A lot of people have commented on the poor tyres on the Scout. Well, I've now done just over 200 miles on my Scout Sixty on some very greasy UK roads and had been feeling increasingly confident, until just now: coming round a roundabout very carefully, but very gently applying power to make sure I was past a car in the next lane without inconveniencing him, I found the rear end sliding. Slides always feel worse than they are, but this seemed to me to be one of the longest slides I can remember having; and yet thankfully the bike didn't fall and at no stage did I feel out of control - except that I have no desire to slide any motorbike, especially one I've only had a week. So I'm wondering if this confirms that these tyres need upgrading - or if in fact it shows that they don't, because instead of suddenly breaking away, they start to slide in a very controllable fashion. I don't want to jump to conclusions, but I'd value any genuine wisdom that's come from personal experience.