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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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Rear wheel width on 750

Core Moto is taking pre orders on a lightweight forged aluminum wheel that from a $$$ to weight savings ratio is almost worth it to me...

They have the option of a 5.5 or 6" rear wheel.

I am leaning toward keeping the 5.5 and continuing to run the 180/60 tires made for that width but wanted to know what some of you track guys think?

I remember going from 5.5 and 180/55 to 6.0 and 190/55 about 10 years ago on a BMW but that was before they came out with the purpose built 180/60 tires. The bike felt like it took more effort to transition but the feel at lean was much better, kinda like lying in bed instead of walking a balance beam. But now with 180/60 tires, this may be a moot point. Which makes one wonder why the liter bikes don't run 5.5 rims for a minimal weight and $ savings on tires.

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I'd lean toward the 5.5. I have run 180/55, 180/60 (which is really close to a 190) and 190/55 on mine. But I haven't run a 6" rim to feel the difference so I may have an unqualified opinion.
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BTW would love to have a set of these wheels!

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The core moto ones?

Yeah, style wise not great but from a performance standpoint, you get the "durability" of forged aluminum with weight within spitting distance of magnesium and carbon fiber at almost 1/2 price.

Made in America, too.
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I believe with a gsxr1000 arm you can run the 6inch wheel on a 600 and 750.

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