WSBK » Pirelli's new 17-inch tyres will be put to test at Aragon

'Pirelli believes that this is the right moment to introduce this to the superbike field because the motorcycle manufacturers and the market are ready for the change' - Pirelli spokesperson

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June 28, 2012 4:56 PM

re: "Already, 17” tyres are being used in various national championships including the French, German, Australian and Canadian series."

most importantly the italian championship where the 200 section rear that both the aprilia and ducati now sport had been developed.


June 28, 2012 7:31 PM
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BMW: 'Honda and Yamaha are killing MotoGP'

BMW to remain focussed on WSB until MotoGP's rule situation changes
Posted: 27 June 2012
by Visordown News

So BMW must be Killing wsbk with 50.000.000 euro

Its still streetbike racing right? a s1000rr don't kost that much!

skally - Unregistered

June 29, 2012 10:45 AM

Whats new about 17" tyres superbikes have been on them for years and as far as I know no manufacturer supplies a bike on 16.5 rims as standard, at least we will be able to by used tyres to fit standard rims

Pizdoff - Unregistered

June 29, 2012 9:43 PM

Last one fitting 16.5s I can think of Scally was Hondas pre-925 Blades & early Hornets.

And they trot out 'some Superbikes use 17s like they came in last week'. Just stupid - Nobody other than riders will give a rodent's rectum what size they are, and most riders will know they're talking through the same orifice coming out with that sort of guff.

Pizdoff - Unregistered

June 29, 2012 9:45 PM

Weird thing is - You try and buy performance tyres for VFR 400s RVF 400s CBR 400s (I think)and probably others and its a nightmare. All you can get for the road in 16.5s seems to be not very sticky radials.

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