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Hi folks and fellow beemerites :)


I am looking for replacement tires for my R850R and a local New Zealand forum post mentioned Shinko... then I turn up here and see the Shinko review.


Heres the thing, the front is no problem but the closest Shinko make for the rear is a 170/60-18 whereas the standard size is 160/60-18.


Would this slightly wider size be likely to cause any issues?


As others have mentioned, stuff like Metzlers are just getting STOOPID.. especially down here in NZ so I'm keen to check out some alternatives.




Appreiate any feedback


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Worst case, it will slow turn-in a bit. But probably not enough to notice.


I think you'll be okay with it.

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