presently I have a car tire on my wing , it's a Dunlop wintersport ROF (run on flat ). this tire for me is great ,no problems at all.
now for a little prospective on the performance of a car tire on a motorcycle.
my previous bike to the wing was a Suzuki Burgman 650 executive scooter (pretty much a downsized wing ). anyway, after putting a car tire on my burgman I had never really put that car tire to the test i.e. speed in corners, real hard braking , in others words pushing to the limit uninhibited .
well about one and a half years after mounting that car tire , a day I'll never
forget ...here is what happened ....story as follows.... taken from another forum from july 2009......
Hey gang, today while out riding and doing some errands I got a call that my mother was having a stroke and on the way to the hospital. ( she's ok it wasn't a stroke )
Well it was at this moment that I lost my mind..
and only by the GRACE OF GOD am I here.( ok strap in this going to get hairy ) Have you ever heard the expression "Driving With Reckless Abandon" that was me....from where I was to the hospital (ez driving ,cruising enjoying the country side ) about 45 min to1 hour. I took off like a bat out of hell ..... b-lls to the wall . drivin it like I stole it ... and with total disregard for myself and anybody else
....get the picture...OK ....well like I said only by the GRACE of GOD am I here !!! and I made it to the hospital in 25 min.....all is well , but here is the real news HOLY SH-T DOES THIS SCOOT HANDLE... I have owned this BURGMAN 650 EXEC FOR ONE AND A HALF YEARS and I guess I have never really put this bike to the test.
I mean i have gone through the twisties at a good clip with a burger smile
and had a blast.. but never like I did today
. Actually I don't think I have ever driven any bike like I did today. and guess what , I'm a DARKSIDER
and can now tell all of you without ANY reservations I won't EVER question a CAR TIRE ON a BIKE EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and lastly if any of you get a call like this, STOP take a breath, clear your head , think and be careful..
Do cars with car tires get flats or blow....YES
Do cars with car tires get flats or blow and have accidents....YES
Do cars with car tires get flats or blow and have accidents and people get KILLED....YES
Ok that covers that.
Do motorcycles with motorcycle tires get flats or blow....YES
Do motorcycles with motorcycle tires get flats or blow and have accidents....YES
Do motorcycles with motorcycle tires get flats or blow and have accidents and people get KILLED....YES
Ok that covers that.
now here is another perspective.and this article helped change my mind about putting a car tire on a motorcycle....http://lifeisaroad.com/stories/2004/...eDarkSide.html
this is all my own honest opinion and I'm not trying to sway you one way or another..You must do the research and come to your own conclusion.
Good luck and happy motoring...DOC