I only bought this tire cause it matched the rear tire and the price was good. However after it was installed I don't think ill ever go back. The ride is smooth and up here in PA there is no such thing as a smooth road and with these tires I would feel ok with riding with a open can of pop sitting on my tank lol. I read up a little on these tires and it said they used em on the bmw bikes. Mine is a Gsxr 750 and these will be the tires I put on it as long as I own the bike.