yup...BUT if you ride only on the street get the Me880's and don't look back.
They did not test them. ..Not that I expect them to test EVERY tire.
I find "track" tests to be different from real road driving ... 1st I cant be flying around at speeds that will remove my license from my wallet. (this means tire temp is different than on the track) 2) I don't drive a sport bike I drive a regular old "street" bike you know where the middle wears down first.
At speed limit speed I can't get much off "center" wear.. at 2x the speed limit I'm still not even close to the "edge" of the tires.. at 3x MAYBE I can ..... Well unless you try, and cut your corners sharp on purpose (a bad line) to try and touch your pegs.
My wear looks like this \---/ with a chicken stripe about an inch or so. The side wear is if fairly decent about 1/2 the wear as the middle.. Soooo if you add the left and right = 50% it equals the same as the middle ... This means I spend about 50% of the time in a corner and 50% of the time straight up. I will take a picture and try to post.
I have found that Metzler's Me88's and Me880's have worked well. A sport touring tire is a sticky tire that lasts about 3-4,000 miles. That for me is not enough. I want a touring tire that just happens to be sticky.. For me the Me880's do that.
I have yet have them loose traction in the corners... Work well in the wet, and seem to last a lot longer than the "sport touring tires" I have tried.
Last set of BT020's cost me $400 at the dealer installed. Having to do that 2x a year hurts. The Me880's will at least last the season....
I am trying out the Conti Road Attacks next on the V11 will see how those work out.
But back to the Strom... I don't need "off road" but do live in twisty road country. I ride moderately fast and want a tire that both sticks and lasts. The Me880's do it for me.
If I start to ride more "adventure" style than I will get the dual sport tires the rest of you use... but till then I honestly really only ride my Strom on the pavement. If that's what you do too than look at the Me880's .... A tad taller in the rear. More gear and corrects odometer error.
With the advancement in rubber over the years tires can last and stick pretty good too.