I just put this tire on my Suzuki 1500 Intruder and took it on a weekend trip (350 miles). The first thing I noticed was how well it cornered (very responsive). Secondly, the lines and grooves on the highway had virtually no effect on the tire. The bike didn't pull one way or the other one bit and the overall ride was smooth and comfortable. I can't speak for the tread life yet but so far I'm really glad I got this tire.