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So I have been doing some research on 200 series tire for 1098. I can't find anyone who has actually fitted this tire to their 6 inch rim.

Will this work? If so, what are the advantages and disadvantages?

I know 1199 Panigale uses this tire and can only imagine to increase performance, which is probably the reason Ducati didn't go with 190/55 for the 1199 Panigale.

Thoughts?
 

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Comparing to the Panigale is not an apples to apples comparison since the frame/suspension geometry is significantly different.

The normal outcome of doing something like adding a 200 is to slow down the handling of the bike. I'd bet if you track the bike you'd notice it...if not, and if you're not really very sensitive to handling/set up then the size probably wouldn't matter. I don't know if it would fit but unless you have a hugger, I'd bet that it will.
 

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So I have been doing some research on 200 series tire for 1098. I can't find anyone who has actually fitted this tire to their 6 inch rim.

Will this work? If so, what are the advantages and disadvantages?

I know 1199 Panigale uses this tire and can only imagine to increase performance, which is probably the reason Ducati didn't go with 190/55 for the 1199 Panigale.

Thoughts?
There is no advantage... they engineered the 1098 to use a 190 tire and that's that... there are a billion threads on this very thing if you care to look at the multitude of reasons you shouldn't upsize your rear tire....
 

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I ran the 200 Pirelli slick racetire on my 1098s trackbike.Pirelli no longer even sells a 190 racetire. It worked awesome! Noticed no negative handling issues at all. It is a taller tire so you may have to have some chain slack to move the tire further back to clear the swingarm.
 

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So I have been doing some research on 200 series tire for 1098. I can't find anyone who has actually fitted this tire to their 6 inch rim.

Will this work? If so, what are the advantages and disadvantages?

I know 1199 Panigale uses this tire and can only imagine to increase performance, which is probably the reason Ducati didn't go with 190/55 for the 1199 Panigale.

Thoughts?
I think you will struggle for clearance on the swingarm of a 1098 or 1198. Generally a 200 will rub, which is why you don't see them fitted. The 1199 has been designed to take the 200 which is the latest generation of sizing.
 

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The Pirelli rep told me that there won't be any fitment issues. But having said that, I stocked up on bunch of 190 SC1s because I did not want to be the beta tester.
 

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There is no advantage... they engineered the 1098 to use a 190 tire and that's that... there are a billion threads on this very thing if you care to look at the multitude of reasons you shouldn't upsize your rear tire....
People in the post have used them and if they were engineered only for Panigale, why would superbike teams use this tire?

Surely suspension settings can be changed to accomodate this tire.
 

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People in the post have used them and if they were engineered only for Panigale, why would superbike teams use this tire?

Surely suspension settings can be changed to accomodate this tire.
The issue isn't suspension settings, it is tire clearance from the swingarm at the front. The SBK teams run a 15mm longer swingarm than what is fitted to the "normal" street bikes. You can buy the SBK arm for ~$5k USD.
 

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Welp, tire ended fitting fine with no clearance issues. The steering was slowed to the point that I was not comfortable with it, so on went the 190.

I guess you either like it or you don't.
 

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Welp, tire ended fitting fine with no clearance issues. The steering was slowed to the point that I was not comfortable with it, so on went the 190.

I guess you either like it or you don't.
How could your steering be slowed? its a taller tire(raises rear) with a sharper profile. I had the oppisite effect with my 1098. Panagale handles very quick with that tire.
 

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How could your steering be slowed? its a taller tire(raises rear) with a sharper profile. I had the oppisite effect with my 1098. Panagale handles very quick with that tire.
Contact patch still increases, as the tire is 10mm wider. I never adjusted any of my suspension either, so I am curious as to how you experienced opposite of what I did.
 
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