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· V-Twin Junkie
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While the trend has been to widen tires on motorcycles, much of the benefit is dubious as an aftermarket approach. Wider tires tend to steer slower, especially on bikes whose geometry was engineered for skinny rubber. They also need to be lower profile when configured to replace a narrower, taller tire , so they ride a bit more harshly. I think most of us have gone through a phase when we wanted to jam wider tires onto most everything we rode or drove, but there is a cost beyond dollars there: A slower steering, less agile bike that doesn't ride quite as well.
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