i ran a 125/80/17 front with both the 195 and 200 rear. the 195 does grip a bit better in the meat portion of the tire (getting on the gas after picking up off the edge) but the 200 is so close (and cheaper by $70 or so) that it really never made a difference to me. the 195 and the 200 are very close to the same profile so saying that you can tell a difference at tip in is a bit strange.
i wouldnt lower the front. just bet a bit bigger front tire.
in the end, if you want the same numbers as what you are used to, you need to measure your bike with what tires are on it. switch tires and re measure. adjust your ride height back to where it was originally.
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