Guest Emanuel Posted May 29, 2004 Report Share Posted May 29, 2004 Can somebody experienced discuss this: Is there a definitive relation between the tyre size and the ability to lean the bike? Let's consider the tyres are from a good brand. This seems to have a obvious answer but... I use to ride a ZZR600 and I own now a XJ600 Yamaha now...budget problems I'm not a very agreesive rider considering speed but I like to corner at reasonable speeds. Ocasionaly with my ZZR I use to grab my feet slightly on the tarmac. Yesterday, cornering a little harder with the XJ I was surprised by a front wheel slide...pretty scary also I managed to correct and bring up the bike. This was not a result of any grease or slippery conditions. In fact I've noticed earlier that this bike (maybe tyre profile has some influence) once leaned, reachs a certain point were it seems to dropside suddenly. It was not a very fast curve, it was a slow, short one and I was leaning steadily the bike and it happened. I ride bikes for 20 years now (doesn't mean I'm doing everything rigth) and I had all kind of bykes except for trail bikes. I've allways asked myself this question...maybe it seem silly but it's not. Sorry for my english! Best ride to all Emanuel Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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