I don't know what the roads in the UK are like, but in Australia, there can be some nightmare potholes and stuff.
I have the 17" Supersports fitted with Pirelli P7000. 2 weeks ago, I was flying down a road that dips down and climbs up again. At the bottom of the hill, I must have been doing 110km/hr, and heard a huge thud as my front left suspension, hit its bump-stop. Checked the tyre and sure enough, there was a buldge on the sidewall. The RAYON thread inside the sidewall had been torn.
I now have to buy a new P7000 for A$350 (approx 120 UK pounds). For all of 5 seconds I wished I had higher profile tyres on 16" Alloys.....Until I caught glimpse of the beautiful design of the Supersport alloys.
I would not change that for the world.
Dave & 147 Dude,
Guys, I have just been quoted A$700 (approx. 240 UK pounds) for Eibach springs to be fitted on my 147. Can you guys please inform me as to why it is a better option to go for this spring upgrade wince I have 17" Supersports, and also how does that price compare to the UK.
Thanks so much