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Yamaha YZF-R15

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by , 11-06-2012 at 03:50 AM (708 Views)
Quote Originally Posted by abhimanyu31 View Post
^^^ it's not so simple as it being a 'broader / wider'. Putting a broader/ wider tyre does not automatically give you better grip or stability. Along with the increase in width, there also a considerable change in the 'profile' of the tyre. Depending upon which make of tyre it is, there will also be a increase in the 'height' of the tyre. There is also increase in weight of the tyre.

All the above have some type of implications. For example the increase in height will change the weight distribution of the bike while so changing the ride height. These In turn will change the handling dynamics of the bike considerably. The increase in tyre weight translates to increase in unsprung weight. This in turn affects the suspension dampening and rebound rates.

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