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Absolutely zero advantage to running a bigger tire for street riding. Do it for looks and you'll be the only one that even notices... then get used to it in no time and then the only conceivable advantage will be gone.
Disadvantages would be price, weight, and possibly tire dimensions which you MIGHT be able to get away with, or you might run into clearance and handling issues. And for you straight line junkies, heaver tires also = slower bike.
My advice to newer riders: Don't fuck around with odd tire sizes that haven't been tried & tested.
Who even makes a 125/80/17 front tire? Get GOOD quality sport oriented tires. That's a lot more "impressive" to me than running oddball sizes trying to look good.
Original proposed rules for Moto2 (not motoGP2) were that they would use tire sizes that mirror production street bikes.
From what you're saying, that's change... wouldn't doubt it.. but it still begs asking the question "Where the hell are ya gonna get a 125/80-17 tire... besides a Dunlop race slick (not DOT legal) or a donut from the trunk of someone's car?"
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