I agree it is totally stupid... That being said, yes a 16" front, I ran around for a year on my mini ( with sport demons the first time I - ignorantly- joined an ADV gravel ride) before putting on a Shinko 244 at 25psi. Shortly after that I put a Shinko 700 rear on . Shortly after that (under the influence of a certain soiled hare) I purchased an XR650L. Since then I've learned a lot and become a bit more comfy on loose roads. I am setting up the current VF5X project with the 244/700 combo, raised bars , and ... Me. . Should be a hoot!! If nothing else, it will be amusing to ride and observe.