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Old 07-29-2011, 10:29 AM   #1
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60 is shorter, lowers the front, quickens the steering, and has less rubber on the road.
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How does it have less rubber on the road? I thought it was a shorter side wall
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ok i bought a michelin pilot road for rear, right size 180/55/17

front tire that matches there is only the 60 available

so a michelin pilot road 2 for the front can be compatible? 120/70/17?
It's probably ok but I'd rather have the Road 2 on the rear and the Road on the front. If I'm not mistaken the Road 2 is a harder compound. And yea, I know you can't swap them front to back and back to front
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How does it have less rubber on the road? I thought it was a shorter side wall
Should be the same, but all the 60's I've looked at are narrower as well.
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Case in point
120/60 on the green bike, 120/70 on mine in the back

I was looking at it, and it was barely wider than the rim.. just looks tiny
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I think the width is the 120. Side wall is the 60 or 70. 17 is rim size. So the tire width is the same.
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I think the width is the 120. Side wall is the 60 or 70. 17 is rim size. So the tire width is the same.
Just because the tag says 120 doesn't mean it's really 120mm wide. I've dealt with this alot with rear tires on the motard. I've had 160/60/17 rears range anywhere from 159mm to 171mm. The Q2 120/70 I had measured 1.5mm wider than the 120/70 pilot power 2ct.
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there's really only one way to know if a 120/60 and 120/70 of the same brand and model tires are the same width, measure them!
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to my understanding...

2nd number is the sidewall, yes, (percentage of the width that it is tall) but i believe it is measured from the begining of the sidewall up to the tallest point of the center of the tire. so if the number is lower they are (often) a "flatter" round shape, where if the number is higher, it can be a pointier round shape. this can really vary from brand to brand, and model to model. pilot powers always have a really pointy profile. but go with what Mr F. said. can basicly be all over the place.
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