Dan (Arlington Heights )
I've put about 5000 miles on these tires both front and back on my DR650 without an issue. Gripster is a good name because they grip well and are very controlled on pavement. I would say these are 80/20 street to gravel ratio, not mud or dirt really. I recently rode them down lots of gravel roads and some off road it seemed to accelerate the wear on both tires, especially on the rear. Still, surprisingly, after about 5000 miles they performed very well on the gravel. It's still has some tread life on the rear too but think it's getting close to time to replace it. The front is still going!! If you travel mostly paved road and although they are a bit pricey, I think these are a great choice. Ride safe!
Matt L (Sartell )
This is my third Distanzia rear on this bike. They are a great SMC tire if you like to spend some time off the pavement. I ride a solid mix of pavement, gravel, and fire roads. These tires seem to handle all three pretty well. I had Pirelli MT 60s on it before them. The Pirelli tires handled very well also, but seemed to wear more quickly. With that said, I don't get more than 3,000 miles on a rear Distanzia. I got about half that with the Pirelli rear tire.
David (Goffstown )
Mounted front and rear on a 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250. Far superior stability, cornering, and dry traction than the OEM Dunlop K630 tires the Avon replaced. Can't rate the wet traction as I haven't ridden in the rain yet with these tires. Can't rate tread life as they've only been on the bike for about a month.
David (Billings )
Replaced the original Bridgestone tires with Avons on an 09 Honda Silverwing Scooter with 7000 miles on the odometer. The tires were mounted and balanced at the local Honda dealer, I removed and installed the wheels. I removed my hands from the handle bars to zip up my jacket at about 35mph "yea I know" and the front end immediately wobbled. With both hands hanging on it's nice and stable. Is it the front tire, maybe. See Quincy with the Burgman coment. Don't know about tread life or wet handling.
JP Kalishek (Alvarado )
I have a 110/80x18 (also a front/rear though not listed as such here, it has the arrows for both) and am running it on a Honda ST1100. Grips well in the dry, and is okay in the rain. Not used it long enough to fully estimate the life but it looks almost new after 1534 miles in Texas heat.
Scott (Prior Lake )
Had Dunlop 404s front and rear on a 1977 Supercharged Gold Wing. The handling was absolutely scary! The Avon Cobras took it from the worst handling bike I have to the best. Going to put them on my Cafe Racer style CB 550 this spring. Don't ride these show bikes in the rain but have every confidence they would do well. For the money you won't be dissatisfied with these tires.....