Oh the Darkside. We are all gonna die in flames.
When considering a heavy touring bike i did some research on the subject and if one was bought i'd give it a go.
But on a bike 300# lighter i am kind of surprised that it is considered/used.
The owner of Traxxion test road a new Goldwing and it uses a flat profile Bridgestone 180/60x16.
He did not like it and said the bike was to his liking with the older type profile.
Someday i'll have to read over at stromtroopers i guess. For a long trip on a sharp gravel road like the Dalton...