Get with the dampened front sprocket, same price so why not...I didn't think it would matter but it does....I also went Vortex 46 on the rear.
I went 16/46 with a 200/55 and think it's a very good combo...most go with the 190, I like the wider 200 tire myself...the 55 is taller and will turn in quicker and feel more responsive to steering inputs.
16/46 with 190/55 here. I think it's perfect. Not ideal for a long highway ride, but I try to avoid that anyway. First gear is hilarious. 190/55 is a superior tire size. 190/50 is becoming very uncommon. Most new 1000cc sportbikes come with a 190/55.
I got the 190/55 and 16T at the same time, the 16T on its own makes up for the taller tire, plus a little more. Then added the 46T, which was just right. And that also shortened up the wheelbase where it needs to be.
My 2018 actually had an undampened front sprocket which I though was strange. I got the undampened 16T Vortex. If I convert to .520 in the future I might try a dampened sprocket.
Uh oh....the gearing monsters out there!! I’m running pretty much stock gearing except I went up a tooth in the rear due to running 190/55 tire. Call me crazy but I love the stock gearing. I thought I’d want to change it by now (I’ve owned the bike for 5 months) but I can’t see why. I do clutch ups in 1st and second gear no problemo although I prefer 1st and once it’s up I can shift to 2nd. This bike is not a wheelie mobile like my last bike (Tuono 1000r V2) but it’ll do em if you know how. Plus the distance to get to the twisties I can’t have my bike buzzing like a buzz saw. It rips down low yet cruises nice on the freeway. I’ve got a 2017 all stock except Schnitz flash. Good luck chasing the gearing monster!