I had Jacksonville Power Sports install new tires right before Biketoberfest. I've always been a "factory know best" kind of guy when it comes to tires but decided to try the Metzeler's this time. I'm glad I did. The Metzeler ME 888 feels so much better than the OEM Dunlop. It doesn't have the center sipe and so doesn't catch and track in road grooves or bridge gratings. It's simply a more modern design. The new rear rolls in much better but the old tire was a little squared off. If anyone is on the fence all I can say is that I will not go back to the OEM Dunlops, ever.