Bummer. Well, how do you guys Think it would handle? Do you think there would be any major concerns that should keep me from trying it? I'll probably try it, but see if you can talk me out of it anyways:bike:sorrry dude, i should've noted it's not my bike.
it's from the link the OP posted.
..all this assuming you're talking about the pic i posted.
Look harder over there at ADV and at KTMtalk.com. There are several old writeups and discussions.Bummer. Well, how do you guys Think it would handle?
I'd have to agree. If you find a 17" full knob, it's just a rear tire mounted on the front rim. Profile of a rear is different than a front (much flatter) and probably handles pretty poorly, especially on the road, which I assume is the whole purpose of using a 17" front wheel in the first place. Just my $0.02.Turn your supermoto into a TW200 yay!
All the disadvantages of knobbies on the street, with none of advantages 21/18 rims have offroad!
Plus a whole bunch of unsprung weight and a tire/wheel combo you'll never get balanced properly to boot!
It's a lose-lose all around, IMO. :headshake
If you "need" those tires, you should have bought a dual sport, not a supermoto. Or save your pennies for another set of 21/18 wheels and put proper DOT knobbies on them.