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I am about to change tires from the original Bridgestone tires to some fresh new tires. I will put on the 17" rear wheel as well so I can use some modern tires. I am planning on going with Pirelli Supercorsa but unsure if I should do 200/55 for the rear or 200/60. I am leaning toward 200/55 but figured I would see if anyone has done this and if they have input.

Apologies for posting in the Superbike section. I know that the D16RR isn't technically a Superbike but figure the best responses would be here.
 
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Sherpa,

I'm not able to provide a definitive answer as my D16RR still wears a 16" rear rim. I know a couple of guys that have fitted a 17" rim. One used a 999R rim and fitted a 190 width tyre and the other bought new aftermarket forged aluminium rims (don't know which tyre he preferred).

However, delving onto mathematics, the original tyre is a 200/55-16 which would result in a rolling diameter of 629mm. A 200/55-17 would have a rolling diameter of 655mm and a 200/60 - 17 would have a rolling diameter of 670mm.

Both 17" tyres have a larger rolling diameter than the original, however the 60 profile tyre would result in around an additional radius of about 20mm, I don't think there would be sufficient clearance to the rear fender (if you optioned one).

Therefore if it was me, I'd stick with the 55 profile tyre and accept the loss of 12mm clearance (additional diameter) to the fender etc. As a bonus, the overall steering should be the same and the fork angle can be corrected with a ride height adjustment.

One year I plan to fit a 17" rim (probably when 16" tyres are no longer available), so keep us posted on your progress and findings.

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C’mon Sherp’ you use those beautiful bikes of yours exactly as intended... ...so what is the intended use of a D16RR? (rhetorical question alert)
A 55 profile tyre is for a commuter who does the odd canyon chasing weekend, while worrying about wearing out the centre of the tyre getting too/from work.
That ain’t you, man.
Ride it to the track, ring it’s gorgeous neck on the 60 profile, you and it both deserve it.
 

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Sherpa,

I'm not able to provide a definitive answer as my D16RR still wears a 16" rear rim. I know a couple of guys that have fitted a 17" rim. One used a 999R rim and fitted a 190 width tyre and the other bought new aftermarket forged aluminium rims (don't know which tyre he preferred).

However, delving onto mathematics, the original tyre is a 200/55-16 which would result in a rolling diameter of 629mm. A 200/55-17 would have a rolling diameter of 655mm and a 200/60 - 17 would have a rolling diameter of 670mm.

Both 17" tyres have a larger rolling diameter than the original, however the 60 profile tyre would result in around an additional radius of about 20mm, I don't think there would be sufficient clearance to the rear fender (if you optioned one).

Therefore if it was me, I'd stick with the 55 profile tyre and accept the loss of 12mm clearance (additional diameter) to the fender etc. As a bonus, the overall steering should be the same and the fork angle can be corrected with a ride height adjustment.

One year I plan to fit a 17" rim (probably when 16" tyres are no longer available), so keep us posted on your progress and findings.

Andrew...
I was thinking about the fender and, yes, mine does have the fender.

I ended up getting the Marchesini 17" OEM replacement. They make them on a limited basis (although $4k a pop and made to order) but it's the right wheel for the bike and matches the front.

I am messing with the suspension settings now and trying to get a feel for the bike, although the tires don't give me much confidence. They're hard like knee sliders. I got the bike with 600 miles on it two months ago and I have about 1200 now and hope to add more as I keep adjusting and tweaking.

C’mon Sherp’ you use those beautiful bikes of yours exactly as intended... ...so what is the intended use of a D16RR? (rhetorical question alert)
A 55 profile tyre is for a commuter who does the odd canyon chasing weekend, while worrying about wearing out the centre of the tyre getting too/from work.
That ain’t you, man.
Ride it to the track, ring it’s gorgeous neck on the 60 profile, you and it both deserve it.
Ha, well I have already doubled its mileage in the two months I have had it. I am riding it a lot and enjoying every minute, although the old tires keep me from carving those canyons a bit harder. But yes, you know me: I am not the commuter who wears out the center. Once I get this dialed in, I'll get it to the track a little.
 

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...Apologies for posting in the Superbike section. I know that the D16RR isn't technically a Superbike but figure the best responses would be here.
Dude? Seriously?

If you're not going to let the rest of us live vicariously through you then I'm afraid we can't be friends any more.

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Ha. Well I get a little annoyed when people put the wrong bikes in the wrong section and I don't want to be a hypocrite. I try to acknowledge my shortcomings. :)

But we don't have a D16RR section so I either put in general or put it superbike. And I figure Superbike is closest and would get the best answers. So there.

I don't think that my life is any more special than anyone else's but by all means, feel free to live vicariously through whatever I post here. But it's not like I'm building street legal race cars or anything :D.
 

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Sherpa,

I didn't know Marchesini made a OEM style 17" rim, that is an interseting idea that I will review. However, at $4k each they are seriously expensive. Here in Australia, a pair of OEM tyres costs about AUD1,000 versus about AUD600 for a pair of 17" tyres. I will die of old age before I recover the cost of a 17" rim at that rate (and I plan to live for many more years still). My main idea for going for aluminium rims (rather than the Marchesini magnesium ones) is for corrosion resistance. There is also some minor evidence of dissimilar metal corrosion on some parts of the crank case covers on my D16RR were bolts are inserted.

I don't ride the D16RR often, however it does get used and I was even pleasantly surprised as to how well it steers when compared to a current Panigale V4S although the power delivery seriously favours the newer machine (ultimately the D16RR is both lighter and has lower rotating inertia = nicer feeling steering).

Enjoy the machine and keep it rubber side down...
 

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Sherpa,

I didn't know Marchesini made a OEM style 17" rim, that is an interseting idea that I will review. However, at $4k each they are seriously expensive. Here in Australia, a pair of OEM tyres costs about AUD1,000 versus about AUD600 for a pair of 17" tyres. I will die of old age before I recover the cost of a 17" rim at that rate (and I plan to live for many more years still). My main idea for going for aluminium rims (rather than the Marchesini magnesium ones) is for corrosion resistance. There is also some minor evidence of dissimilar metal corrosion on some parts of the crank case covers on my D16RR were bolts are inserted.

I don't ride the D16RR often, however it does get used and I was even pleasantly surprised as to how well it steers when compared to a current Panigale V4S although the power delivery seriously favours the newer machine (ultimately the D16RR is both lighter and has lower rotating inertia = nicer feeling steering).

Enjoy the machine and keep it rubber side down...
Hi Andrew, here are some pics of the 17” rear. I wouldn’t be opposed to a nice set of OZ forged aluminum but I ended up with this.
I can’t get new 16” OEM tires in the US any more so 17” is going to be the only way to go for me. You guys in Australia are lucky th at you can still get new sets and for so cheap.

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Ha. Well I get a little annoyed when people put the wrong bikes in the wrong section and I don't want to be a hypocrite. I try to acknowledge my shortcomings. :)

But we don't have a D16RR section so I either put in general or put it superbike. And I figure Superbike is closest and would get the best answers. So there.

I don't think that my life is any more special than anyone else's but by all means, feel free to live vicariously through whatever I post here. But it's not like I'm building street legal race cars or anything :D.
I can only speak for myself, but in all seriousness, I for one am happy to have anything Desmosedici related to read... posts with pics will be greeted with enthusiasm. And I agree completely, if there is a place for the D16 here, it's in the Superbike section.

I also agree that while nobody's life is more special than anyone else's, your garage is a different story. Your signature line reads like the motorcycling equivalent of the '27 Yankees... ;)
 

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Wow. Those are very nice compliments. So in that case...
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Considered reporting for porn... But hoping you’ll post more! Wow... Your DR16 is incredible. The Ferraris aren’t half bad either, I guess. Ha!
 

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Considered reporting for porn... But hoping you’ll post more! Wow... Your DR16 is incredible. The Ferraris aren’t half bad either, I guess. Ha!
Hmmmmm... tdf....
Ha, well I would like to be clear that those are NOT my Ferraris but they do belong to a friend of mine. A local organization asked if we could bring some limited edition Ferraris for a photo shoot to promote a local charity event and instead of bringing one of my Ferraris, I thought that the D16RR might be a little better. Plus I wanted to ride it some more :) .
 
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Sherpa,

I didn't know Marchesini made a OEM style 17" rim, that is an interseting idea that I will review. However, at $4k each they are seriously expensive. Here in Australia, a pair of OEM tyres costs about AUD1,000 versus about AUD600 for a pair of 17" tyres. I will die of old age before I recover the cost of a 17" rim at that rate (and I plan to live for many more years still). My main idea for going for aluminium rims (rather than the Marchesini magnesium ones) is for corrosion resistance. There is also some minor evidence of dissimilar metal corrosion on some parts of the crank case covers on my D16RR were bolts are inserted.

I don't ride the D16RR often, however it does get used and I was even pleasantly surprised as to how well it steers when compared to a current Panigale V4S although the power delivery seriously favours the newer machine (ultimately the D16RR is both lighter and has lower rotating inertia = nicer feeling steering).

Enjoy the machine and keep it rubber side down...
I need a new set for my Sedici. Where can you get them for $1K?
 

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Weed,

S1K was the figure Frasers (in Concord) quoted me earlier this year. It took them several days to source the tyres so there may not be many around - ultimately I didn't go ahead, so hopefully you can get your order filled.

Andrew...
 
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