In the past I have always run Dunlop tires on similar midsized bikes (500 and 750cc) and was able to get a better than average 11K miles out of them. I got 14K on the tires that came on my Scout and was impressed. On a whim, I thought that I'd give Michelin tires a try and replaced the OEM tires with a set of Michelin Commander 2. I am now on my fourth set and have consistently gotten (or would have gotten if I had not prematurely changed them out before a 9K road trip) 25K miles on the rear and 27K on the front. This is double what I would consider good! They seem plenty sticky for my riding style and I do not plan on putting on anything else as long as I have the Bike. I highly recommend going with these tires!