I'm on my third set of Battle Wings, I ride every single day it's not snowing very hard, and I have had no traction issues in the wet on these tires. (I'm also a big fan of the Shinko 705 in the wet, if you're looking for a more dirt-worthy tire.)
In fact, come to think of it, I took the Lee Parks class in the rain on a set of Battle Wings.
Don't read too much into the complaints on tire threads -- the cold, hard truth is that most people don't know how to ride, and will blame whatever tires are installed at the time for their lack of throttle, braking, or cornering skills.
Also, given the amount of nearly invisible crap coating public roads, it's ludicrous to blame a tire for a certain incident.
(Hey, how ya doin', neighbor?)
2002 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom, Dark Metallic Space Blue
1983 Suzuki GS850G, Cosmic Blue
2005 KLR685, Aztec Red - Turd II.2, the ReReTurdening
Last edited by bwringer; 05-28-2011 at 08:46 AM.