I must say my first impressions with my stock Bridgestones was not too good. A little dirt riding caused a major pucker factor:eek: But I must say, they seem to stick like glue to the road. I've done some serious cornering without the slightest hint of slippage. If it's a choice between cracking up in the dirt or on the street I'd rather go down in the dirt. Maybe I should stick with them:excuseme: .