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Old 05-06-2006, 10:25 AM   #1
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180 vs. 190

is there really a big difference in cornering?
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what kind of bike is it going on?
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well the closer the front and rear tires are in size the better the handleing
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Depends on the bike you will end up shredding a 190 if it orginally came with the 180. Can be an expensive proposition.
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If the bike was designed for a 180, it will steer slower by going to a 190. It will also be a bit less stable because you are stretching a larger tire on a smaller rim. If your bike came with a 190, it was by design and will give you a bigger footprint for more traction if you are on a high horse power bike such as a liter bike. If that is the case, try a 190/55 if you want faster turn in or just go with some DOT race tires. The have a more crowned profile for faster turn in and a larger contact patch!!!
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What bike do you have?
The 180 will typically corner better because of the taller aspect ratio / more rounded profile, so your turn in is more linear.
It typically will also raise your rear ride height, decreasing your rake, making the bike steer faster.
That being said, whether I'd recommend a 180 in place of a 190 would depend on what bike you have, how it's set up etc.

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it's an 02 gsxr 750
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I would definitely stay with the 180 then.
Your bike came with a 5.5" rear wheel and was designed for a 180.
At the higher WERA and AMA levels we've been installing a 190/60 series tire which is HUGE / TALL, but for most people the 180/55 set up is best. Installing a 190/50 will slow the bike down both turning wise as well as accleration.

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thank you very much guys i guess i will wait untill this brand new 190 goes out and i will replace it with a 180
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