I try to run matching sets of tires, I am running the same up front. 190 because I don't really need a 200, there are more available, and also most of my local dealers (I buy them at my local Kawi shop) do not stock 200's as most bikes come with 190s or smaller.yea thats what i have been thinking all along. I had a 929RR Fireblade and that was for dragging knee and elbow over red and white parts of a track which isnt what a 12R is meant to do anyway.
do you have or heard any opinions on the rest of the shinko line up? I am mostly worried about center tire wear being a drag racer. anyways, I was looking at pure value which is why i almost bought the 009 but you say it has a not so round profile. theres the 010 the 012 verge 005 Shinko etc etc they are all available in the 200 50 or 55 series which i might do because of the prices are so low less than 110 bucks.
But i found a Bridgestone Battlax S20 Hypersport 200/50 for a $140 off Amazon which I assume will help my bike not be so heavy in the front. Its sluggish and the nose feels very heavy. bike doesnt want to lean over at all. I am assuming the Bridgestone will be nice and happy with my Metzeler M5 front tire and wont make the bike feel stranger than it is, hence why i feel like i should go for a Pirelli Diablo or the Bridgestone.
anyways thanks again for the first real response on Shinkos. Only thing is why did you go with the Raven for the back and not another shinko model like the 010, 005 and what tire you runnin up front if you dont mind me asking all this shyte. Oh and why the 190 rear and not a 200-55 rear like I am trying to find..I assume it helps these killer whale bikes turn?
I would have to pay a fee to have outside tires installed, so it works out to more (I guess I could have them order a 200 for me).
I did notice when I dropped from the 200 to a 190 it was easier to turn, but to be honest the 200 was my first tire on this bike, so it could be the wear that was making it hard to turn.