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FRONT TIRE/RIM SIZE: The vast majority of V-Strom owners will not be venturing "off-road" with this awesome bike.

So the 19 in tire/rim size while meeting the "off-road" criteria, IS NOT NECCESSARY FOR ROAD USE. This 19 in rim also EXTREMELY limits replacement tire choices.

A front tire/rim size of "18 in" would still allow the LIMTED "OFF-ROAD" use this bike will see but REALLY OPEN UP the replacement tire choices.

An 18in front rim would also LOWER this bike making it appeal to a GREATER spectrom of potential buyers.

I love my V-Strom, it is a great bike I just think an "18 in" front rim would open up a whole new world for this bike and possibly allow SUZUKI TO EXPAND the role and SALES of this bike.
 

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I like the 19" front wheel, and I like the Trailwing tire. And yes, a big fat hearty 'yes' I am taking this bike off road.
 

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Both Bridgestone and Metzeler make road tires of the 19" variety (Stone 020 and ME 880). My preference is the ME880.
 
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