Recently watched this video clip, "Can I get More GRIP from a Wider Motorcycle Tyre?". What's your thought on this matter?
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Grip (traction) is primarily a function of weight, so _assuming_ both those sizes list our rims as appropriate and acceptable width, I don’t think it’ll make much difference in grip at all. I’d expect handling feel to be different.
Does it also unintentionally imply at the end that the wider tire is lower in height, and by inference, maybe an alternate choice for those of us who are shorter?
The best handling bike I even had was without a doubt a Ducati. Now the NC is no Duc, it was never meant to be. But the stock NC with stock tires is awful damn good. It will lean much further over, holding firm than most riders are willing or capable of pursuing.
Honda knows what they are doing when they screw together a motorcycle. Have for a long time. And they have done it more than anyone else at anytime ever.
I agree with the assessment on the video for the reasons outlined. Fitting a larger profile tyre to the same rim has always been pointless on the road at least.
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The formula for friction is
u is the coeficient of friction
N is the normal force (weight pushing down)
Area plays no part what so ever. Don't worry about the width, physics is physics
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they mostly play a role in determining u, so I'm not saying the formula is wrong, but if you think that contact patch size and shape don't matter you're mistaken.
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