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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-17-2019, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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200/55-17 new Dunlop model on my ‘16 R

Hi guys, and girl maybe? I’m going to take the risk and attempt to have a 200 tire installed on my bike, hopefully day after tomorrow when it arrives to the mechanic shop. It’s a Dunlop Roadsport 2 for $121 (revzilla) that’s the successor for the Dunlop GPR300 which is a great low cost tire. But at that price (next 200 tire is about $190) and being that the rear tire only lasts me about 3 months with these sandpaper roads we have here in Florida I’m willing to take the chance.

I did some width measuring at swingarm and it seemed to have good freeplay. Will report on fitment and performance as soon as I get it installed.
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Success! Tire fit like a glove and has a good opening until touching the swingarm.
Rides great, can’t tell the difference when flicking the bike since it’s a slow flick anyways, maybe if it was my old 1050 I’d notice the wider pitch.
First pic is compared to a 180/55 Dunlop gpr300
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Thats a giant cinnamon roll.


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Hahaha yeah looks very voluptuous now, loving it. No difference when taking curves at all either.
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4300 miles and center threads are looking great almost can’t tell depth difference from the side ones, AND even with my heavy handed throttling wear is minimal. I guess being a little bigger means it has more rubber to burn therefore lasting longer.
The tire is nice and sticky, it never skipped on me although I never pushed it too much on the side.
$120 shipped, bargain alert!!!!
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"Although I never pushed it too much on the side"
You're not kidding

It does look a bit squared off in that picture, still not bad for 4300miles on a speed triple.
That's a lot of miles for 3 months, It would cost you a fortune on Supercorsas

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Yeah not a lot of curvy roads here in Sunshine state, also no interest in dragging knee just for kicks, high speed highways it’s what’s all about here (80-110mph average) The sheer acceleration is what gets me off vs leaning low risking catching gravel or slick patches especially in construction zone-plagued Miami.
I do commute on the speedie, don’t own a car so miles go up crazy fast, I logged 11000mi since mid-January.
Also the asphalt density in Miami is coarser vs eg. New York, I think it’s intended to add extra contact grip in lieu of the extreme unpredictable tropical storms we constantly get during summers making roads safer in wet conditions, but it literally grinds my tires to death so these Dunlops giving an estimated 6000mi are such a bargain for us.
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.Good wear considering the rough roads you speak of. Looks new still. That is some tight space there on the swing arm.

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Yes I was concerned about the swingarm clearance but luckily it doesn’t ever touch nor grinds the tire walls against it.
Not sure how the road compound is made in Cali, do you get 4-5 thousands out of your tires or like NY 6-7? This is applying some spirited throttling I should add 😈
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Depends on what freeway and mountain roads. Beach roads are super course. On average you can get 4-6k if you dont hit a nail or sharp concrete slab edge. Im impressed that tire fits. Looks like its got enough room for a gnats ass.


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