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the bigger the better??? would it help me corner better? what is the advantage of having a bigger tire... im currently running the stock off of my 08 zx6r but was just wondering what the advantage of having a bigger tire was?
 

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I'm no professional... My guesses:

Cons:
Heavier
Harder to lean the bike over
More Unsprung weight
Looks retarded

Pros:
Larger contact patch while leaned over means more traction.
More grip in general under hard acceleration.


I see no point in a bigger tire unless you're losing traction on the track or drag strip...
 

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you know that a lot of liter bike guys go DOWN in size to a 180. the reason for that is cornering ability. they lose some in the contact patch department, but gain in agility.
there is no reason to go up on a 600, the 180 is fine. it will be harder to corner with a larger rear tire. just leave it as is.
 
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