I know a couple of guys who do this to their Valkyries but they don't ride very aggressively and they live in the Texas panhandle. No curves and very flat. They do get terrific mileage out of the tires but still, looking at the video, I don't think it's something I'd do to my ST1300. Could make for some interesting rear wheel steering though.
Cool video...Actually I can see how folks that live in a large Midwestern city where Michael Jordan used to play basketball could use it. It looks like an all season tire not a true snow tire to this Colorado kid... On nice flat straight roads it would get great tread life and mileage I suppose. Yep longride should definitely put it on his Hayabusa.. it will save him big bucks and he will be less likely to tip it over when he is at stop lights I think the contact patch is definitely less during hard cornering than a normal motorcycle tire due to the profile of course.
The only place this really makes sense is on a drag bike. Otherwise, you are just asking for trouble and leaving your insurance company a big opening to bow out thru on paying your claim in that one-vehicle crash you are eventually going to have.
Huh? Are you referring to the "comparison pic" of the car and moto tyre side-by-side?
I was of the edge-wear opinion myself, when I first heard of this. However, the guy (the one who wrote the "killer squirrel" story - damned if I can remember his name!) with the Valkyrie who first brought this to my attention has had several wear out the tread-center of the tyre first.
His opinion was that; the center of the tyre is most constantly in contact with the road - every time you turn, the outside edge of the tire has the pressure relieved from it, whilst the inside and center stand pat.
Personally, I would have thought the increased pressure on the inside tyre edge would wear it faster - but empirical data suggests otherwise.