Since 190s are now mostly 55, including ours, going down to a 180/55 would slightly lower the bike at the rear, which is not great for sporty riding, since you want more weight at the front, especially with a somewhat relaxed riding position. May I ask why you're considering switching to a 180? When 190s were 50s, 180/55s could be more desirable, but I don't see that with 190/55s. This is the first time I hear somebody wanting to do the change. Before, everybody wanted to change to a 180/55, but when tire manufacturers came up with 190/55, I never heard of that again.
There's really no advantage anymore. On the contrary; with a 190 now 55, you actually have more rubber on the road at all times, including extreme lean angles, so now 180 folks want to switch to 190. Ha ha. The caveat is in order to maximize the benefits of a 190/55 tire, you absolutely need a 6.00" wheel. Switching from 180/55 to 190/55 on a 5.5" wheel is a mistake. And the same would be true moving from a 190 to 180 on a 6" wheel. You could, but stretching a 180 on a 6" wheel wouldn't have any benefits either. Bottom line is unless you were also considering replacing the wheel, stay with the 190 brother. The only difference is a few bucks more, if at all. Take care.
tupphead: Jesus I'll get it right eventually BSD Performance
Jan 18, 2019 11:14:35 GMT -7
tupphead: I meant BAD Performance in Peterborough which is closer forme
Jan 18, 2019 11:10:49 GMT -7
tupphead: Thanks for the link exuptoy It's a good vid, but Bristol is a bit of a treck for me.
Jan 18, 2019 11:07:49 GMT -7
joeysako: Hey guys! I bought my '17 FZ-10 a little over a week ago. Brand new with "0" miles. I am coming from an 09 R1 and I still ride an 07 Warrior. I do love my Yamahas First upgrade will be a 2wheeldyno ECU flash and not sure which pipe....
Jan 17, 2019 5:11:51 GMT -7
miel12: Hello guys gonna get the mt10 soon . Just dropped by to say hello and join the community
Dec 9, 2018 14:04:22 GMT -7
isaac: New member, new listing... PM or view my latest post in the sale thread for details
Nov 24, 2018 20:22:57 GMT -7
exuptoy: 600 mile service now done woohoo
Nov 14, 2018 6:27:13 GMT -7
squid4life: Dammit....just the story of my life....always Late..
Nov 9, 2018 15:59:57 GMT -7
squid4life: Do you still have the bottom piece(the one that covers the key hole)? Also i will like the plate light...if so lmk..
Nov 9, 2018 15:57:25 GMT -7
squid4life: Are you still selling the bike?
Nov 3, 2018 3:06:18 GMT -7
dharma54: Greetings to all, hope everyone is healthy and happy !
Nov 2, 2018 13:00:59 GMT -7
exuptoy: Hi guys, newbie here from the uk. Just felt I had to register as I have today fitted the Leo to my 2018 10. Awesome sound on it but still a little loud with my Scorpion RP1-GP. Hope you guys like it.
Oct 29, 2018 12:27:57 GMT -7