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Offline Vengeance

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Ok here is the question guys

I would like to hear from anyone who has had real world experience of fitting & running a size 200/55 rear tyre to an S1000XR for either track day or even every day riding.

it would be interesting to hear from any owners personal experiences running this size rear tyre. :084:

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Re: QUESTION >>>>> Can you run a 200/55 on the rear on an S1000XR
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2018, 09:54:05 AM »
I would like to hear from anyone who has had real world experience of fitting & running a size 200/55 rear tyre to an S1000XR for either track day or even every day riding.

Someone did:

https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php/topic,841.msg5621.html#msg5621

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Re: QUESTION >>>>> Can you run a 200/55 on the rear on an S1000XR
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 04:03:46 PM »
So did anyone else try using a 200 rear tire?

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Re: QUESTION >>>>> Can you run a 200/55 on the rear on an S1000XR
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 09:56:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by SwiftTone [+]
So did anyone else try using a 200 rear tire?

I had a 200/55 Michelin RS on mine a couple of years ago...mainly because the 190 wasn't locally available at the time....to be honest, it made little to no difference and possibly a bit slower on the turn in.
The RR has a 200 as standard on the same width rim.

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« Last Edit: August 01, 2020, 09:59:24 PM by smithy »
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Re: QUESTION >>>>> Can you run a 200/55 on the rear on an S1000XR
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2020, 12:13:24 PM »
It’s just wider not taller. Personally I’d try a 200/60 if I were to go bigger. But that’s just me.

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Re: QUESTION >>>>> Can you run a 200/55 on the rear on an S1000XR
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2020, 02:36:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by Cheifbeerdrinker [+]
It’s just wider not taller. Personally I’d try a 200/60 if I were to go bigger. But that’s just me.

It will be taller as the profile is a % of the width so same profile wider tyre will be higher.


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Re: QUESTION >>>>> Can you run a 200/55 on the rear on an S1000XR
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2020, 05:16:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by bazzer [+]
It will be taller as the profile is a % of the width so same profile wider tyre will be higher.

I thought that, but 60 profile would certainly cause a change in the right direction for lengthening the gearing (like smaller rear sprocket)?


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Re: QUESTION >>>>> Can you run a 200/55 on the rear on an S1000XR
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2020, 08:36:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
I thought that, but 60 profile would certainly cause a change in the right direction for lengthening the gearing (like smaller rear sprocket)?

Truth be known, there's little to no difference between a 190/55 and the 200/55, it's just 5mm per side and a tad taller in radius, hold your thumb and forefinger 5mm apart.

Also, I found the Michelin 200/55 RS I had was just 1.5mm wider than the 190/55 Metzeler M9RR I bought a few months ago....so, it also depends on the brand of tyre as well as the numbers on the side.

Unless you're a top class rider... or racing, it will make very little difference to the average road rider......personally, I'm not good enough to be able to tell the difference. :034:

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Re: QUESTION >>>>> Can you run a 200/55 on the rear on an S1000XR
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2020, 10:53:11 PM »
Wow!   Only when I held my thumb and forefinger 5mm apart - did I realise what 5mm was like!

Previously - I imagined it was like 4mm, but a little bit bigger!  :745:

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Re: QUESTION >>>>> Can you run a 200/55 on the rear on an S1000XR
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2020, 12:02:33 AM »
*Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
Wow!   Only when I held my thumb and forefinger 5mm apart - did I realise what 5mm was like!

Previously - I imagined it was like 4mm, but a little bit bigger!  :745:  :028: :015:

Me too.....then I thought it was closer to 5/32" or 3/16".. :038:

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