Nice tire, great performance for the price - actually purchased it during the blowout sell for $65 - couldn't resist saving a few bucks - but I put about 300 miles on it immediately after it was mounted on. Performed beautifully, I was impressed and will purchase a full set next time.
First off ! Kudos to Motorcycle Superstore for getting this tire to me in two days. Getting ready for a week trip to new England and discovered nail in my current Avon Cobra Trike Tire. Old tire had 3300 miles on it. This tire handled everything I could throw at it on this trip. Highway miles, back roads and some gravel roads and a bit of rain. Tracked straight and true and held the line in many a sharp corner. it is confidence inspiring. I have no qualms in putting another on again. Here's to long life on this one.
Had a few of these on vintage 'sport' bikes over the years. I ride med-hard (by street standards). The Avons last well (4,500-7,000 miles) and handle and stick fairly well. Steering is neutral and dry grip is good. Rain groves on the Freeway do make the tires hunt around quite a bit. On the rare occasion I get out in the wet, I ride like an old lady so I have no comment on wet-traction.
Overall I prefer Bridgestone BT45s for my smaller tire bikes. They don't look completely "correct" but the Bridgestones seem just a little more sure-footed and they last a little longer. I buy the Avons for sizes that aren't available in the BT45s.