This is my 5th one! A set on my Aprilia Mana that performed flawlessly in week long tour of California, then a set on my Aprilia Caponord which transformed it into a sweet handling MC. Then a rear on the Caponord after I suffered a puncture. Yes they are made in China, but hey, there are a German brand that has been owned by (Italian) Pirelli since 1986. It's a global village. They perform great, and due to them being a couple generations back and not made in Germany (or Italy!) are quite affordable.
overall a good tire, but emphasis on grip rather than durability; would call it more sport than tour. profile is somewhat rounded and tips in predictably. grip is very good and inspires confidence when pushed in tight turns. the center wears quickly once miles and age build.
got 4300 miles on this tire (on Ducati ST2).
I don't buy a lot of motorcycle tires and I'm not an aggressive rider. I bought this tire to replace the tire that came with my Triumph Bonneville T100. The original only lasted 4900 miles. I can't imagine how anyone is getting 10,000+ miles on this tire.
This will be the third Lasertec tire I have bought, total miles on three is 42,000 in twenty years. Never a slip or deviation, always ready to go and no flats. Thank you German engineering at Metzeler and M.S.S for the Sweet Deal too!
I have these tires on a Bonneville T100. I've gotten 9,000 miles from the rear and will replace it within the next 500 miles. This is a 500 pound bike and I only one up ride but I do take trips with camping and other gear. I'm very pleased with the tire and got 9000 miles out of the original Metzler too. The front still has plenty of tread and will probably go 11-12,000 miles.