If you are a high mileage street rider/comuter this is a great tire. The dual compound Pilot 3 has been a popular tire for 17" sport tourers for some time. FINALLY, Michelin is making it in sizes that fit our bikes. I have got about 500 mi on a set on the Vee, and the bike has never been more stable or handled better on the road. (It no longer wags crossing longitudinal freeway grooves like the Anakees). They are pricey, but should hold up well due to the dual compound. I will follow up with a wear appraisal in a few thousand miles.