recently bought new rear tire in prep. for ride into the hill country, as it turrned out about 850 miles. thought i was going to get the metzler but out of stock so i got the elite 3, top of the line dunlop. has more meat in the center of the tire so it may give me more mileage since i do more straight up riding in my part of the country. but what i do know is , i rode some wild twisties:motorcycl, rode rain. about 60 miles rain and just wet roads, then wind out of the north gusting to about 45 , made my head like a bobble head, riding with a lean, i was going north then east. my judgement, very good in all departments, wiil tell you more if they get me past6500 miles wear wise,. the dunlop 404 lasted 6500, which was almost 1 year exactly.:BLAM: ride safe:motorcycl size wise it is the same as orig, equip it was a 269 mile trip home i the weather, also i was helped by having the saddleman seat, great!