Fat tires on choppers are commonplace but it isn’t quite as common on sportbikes, yet. Custom Sportbike Concepts of Orlando, Florida have fat tire kits for selected sportbikes that put a monster rear tire out back for a truly phat look. I have to say it looks pretty cool. The photo at right is one of their custom project bikes, a Hayabusa, that has a lot of other very trick components, including an air ride suspension.
I do wonder how a bike like this handles. Choppers with wide tires have some interesting handling characteristics, of course, choppers aren’t known as canyon carvers in the first place. These kits include a lot of parts including a new front wheel and tire so it looks well thought out. Custom sportbikes at this level are just that, custom bikes, so if there is a penalty in the twisties, the buyer probably doesn’t mind.