 lb heavier than the 190. Also the 180 is 1 lb lighter than the 190. So with the 180 having a slightly sharper profile, lighter and raising the rear end you steering is much quicker.
 

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mgraham224 said:
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Just went from 190 to 180, man what a differance:rock
 

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bizzle 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?
You will love the 180
 

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do I have to get 120/70 in the front if i get the 180/55 in the rear....right now i have 120/60 in the front cause i have a 190/50 rear
 

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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....??
 

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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....??
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.

The 190/50 according to some has the feeling of more high speed stability and perhaps a bit larger contact patch as well but at the sacrifice of flickability from side to side.

BD
 

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I know it doesn't relate to R1 guys, but I found this picture I was talking about before.
Looks wicked though.....
Cheers Warp



 

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I think due to the profile the 180 has a larger contact patch at lean.

I think the 190 is marketing, purely cosmetic. It does look better than a 180.
 
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