From the article posted above, regarding tread life, looks promising due to the depth of the tread. Here's a quote:
The tread depth is also two-times deeper than anything the company had made previously which caused them to actually modify existing machinery used to make other bias-ply touring tires at the Buffalo, NY, facility.
And this quote, showing a 8k mile life, with some saying 10k is likely:
Dunlop told us its test riders got 8,000 miles out of a rear Trailmax Mission on a 2017 V-Strom 1000 across varying terrain and that the front tire was barely half used up. In side conversations, some of the test riders even alluded to the fact that, had it been their own tire, they would have easily pushed it another 2,000 miles.
I like the tread pattern, shows lateral stability promise with the staggered pattern.
This part was interesting for us DYI'ers, quote:
When asked if this meant the tire would be a real PITA to spoon onto a wheel we were met with a long stare, “well, you’ve got to give up something."
So the conclusion of the article is that it's an excellent tire, and a true 70/30 or 60/40 tire. That tells me that other tires that state 70/30 are probably closer to 80/20 or 90/10. It is also not a DIY'er tire, which is something to consider.
I think this tire is a home run also, when you consider you could probably use a single set for an Alaska or Tuk trip and have a comfortable pavement experience on those trips with enough off road grip to get the job done.
Currently we're stuck with "claimed" 70/30 and 80/20 tires, that are nowhere near as good as this tire, or big ass knobbies like the Shinko 804/805 (which I'm running).
Nice to have an option that bridges those gaps and introduces civility to a tire that can tear up a gravel or dirt road.
Now the question is, will it be in a price range that my cheapskate brain will allow me to purchase it.
Two wheelz for realz!