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Old Jul 30th 2016, 04:12 AM   #1
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Tires size choice

Hey guys just did my first track day and wanted to know what size tyre in front & rear do you run? I have 2015 panigale R.. the sp rear is 190 but are some of you running 200? What different characristics do you get? Also would I have to adjust my TC or ABS?
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Old Jul 30th 2016, 11:30 AM   #2
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Any of you track guys wanna chime in weather you use 190 or the 200 55 17?
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Old Jul 30th 2016, 12:11 PM   #3
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Hey guys just did my first track day and wanted to know what size tyre in front & rear do you run? I have 2015 panigale R.. the sp rear is 190 but are some of you running 200? What different characristics do you get? Also would I have to adjust my TC or ABS?
Changing from a 200/55 to a 190/55 decreases the ride height of the bike by 5.5mm. and a 1.7% decrease in rolling circumference. With a 190 you may tip in slightly better but you loose some contact patch.

Some guys use the 190 Q3 rear as it's closer in diameter to the pirelli 200 but otherwise use a 200.

Use your Tire calibration tool on your bike and from there just dial down/up the TC etc as you see fit.

Also the stock rear on your R should have been a 200??
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Old Jul 30th 2016, 01:10 PM   #4
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Stock size is 200/55 pirelli, which might be different from 200/55 q3 (can't remember how different).
Based on my experience using slicks 200/60,which i like even more than 200/55 since it gives me higher rear, quicker tip in, and better edge grip, i don't think i would like 190/55.

Also ,I'm guessing taller tyre would give better swingarm angle and simulate that 4mm lower swingarm pivot for better grip out of corners.

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Old Jul 30th 2016, 02:04 PM   #5
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Ok thanks so much.. for some reason I thought my diablo was 190 I'll check when I get home if it's not my next set will be 200.. sorry guys they are 200/55 zr 17

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Old Jul 30th 2016, 11:19 PM   #6
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I run 200/60 Slicks on the 1299S, RSV4 and R6.

The 675R gets a 180/60 Slick.

Just keep in mind that not all "200" or 190" or "180" tires are created equally. More times than not, that number designation is more for marketing purposes than anything else. You need to check out the specs and look at the actual dimensions of the tire.
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I run 200/60 Slicks on the 1299S, RSV4 and R6.

The 675R gets a 180/60 Slick.

Just keep in mind that not all "200" or 190" or "180" tires are created equally. More times than not, that number designation is more for marketing purposes than anything else. You need to check out the specs and look at the actual dimensions of the tire.
Very well said thanks.. what brand slick do you use?
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Old Jul 31st 2016, 09:16 AM   #8
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Very well said thanks.. what brand slick do you use?
Pirelli.
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Old Aug 5th 2016, 08:37 AM   #9
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Changing from a 200/55 to a 190/55 decreases the ride height of the bike by 5.5mm. and a 1.7% decrease in rolling circumference. With a 190 you may tip in slightly better but you loose some contact patch.

Some guys use the 190 Q3 rear as it's closer in diameter to the pirelli 200 but otherwise use a 200.

Use your Tire calibration tool on your bike and from there just dial down/up the TC etc as you see fit.

Also the stock rear on your R should have been a 200??
What he said! I just had the same conversation yesterday with an AFM racer and he said to stick with the 200/55 as they are perfect for power/ratio of the bike.
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My 1299 Panigale S is stock with OEM front and rear sprockets. Does a tire 200/60 r17 fit the bike properly? Is there enough space between the tire and the inner side of the swingarm?
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