We mentioned the Vinnie by Matt Hotch a while back and again when I saw it at the Cleveland Motorcycle Show. One of the unique design characteristics was his use of a 26 inch front wheel and tire and as I asked in the comments on that story, where do you get 26 inch tires? I never saw them in any tire catalog I’ve run across. Well, the other day I did a little digging and they come from a company called Vee Rubber based in Thailand. Now this may be old news for the custom builders out there but it was news to me.
The tire is called the VRM 302 Monster and comes in a number of sizes, one being 120/50-26. Of course, step two is finding a wheel to mount the tire but if you’re a custom builder you just build your own. Another bike that uses the 26 incher is the Bobster trike built by Zeel Designs.
This isn’t a tire you’ll find on any normal street bike but like the ever wider rear tires, now we have taller and taller front tires. OK, who’s going to be first to 30 inches?
Link: Vee Rubber (very slow website)