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Just curious why you'd opt for a 190/50 after a 180/55? Personally, on a bike with sporting intent, I can't help thinking 50 profile tyres should be damn near illegal, they're just shocking things.
Should have mentioned it was for a 916. 190/50 is what is stated in the manual. 180/55 is listed as an alternative for when they run out of 190/50s I guess....
 

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Should have mentioned it was for a 916. 190/50 is what is stated in the manual. 180/55 is listed as an alternative for when they run out of 190/50s I guess....
Ducati did that back when. My 06 999 came the same way. A 190 on a 5.5 wheel. But back then all the 600 supersport racer guys ran 190's on their 5.5 wheels also and the factory guys were pretty damn fast.

If you want to see something funny, look at a Supercorsa 180/60. It's designed for a 5.5 wheel but is huge. It's bigger than some 190's.
 
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My monster 821 runs the 180/60 on a 5.5 rim...I've put on a 190/55 which was 1/2in wider overall and a smidge shorter...I did squeeze a bit more lean angle from it but it did take getting use to leaning it into corners...but I think that was more the profiles doing having a more rounded street profile as opposed to the v shaped 180/60s I have been using...I liked it tho... something different and opened up an entire new range of options regarding types of tires for it.
 
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