Wow! All I can say is -- wow! My old front Battlax had 6700 miles on it, and the rear, it was purchased new when I got the bike. Why they put that on, I have no idea; later did I only learn that it was more of a dragstrip tire, even though I told the dealer that I wanted something good for some curvey roads. Granted, I've been outta the loop for a while, so I didn't know what I got when they mounted it. I'm back in the game now, and won't get scammed again! That Shinko rear that I had, well, pardon my French, but that thing was ****; no, not "de ****" -- ****. As soon as I pulled outta the shop and onto the main road, it felt like the bike was going to fall over because of the new tire's profile. I thought that the other tire I had on there provided a decent lean, but OH HELL NO! These new things make it feel like I'm traveling on a rail. Getting on the on-ramp, I carved back and forth and it felt so nice. It was so easy, so smooth. It felt like, well, it's hard to describe. Anyway, I'm hooked. Stupid dragbike tire; I sold it for $25 to the guy who installed it. My new Qualifiers ROCK! I can't wait to go out tomorrow and "play". Gotta get rid of those little rubber spikey things, ya know.