There's no reason to spend more on a tire unless you just want to pay for the name. These tires are sticky and long-lasting for bargain basement pricing. A no brainer. 7k on my current rear. It's time for a replacement but. I know guys who get half that many miles on tires that cost twice as much on the exact same bike. A 600# 1100 cc bike.
I've owned my bike, a 1981 Suzuki GS650G for 26 years. In all that time I insisted on Metzeler Laser tires. I can't count the number but they took me 80,000 kms over the that time. Now retired I looked for a cheaper tire and mounted a set of 712's. I am absolutely in love with them. They hold and hold on hard corners and provide no unwanted input on the highway. The 34 year old bike handles like new. A great tire.
Put as et of these on my 2000 Triumph Thunderbird Sport. I am nearling 8000 km on these tires but they will soon be finished. They handle very well, and gave reasonable mileage. I am switching to the Raven ST tire ST tires generally are better suited to my riding but I have no complaints on these ones. Easily get the bike over to grind foot pegs and hold any line at maximum lean
Awesome tire for the price exceptional traction and very long life! Have an 05GSXR750 stock motor, bolt ons, 62" hooks everytime 9.60s-9.90s, 1.48-1.50 60foots all the time, over 400 passes at the strip!!! WHY PAY HIGH DOLLAR for a michelin!?
I love these tires, I put them on my 06 FZ1 and they have been amazing. great grip and long life. Before my FZ1 I ran Shinko on my 07 Harley Nightster and fell in love! These are awesome for sport touring and pretty good for aggressive riding! Before I traded the bike i put over 3500 miles on these and they still looked/felt great! I'm definitely buying Shinko for my supermoto build.
1982 xr200r 2.75x21 front and 3.5x18 rear. These tires have exceeded my expectations. They have provided consistently good grip with pretty good life. The little 200r is not a tire spinning monster so the rear has held up well. The on pavement behavior is good, this could be because of the narrow size I installed. I have over a thousand miles on this set so far and they still look good with only slight rounding of edges on the rear, no chunking at all. I will be buying another set of these probably in the 3" and 4" size this time for better flotation.