Originally Posted by JerryH
Absolutely. Have a flat out on the road with tube type tires, and you're screwed big time. I can already hear somebody suggesting laying that beauty on it's side to get the wheels off. Sadly, for those who like wire spoke wheels, it is easy and inexpensive to make them for tubeless tires. BMW has been doing it for a long time. The R1200C had tubeless tires on wire spoked wheels. Nobody else seems to care enough to do it.
I don't think anyone would suggest plonking that beauty on its side. Certainly not me. (Though I did say I'd plonk my own
bike, which is not nearly as nice, on its side in a pinch
if I had to swap a tube NOW, but don't let that stop you from taking something completely out of context. Really is time to put you on ignore, I think...)
Beautiful Sporty you've got there.