Coming from WA I can say this tire is the best 66 buck investment you can make. I got just over 17k in all types weather traction is better the other brands for twice the money. Then again it out lasts them by several thousand miles
Looked at my rear tire on my 08 FatBob, almost at the end of life. Thought darn I just replaced it; checked my records and noted that I had the tire for 8022 miles and it still has another 1 to 1.5k remaining. For the price, performance the 777 can not be beat. FYI, I ride distance and commute on the bike; it also has a Works suspension F and B.
2004 Suzuki Intruder 1500:
I replaced my Metzeler ME 880 tire with 8,942 miles on it with the Shinko 230 Tour Master rear tire on 21 April 2015. I got 7,151 miles on it before it needed replacing. I replaced it with another Shinko 230 Tour Master on 10 November 2015.
The Shinko tire has more grip and is smoother on the road than the Metzeler was. And at half the cost, a little less mileage is more than worth it. As far as "Wet Traction" goes, I don't ride in the rain so can't really say, but, there is no option to not set a star count.
My front tire is also a Shinko 230 Tour Master and was put on 267 miles before the first Shinko rear tire was put on, but looks to be able to give me another 5,000 miles, it currently has 7,585 miles on it. This front Shinko 230 Tour Master is much better than the Metzeler ME 880 it replaced. Much better grip and smoothness and sharp cornering is a breeze.
I was leery at first to go with a tires less than half the price of the well known tires, but after reading some of the hundreds of positive reviews, I decided to give Shinko a try. Very happy that I did!