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Old 01-26-2013, 11:44 PM   #1041
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Originally Posted by ECN-ROL View Post
If Honda had put 17 wheels on it with a 120 front and at least a 160 rear, I would definately have been interested, as that is one of the major shortcomings of an old bike.
Depends on your POV. It may be a "shortcoming" in terms of outright grip and corner speed, but it also gives a standard bike the crisp, light, linear turn-in that makes older bikes handle so nicely while seated in a straight/upright riding position. Modern sport bikes with super wide tires are optimized for riding at 9/10th and above, with forward riding positions, and aggressive body inputs. That's not what this bike is about. Everything is a compromise.

A 180+ tire also wouldn't have "the look".

Honda already makes an aggressive, high-powered, wide-tired naked: the CB1000R.

- Mark
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