Tom. Do you remember what have you got out of them?I have only put about 5,300 km/3,300 miles on my Tourance Next so far.
I still feel they are great in pretty much everything they do. I have not yet seen the low speed waggle yet and think with what looks like a narrower profile they might not do that. They seem to work well in the rain and feel similar to the standard Tourance on gravel. They do give a very strong feeling of confidence and that makes me want to sit up against the gas tank and crank it in twisties. At low speeds they do not feel quite as stable.. ie hands off at 20 or 30 kph doesn't feel so good. I think they are also slightly less stable in high crosswinds.. not a bother but just noticed the bike seems to move around a bit more than the regular ones.
There is the start of noticeable wear in the middle of the tread. I don't recall if it is similar wear on the rear to what I would have expected on the regular ones. If the rear lasts to somewhere around 20,000 km I will be happy and would re-order the same.
I record my Tire mileage. On the DL650 I replaced the rear next at 19,990 km and the front at 30,739 (it was very worn.) Regular Tourance typically went 20.000 to 23,000 km with regular fronts going roughly double the rear and the Next front going about 50% longer than the rear.Tom. Do you remember what have you got out of them?