Originally Posted by jw
I rode from Terre Haute to Indy at 65 mph in the pouring down rain and my scoot didn't have a slip or hick up with the after market breather!!! Was very proud of the way she handled in the rain !
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Taken from WIKI....
Motorcycles benefit from narrow tires with round, canoe-shaped contact patches. Narrow tires are less vulnerable to aquaplaning because vehicle weight is distributed over a smaller area, and rounded tires more easily push water aside. These advantages diminish on lighter motorcycles with naturally wide tires
, like those in the supersport class. Further, wet conditions reduce the lateral force that any tire can accommodate before sliding. While a slide in a four-wheeled vehicle may be corrected, the same slide on a motorcycle will generally cause the rider to fall. Thus, despite the relative lack of aquaplaning danger in wet conditions, motorcycle riders must be even more cautious because overall traction is reduced by wet roadways.
Please note road conditions play a VERY BIG part. If you are on a nice high crowned well maintained road you may never hydroplane. But if you are on roads like here in Colorado where you can see the two ruts car tires have made over time the chance of hydroplaning goes up exponentially.
The other major factor are tires. Who here thinks the Fury for its weight has an oversized tire? All who said yes slow down in the rain. I hope this warning is heeded so we have no more rain wrecks.