Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Kingston, Ontario
So the Spirit ST now have about 7500km on them. They still have tons of tread left but have developed some flat spots. I had a lot of highway on the newfoundland trip and I use the bike to commute and take the highway most every day so it's to be expected. I think my last estimate of 15-18,000km on these tires on a V2 is very likely.
These are my new tire of choice! I have done a lot of gravel, fire access roads, abandonded railway beds, etc with them and have no issues. I can't notice any difference between them and the OEM tires. They are obviously not as good as the Shinko 804/805 setup but it's not as much difference as you'd think by looking at them.
2018 Vstrom 1000
2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad