I was out on a long trip to Colorado when I needed a new rear tire....cords were showing. I had the Pilot Road 2s and wanted to get the same or maybe the 3s but the only shop around didn't have them, only the Battleax. Beggers couldn't be choosers so I went with the Battleax on the rear to get me home. When I got home I ordered the matching front. I change my own tires and was surprised how easy they mounted/balanced. I've only got 1000 miles on the set but so far I'm very pleased. Seem to be wearing well and are very sticky and predictable! Depending on how well they last, I may have just been converted from the Pilot Roads to the Battleax for my VFR.