Though certainly not touted as a track bike, I wouldn’t mind the handling to be a little quicker, even if for just rolling round town at slow speeds. As part of the tire selection process I opted for a taller profile. The stock tire is a 190/50ZR-17, but I chose the 190/55. While reducing the straight-line contact patch slightly—we’ll soon see how the 185-plus horsepower stable gets along with the new patch—the turn in/steering should be slightly quicker. Left to right transitions should be easier in general because of the slightly “rounder” contour that comes with the 5mm-taller sidewall versus the stock size.