I bought this to try on my 07 KTM 525XCW. The knobby pattern looked good, the knobs were a bit short, but it is an intermediate compound. My first ride on it wasn't good and I was ready to peel it off. It didn't hook up as well as my old worn out Bridgestone that I had just pulled off to put this tire on. I played with air pressure over the next 2 rides and got it to work slightly better with lower pressure. Not great, just better. I now have 5 rides on it and it is junk. There is a little under 1/8" of knob left and I only have 483 miles on it.