Im on my 2nd 705 on the rear of my 2011 GS650.......and I used a tube type tire both times (only option in that size). Not only that I got a nail it in, took it off, patched it and kept using it for another 3K miles. .....tube type tire.....patched at that.....Im hard core. Any rate....today I swapped it out. The old tire had 9023 miles on it.....thats alot of miles on the cheap. Here are some pics of it today when I took it off. 9023 miles on a G650GS.....last 4k where highway on a long trip......first 5k where mostly two lane highway but some gravel/dirt roads and trails. Id say 95 street and 5 offroad. The front looks like 80% still......I have no doubt the front will last thru 3 rears easy. Never once had a problem with this tire, performed great.....sticks well on the wet and works fine for the limited off road my girlfriend does on this bike........and I can go thru 3 sets for what 1 set of Tourances cost.