These tires are great. I bought them as a quick set for my 06 Daytona 675 and found out they last longer and handle better than my Pirellis. A lot of people really dislike these tires. I haven't used any other brand since.
Just purchased my second 016 Verge 2x rear. I love the rock solid predictable handling on my FJR. Came off Mich RP4's that felt squirmy to me. I don't care about the mileage, the 016 feels that much better and will get about 1000 miles less than the michs. A good performance tradeoff for the money.
Recently installed a 777 hd on the rear of my HD Ultra Classic. I replace a Dunlap D402 that did not perform to my riding style. After about a 200 mi break-in on the Shinko, we rode the bike on a 1100 mile trip over 5 days. We rode very little on the highway electing to take mostly back roads to and from our destination, the Great Smoky Mountains. The performance of this tire well exceeded all of my expectations. We rode the bike up and down the Blue Ridge Parkway, through the Rattle Snake and the Dragon's Tail at Deals Gap. The tire gripped the road like a champ.
Can't make any comments on mileage yet, but I will update on that subject at a later date.
I RIDE MY SUZUKI GS 1000 1978 HARD EVERY TIME I GO OUT I CAN TAKE SWOOPING HI-WAY OFF RAMPS AT 70MPH WITH GOOD PREDICTABILTY THE TIRE HANDLES GOOD AT EVEN 120MPH ON STRAIGHT ROADS, I DONT DO BURNOUTS AND HAVE NOT USED THEM IN THE RAIN YET BUT I GIVE THEM HIGH MARKS BETTER THAN THE DUNLOPS I"VE USED.
Hands down the best street or strip tire in the world...... I run this tire on a 06 zx14 stock 1.4-1.5 60ft and 9.41 1/4 mile. And on the the street I can leave the line like I'm at the track.... and people wonder y I get the hole shot....lol
After 1000 miles of riding with the 230 Tour Master "Shinko" tires, I have become confident entering all types of turns aiming for the best exit apex, while; not having to worry about traction. These tires are a bargain for the money spent.