I was actually shopping tire prices yesterday. I've got nearly 11k miles on my XR and my rear tire is about 2/3's gone, could probably go another 4k miles or so. My tires are 5 years old though (bike was 1.5 years old when I bought it) and to me that is too old for me to feel safe. I was looking at either another set of E3's or Metz 888 but my local independent was trying to get me to consider the Bridgstone Exedra's because I a not a high mileage rider (3 to 4k miles a year) and the softer compound may work better for me since 75% of my riding is in the twistys.
2011 Cross Roads Sunset Red
OEM short windshield, passenger backrest, crash bars, saddle bag bars, heated grips, vinyl closeouts, tachometer, ambient temp, LED headlight, luggage rack. WD lay down licence plate.