I will be interested to hear how the handling does once the rear is flat spotted from highway riding. I'd give it about 3000 miles. At that point you may find it doesn't do too well anywhere ... especially in Mud. But if need be I'd bet you could get over 4K miles out of that tire. But in mud, the front will load up in 50 yards and become a Mud Hoop ... zero control, no steering. The smooth rear will just spin. Back up and push! The beauty of real knobbies is their ability to shed mud. The faster you go the better this works. I would guess the Tiger's lower sub front fender may load up and jam. Same goes for the swingarm area. Certain types of mud are insidious ... and really hard to shed off your tires, even on a "real" dirt bike. Use caution out there guys! The TKC's aren't the best dirt tires in the world ... but are miles ahead of these German Heidenau 50/50 tires in true dirt. For a long, mostly road tour however, they would be in my top three. They LAST really well.