Came packed well. Nice looking tire. Very poor, as in confusing, direction arrow, which caused the tire to be mounted the wrong way. Simply points and says front, not rotation. Tight bead(that's good). Took 3/4 of an ounce to balance. Good in the rain. Seems to have developed a wobble that my previous tire had too, so it could just be my bike(2004 FZ6), but it didn't have it when I first put it on. Only have a couple of hundred miles on it so far. Other than that it grips well and I would purchase again.