Actually there are rules in AHRMA relating to tire width.
Not sure why someone would want them aside from the looks.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with going up a little in width AS LONG AS the rim width goes up to match. Guys get shitty handling when they slap a fat tire on on a stock skinny rim. Perhaps a better answer to the OP's question should have included a caveat that rim width has to increase too. And appropriate profile selection to keep stock tire height...which will affect rim selection again... I for one would appreciate a larger contact patch afforded by wider tires, and I fully plan to source wider rims this coming winter.I'll bet that FZ/CB handles just fine. EDIT: I'm of course not talking about chopper or 'busa builders who go waaay too far.
Fitting fat tires to old slow bikes with flexy frames is nonsense just to impress the straight acting homos with celtic armband tattoos in front of the local Starbucks.....It makes them handle like crap and be potentially lethal.....Oh and they are plenty worse to ride.....If you want a cool looking bike with fat tires get a Vmax,a TW200 or a Harley bagger.....Polaris quad with 22"ers?
Your arguement is only valid if ...
Swivel doesn't need a valid argument to hurl insults, innuendo, and vitriol...
Ringo, can you talk to the implications of rim width and tire height? I'm interested in "incrementally" increasing the contact patch as well.
You said it yourself, Matt... A wider tire gives a shorter, but wider contact patch than a narrow tire, which gives a long but skinny contact patch. But here's what you didn't say... A shorter, wider contact patch is better for lateral grip, i.e. in corners! Don't believe me? Look it up, from people who know, not your book.