I've been running Avon TrailRiders and been happy with this 80-20 tire. Agree with previous posts about riding technique on the big Strom...fast is smooth and smooth is fast. FWIW, I have found that this bike settles into turns much better, with less brake dive and more chassis stability if I use some rear brake. Trail braking with the front brake is also a valuable skill for fast, smooth riding in the technical stuff (which I love!). I learned to ride motorcycles on sportbikes on a racetrack... although those skills are invaluable, and the V-Strom IS a great road bike, it is much more enjoyable to ride when not charging corners and heating up the front brake and tire. YMMV.
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