This will be a bit ongoing as they are new. The Shinko Verge Tires are replacing Dunlop Q2's on my 2001 Katana 750 I'm going on a 1500 mile trip this week and didn't want to half wear out a new set of Q2's for a sport touring camping trip Last week I replaced my rear worn out, but not bald, Q2. I had 3200 miles on the Q2's. Like any new tire I didn't press it or anything. To be honest for driving around the countryside, I really didn't notice any difference between the Verge and Q2. Again, I didn't push it at all, but I did lean into a few good curves after about 20 minutes or so of driving. I really couldnt have been more happy about the rear so far. No slipping or sliding like my old stock Dunlop's, they were awful. I got my Front Verge tire in the mail on Monday, and had it installed today. 1st thing I noticed was it's odd shape. Sort of like the top skinny side of an egg. Its like they wanted to build up the center a bit so it would last longer or something. No biggy, it seems fine. I put it on today and holy crap!! Weirdest damn tire I've ever rode on. (I've been riding for over 40 years) So you drive straight ok, but the slightest lean one way or the other and it just feels like it dives into the turn. Very bizzare. I typically drive very loose, but this made me tense as hell, mostly because it was just different. I never thought I was going to crash or anything or lose control, it was just an odd sensation. It took me a good half hour drive to relax a bit. Towards the end of my ride it was still odd but not as strange. (if that makes sense) definately a harder compound than the Q2 as well on the front, and as I said the rear I really couldn't tell much. So we'll see how these do in the long run The test run is from Salem up to Estacada to meet up with 4 others, then down 224 to detroit lake over to Bend then 24 to 7 to Phillips lake, then next day to Hells Canyon park by Lewiston, then to Rimrock lake Wa and back to Salem. Looks like a great weekend for the trip.