I ordered these and after a few rides, noticed a small laceration from God knows what. Could it be a defect? It's odd to say the least. I also noticed imperfections in the sidewalls and manufacturing imprints as well as the tire being more of a 180. It doesn't have the same width as my Michelins or Dunlops... Hmmm. Anyhow, contacted Moto and they were awesome in working out some concerns! Going to gamble on these tires because they do grip for a budget tire. Need I say budget again? Considering I commute mainly on an RC, I hope to get some high mileage out of them. So far after break in, I have pretty good confidence that I didn't have in some outdated Dunlops, so the rest is yet to be determined... let you know in 1000 miles!!!