What is the best size to run on our bike . I've got road 5s on my other Suzuki rf900 and love them . Iv heard you can run 200 size on our bike too . Any help appreciated .👍
I'm not aware of any 195/55 motorcycle tire..It depends on the make in regard to running a 200 wide tyre. I'd suggest a 195/55 as it is the best size tyre for our rear rim and offers the largest footprint when leant over on the side of the tyre. I use Michelin Power RS on my bike after trying various tyres on track and the Michelin was what I found to be the best of what is available.
Agree with Robieben. 195/55. Handle much better than the 190's in my opinion. I've been using Avon Tires. They wear like iron and handle great also. Just put on a set of Avon Spirit ST's on and really impressed. I had a set of Avon Storm 3D's on a yamaha MT-09 I sold last year with 10k miles on the tires and they looked almost new. I'm a pretty aggressive rider also. Enjoy!
Can you guys tell me where I can get this size tire?? Is it a custom size or something from Michelin?? All I can find is a 190/55-17??It depends on the make in regard to running a 200 wide tyre. I'd suggest a 195/55 as it is the best size tyre for our rear rim and offers the largest footprint when leant over on the side of the tyre. I use Michelin Power RS on my bike after trying various tyres on track and the Michelin was what I found to be the best of what is available.
That's a loaded question. There are a lot of experienced riders that swear by different tires, and it depends on what you want out of a tire. There are also a lot of good tire choices out there. Pirelli, Michelin, Dunlop, to name a few. Do you ride in the rain? Do you do the track? Do you want long tread life? Those might be different tires.
For me (commuter and occasional weekend mountain twisties), the stock tires are meh, I put on some new Mich R5s at 6K something and the R5s are whole different level. They handle and stick way better than stock. I ridden them in the wet and they were great too. I don't know how long they will last, but the internet says they will go lot's of miles, (so it must be true).
Well, I got pretty good miles out of the stock tires, but I'm pretty light and do a lot of commuting, and the miles I got after 3500 or so, well... I think I would have been better off replacing them sooner.
I've never done over 140 for more than a brief stint (at 146, even the mild undulations in the terrain become speed bumps). That's my max and even though on my commute, I can usually goose it to > 100, I don't sustain that.
(I'm a puss).