Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Clarksville, Maryland
I too have migrated to a street tire. It happened gradually over a period of 8 rears for my 2003 V. It finally dawned on me that I do very few gravel roads and when I am on them I just take it a little easier. And because of that, I get a little better street traction as well as an extra 2,000 miles out of each rear.
Supposedly the Metzler ME880 is the longest wearing street tire out that still handles relatively well. But I couldn't justify spending an additional $50 over what I paid for the Pilot Road and Angel ST at the time.
Oct. 2010 Mich. Pilot Road 2 = 11,100 miles
Mar 2012 Pirelli Angel ST = Has 6K miles and still looks new. Should get at least 10K out of it.
Suzuki DL1000, Yamaha WR450, Honda CR500, Honda XR80, Honda QA50