This tire is on the front of my Suzuki GS500 and I will tell you it's very sticky! Turn in is very good and it rides on rails once leaned over! Grip is excellent, braking distance is drastically shorter, and it holds just as well in the wet! 3 stars for the life is only because that is a secondary concern, and I only have about 100 miles on it. I would buy this tire again!
This tire is on the back of my Suzuki GS500. After the first 90 miles, there is only 1/4" chicken strips left. Great grip and stability! My bike feels like it's on rails in the curves now! Even got drenched with rain on the way home, and I can tell you, the wet grip is definitely there! Gave 3 stars on the life, because that is a secondary concern and I only have about 100 miles on it. Hell, the tire this replaced weather checked before it wore completely out! I would buy this tire again!
Bike is a 2001 Honda VFR800, this is my second set of these tires. First set got 10,000 miles from them, which is more than I've ever got on a set of tires, although they were getting pretty thin. No track use, but great on the street. I've never pushed them in the wet, but they are slippery on tar snakes.
I use these on my 1971 BMW R75/5. The purists tell me I should run Continentals, but the Dunlops are half the price and I can't tell the difference in tread life and handling. This is a great tire for a vintage motorcycle.
These Dunlops are a tried and true pattern. Previously made in England, Ireland, France, USA, Japan and NOW this one by PT Sumi in Indonesia. I just put it on my 75 Norton Commando 2 days ago. Seems good/OK today, lets see how the rubber looks after a few years? I have a lot of bikes so they will probably dry rot before they get worn out. Ask me then...