I put on a 160/60ZR17 on my Honda CBF1000. I've had the bike leaned over and this tire sticks great and holds a true line. It rides smooth at 220km/h. I find it reacts quickly to roll ins which gives me great confidence the more I ride it. I would recommend these tires for a nice ride.
I've been using these 230's on my 1985 Yamaha VMax for a while now.. Vmaxes are notoriously hard on tires, but these Shinkos seem to hold up well.. I got almost 9000 miles out of the last set - the ones on the bike now are pushing 3500 miles with very little wear showing. Bike handles well (or at least as well as a VMax can handle!), the tires are quiet running, and stick like glue.. I also have a 2002 Roadstar, using a 230 on front. I have another Shinko on back, but would replace it with a 230 if one was made in the size I need for the machine...
I have used the Stealth tires before on other bikes but not on my Buell 1125r till now. I commute 120 miles a day. This trip takes me right through the state forest. I found that I used the tires from edge to edge, both front and rear, without any concern for traction. When the front tire is starting to lose traction it gives you a nice warning before just tucking under, as some tires do. The rear tire will give a controlled slide ,at considerable lean angles, without letting go. I am very pleased with the performance and longevity of these tires. I have gone on average 5,000 miles to a set. Normal for sport bike tires.
Just got a set of these off of Ebay for a great price. Had them mounted and they ride great, track straight and make litte noise. I'm hoping to get long life out of them, but so far I love them. Even if they don't last long, I can buy three for the price of one Metzler.
7/2014: I have a 1985 Honda V65 Sabre loves to eat tires up. These 230s tires are the OEM size, fit with no issues. This is my second set in 2 seasons. I had a concern with the 1st set. I spoke with Shinko factory over last winter. They sent me a brand new set of replacements for no fee. I mounted them myself and had them high speed balanced. They are performing very nicely. I already put 2200 miles on them and still plenty of tread. I have not had any other brand on my bike, so I can't comment compared to other brands. I know one thing, I will be replacing the next set with the same tires. The level of factory concern and support was the best I have ever had with any product. I recommend this tire!
I have 2 CBR1100XXs, one has a set of these, the other has a set of 016s. I LOVE these tires. Excellent grip in turns, in straights, under braking, you name it they do it and do it well. Never had a problem in the wet with them at all but my bike is heavy so that helps. Heavy as in over 900 pounds with me, the wife and luggage. Even at those weights they barely scuff under really hard cornering chasing 600s through the mountains. I've only had them for around 2000 miles but they are wearing VERY evenly according to my calipers with depth gauge. A little slippery for the first 50-100 miles but after that they are glued to the road. Very predictable braking, they give plenty of controlled warning before loosing traction. Very smooth ride as well, no weights required. It's going to take something really special for me to use anything else on my Birds. I have the 016s on my "fun" Bird" that doesn't carry nearly as much weight, I won't be buying those again.