I ride my Honda Helix over 8k miles a season. My commute to work alone is 42 miles each way, six days a week at speeds from 50 to 75 miles an hour. I regularly ride in the pouring rain and through standing water. Temperatures vary from 35 to 100+ degrees and some of the roads I travel on can be sandy and gravelly. Designed for street use, not intended for off-roading. This is the OEM tire for my bike and it performs beautifully. Lifespan is excellent! I got about 10k miles out of my last one riding one-up. I have searched everywhere and Dennis Kirk has the absolute lowest price on this tire as well as the ML17 front tire to pair with this one. Highly Recommended!
The mileage on the front tire is about 10,000 mile, however the rear tire get only about 5 to 6,000. I have tried other brands that are cheaper and the mileage is much less for the front and rear tires, therefor the extra cost is justified in that you change tires less. I would recommend buying the Bridgestone tires from Dennis Kirk, excellent price, quick shipping and an excellent website. I am a repeat buyer of products from Dennis Kirk..