Author Pirelli Track Tire Question: 125/70 & 190/60 use  (Read 6083 times)

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    Pirelli Track Tire Question: 125/70 & 190/60 use
    on: November 29, 2023, 04:15:21 pm
    November 29, 2023, 04:15:21 pm
    Track tire question:  After using and becoming enamored with the Pirelli 125/70 front and 200/65 rear SC1 tires on my Tuono V4 for track use, I'm interested in trying out the 125/70 front and 190/60 rear on my D765 (track only).  I've been using SC1 & 2 in the traditional 120/70 & 180/60 sizes.  I'm wondering if anyone here has tried the 125/70 + 190/60 combination and how you found it (track use)?

    On my Tuono V4, not only was grip outstanding, I got far more life out of the rear tire than I did with the more traditional 200/60 rear.  I suspect it has to do with a pointier V shape that likely resulted in a greater contact patch at lean and on exit (the latter part being where I traditionally see the most wear).  For relative comparison, I only got 1 full track day on the SC3 in a 200/60 on that bike but got more than 3 full days from the 200/65 tire.