Did you notice any difference in power on your 650? They are heavy tires relative to other 50/50 tires...I have read that some people feel they noticed a power difference, other not...just wondering if you noticed a difference...?I bought the Trailmax Missions for my 2012 V-Strom 650, and just put them on a few weeks ago and I really like them so far! I actually bought them based on Kyle Bradshaw's reviews at Chaparral Motorsports.
I have put at least 80 miles on them of mixed dry street, rough street, and loose gravel with hills, and they handle nicely. They do have a slight hum on the street, but you really have to be actively listening for it to hear it over the wind noise and engine noise. Much less noise than the Avon Trailriders I had on my old Honda CB500X. Grooves are definitely deeper and a hair wider than the Shinko 705s, which my brother-in-law has on his Versys 650.
No issues in the gravel and they grip great on the dry pavement. Never showed any signs of losing grip, and actual managed to accidentally drag my peg once in a tight turn. Low speed maneuvers are easy and the tire profile is as the reviews say, neutral and round. Can't yet speak to mileage (obviously).
I have not noticed a difference between the radial ply tires that came on the bike from the factory and these, which yes, just as the Dunlop Representative stated, are bias ply/bias belted. The front tire is bias ply, the rear is bias belted.
All in all, I highly recommend these tires as they are some of the best dual purpose tires I have used.