Has any body put a car tire on a 1250 bandit?
That has been proven wrong if you can believe a few YouTube videos on the subject. But everyone is entitled to their opinion. I once thought it a concern as well but most find car tires that have some roundness on the edges that must make the difference.turning can put the tire on the edge possibly causing it to slip.
For sure. I usually replace both front and rear at the same time because of every thing you just stated so well. The "expensive cost" of motorcycle tires? I'll gladly pay to ride and have fun.I don't know anyone in real life that has put a car tire on their bike, but the posts I've read over the years from those that have gone dark are pretty mixed - some think it handles fine and others hate it.
I have replaced several rear tires on my street bikes over the years and every time I have noticed a big improvement in the handling of the bike. They just seem to lean and turn much more effortlessly (look there - go there) when I replace an old flatter-centered rear tire with a new rounded-profile tire. Changing the front and rear at the same time is almost like having a new bike! Anyhow, I personally don't want to imagine a world where the center of my rear tire is always flat and I never get to experience that new bike handling by simply replacing the tires. Just my 2¢.
Whichever side you ride, keep the shiny one up!
Well, I guess that begs the question as to why all motorcycle racers at the top end of the sport aren't using car tyres.Judge for yourself but I've watched these two vids many times and it appears to me that a car tire gives you a wider contact patch in curves than does a motorcycle tire.
Extra weight maybe and they are all about reducing weight.Well, I guess that begs the question as to why all motorcycle racers at the top end of the sport aren't using car tyres.
Is it a conspiracy by the tyre manufacturers just to rip off the masses of motorcycle riders?
Wow! I wish I had the skills to ride a Goldwing on the Dragon like that! Of course I'd also need the nerve to do it too!No-one can accuse me of being one-eyed. Here's a vid of a Goldwing with a car tyre. Impressive stuff.