They are track pressures though pal- far too low for the road.I had my suspension set up and the guy dropped pressure to 31F and 29R I was dubious but once I took bike out I could notice the difference so have modified it and am happy with it, as was said above a lot of it is in your head, hence we all use diff tyres etc, lots of people rave about Pirelli's but I hate them, again it's down to what makes us feel comfortable to ride how we like to ride.
exactly i totally agree,and some tyres are built to run really low pressures and others not, 50psi in mine , and i reckon not even the traction control would stop them spinning out of control . I like to do a session and look at the tyre , it's easy to see if the are tearing or wearing badly , the previous bike had dunlops i was getting 900 track k's out of them they wore beautifully at 18 psi, just not designed to last any longer than that distance , harder riders only getting 300 to 400 k's from them . The tyre the GSXS came with lasted 3000 track k's , fantastic, but every one bar me seems to hate them...36/38 for me , might be a little lower in summer, on track 32/30 in the cold. In summer 30/28.
Seems just the opposite to the chap above. The problem with low pressures on road tyres is that the tyre will deform too much ( and will give even less of a contact patch ) and on the road, even with low pressures the tyres won't heat up enough to need low pressures. And then you get cold tearing etc- pretty horrid.
Bit different at the other side of the world, where the temp will always be higher than in blighty.
I know someone who won a club race on 50 psi tyres when he could ride, bit didn't know anything. It's all in your heads guys!!