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Old 01-16-2014, 06:46 PM   #105
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Originally Posted by Koolranch View Post
Any thoughts on the tire size difference between the standard and the R? I ordered an R an I will probably do 60 road and 40 off road. Will the larger wheel size be an issue for the pavement?
Did my first track day on the 2014 R and it is no sportbike! Despite what I have heard it will not keep up with a well ridden sport bike on track....but it does handle amazingly well for what it is, and the stock tires are incredible. On my 2011 Speed Triple I ran mid pack in the A group (granted it was a big gap to the front runners on thier race bikes), on this I would be at the tail of the A group (being optomistic), or front 1/3rd of the B group would be my guess (this track day was a free for all with no groupings!). You will not have to worry about the front wheel size on the road at all if you are running the stock tires.
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