After 10,000 miles with a few more to spare on the rear,picked up a nail and thought it was time.Had a set of the Shinko Raven tires installed for $219.00 total (shop fees labor tires disposal fee) great deal. They scared the wee wee out of me the first hard turn that I took, talking bout hooking up! Really did'nt know the stock tires were that slippery and all the over leaning I was having to do to stay in track with the curves. Even though its not a well known name brand,the major moto mags have gave them good ratings. Oh good water traction, I found the rain 10mins out after having them put on.