Don't get me wrong here,I'm not picking on any tire..I was just thinking that a narrower tire would need less counter steer from L to R turns..I tend to agree with you--ever so slightly. Because, I always thought the problem here is that the 180 OEM is too small of a tire for touring on the Wingabego. I searched high and low on the possibility of a 200 on the rear and every-single-person who tried have super negative reports...
...along come the 195 runflat...more footing...
However, tomfranken makes a point that the 175 still has plenty more footprint than any OEM....
I'd agree with Tom on this point as well,because of it being a CT..
and on the lean, I have not heard a good viable perspective between the 195 vs the 175 footprint.
I don't think you'd be able to notice a difference betewwn the two..
what scares me is the higher rpm with an even shorter tire...there is no doubt in my mind that the 70 OEM makes the gear ratio the way it is supposed to be. the 60s are already too short for this gearing set up.
I agree that the stock 60 is to small in OD..But some who use it say the bike handles different than the 60?? I've never tried one,so I don't know that one either?? you have haven't you-What did you think of the bikes handling??
I think that is what some were trying to achive when they tried the 205 tire trying to correct the speedo error..
That's why I said this above.
I like to see others do the same thing as with this 175..
The only way you'll know what you like is to try it for yourself just like so many have done trying different brands of MT's before becoming a Darksider...