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pbrown 25-Feb-2011 06:48 PM

200 on 1098?
Has anyone tried fitting a 200 section onto the 1098 standard wheels? Will they fit on the bike with a hugger & any idea how they might affect the handling?

hawkati 04-Mar-2011 10:31 AM

I have honestly no idea what width the 1098 rear wheel is, but last year i popped a 200/55 D211gp on my 996. It rasied the rear by a significant amount - enough to make the bike turn in quicker, but the tyre was curved over too much, enough to ensure that i couldn't possibly get to the edge of the tread even on trackdays.
I'd suspect as a result the contact patch was slightly smaller but the tyre gripped so well that i'd not had any slides at all in the dry.

I'd not fit that size again - i've used 190/55's in the past and they seem ideal...but last year a set of scrubs - two rears and one front from t'bay for 47 was impossible to resist!

pbrown 07-Mar-2011 04:23 PM

You've answered my main concern on whether they would foul the swing arm. I believe the 996 had 5.5" rims & the 1098 has 6" rim so the tyre should fit better.

hawkati 17-Mar-2011 03:46 PM

think it's the same - i had a 6" marchesini rear....

pbrown 17-Mar-2011 04:34 PM

The RSV4 special runs a 200/55 on a 6" rim with the option of dropping to a 190. So the 6" rim must be OK.

I never get to the edge of my tyres anyway & was only looking at 200/55 because these are expected to be the main size of scrubs this year. I'll buy one and see how it works for me.

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