After about 80,000 miles on Continental Conti-motions on my SV650, I switched to the Shinko 705s. Initial impression was that they fell into turns very easily. It actually felt like riding an entirely different bike. I hated it at first, but I quickly got used to the change in handling. This may also be entirely due to different sized tires rather than the tire itself. Stock tires are 120/60-17 and 160/60-17. The Shinkos are size 120/70-17 and 150/70-17. I only have about 400 miles on them, so this is far from a comprehensive review... Going from a sport touring tire to this 80/20 tire makes such a HUGE difference on dirt and gravel. I was always suspect on the 80/20 and 90/10 and so on tires on dirt. I always figured they would be a compromise on asphalt and barely make a difference in the dirt. Wow was I wrong! My comfort level and speed has increased quite a bit in the dirt in the short time I've had these. I've ridden on hard pack, gravel, mild single track, and some fairly deep mud (for a street bike) so far with these tires. The first three were great with these tires. In the mud, they were better than my sport touring tire, but not by much. It certainly isn't even close to a true knobby in the mud... But still an improvement. On the street, they're actually great. They corner really well (not that I really push it in the corners). At highway speeds, there isn't any buzzing or vibration or anything. The only complaint that I have is that the bike shimmies more than usual when passing a large truck on the highway. Again, this may be due to the different tire size, rather than the tire itself. So far, after only a few hundred miles, I'm quite happy with the tires, particularly for the price. I'll update after I get a few tire changes under my belt.