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Why is there a 180 Rather than 190 on the 1000rr? x

Just curious why Honda went with 180 rear tire width instead of the 190 selected by the R1 and 10r?

Any ideas?
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Re: Why is there a 180 Rather than 190 on the 1000rr? x

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Just curious why Honda went with 180 rear tire width instead of the 190 selected by the R1 and 10r?

Any ideas?

As far as I know they come with the 190, so I guess I don't understand where you got tthat from .

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Re: Why is there a 180 Rather than 190 on the 1000rr? x

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As far as I know they come with the 190, so I guess I don't understand where you got tthat from .

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I just checked the spec sheet on the Honda website and you are correct--190!

One of the recent comparos--the Sportrider I think--listed the Honda as having a 180 on the rear. I will check my garage tonight to see what came on the bike, but I expect a 190 (my bike came with the Bridgestones).
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Re: Why is there a 180 Rather than 190 on the 1000rr? x

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I just checked the spec sheet on the Honda website and you are correct--190!

One of the recent comparos--the Sportrider I think--listed the Honda as having a 180 on the rear. I will check my garage tonight to see what came on the bike, but I expect a 190 (my bike came with the Bridgestones).
Mine has a bridgestone B014 190 X 50

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Re: Why is there a 180 Rather than 190 on the 1000rr? x

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Mine has a bridgestone B014 190 X 50

Next week its getting 195X70 slicks and 3 days at Laguna
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Re: Why is there a 180 Rather than 190 on the 1000rr? x

Why not a 180? It seems that it suits bikes better than the 190, helping it transition from side to side easier and it's cheeper, and lighter.
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Re: Why is there a 180 Rather than 190 on the 1000rr? x

Yeah, i also mentioned that on another thread. I guess sport rider made a typo. along with calling 190/55 a common size.
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