I ride a Versys all year long: heat, rain, snow. Ice is the only thing that stops me. I mounted the 180/55zr17 on the back and the standard size on the front since they do not offer another option. The back tire lasted almost one year and wore out during a trip. I got 8000 miles out of the back but, pulled into the shop with the cords showing. I am still riding the front which I expect at least 10k miles from. The tires stick much better than stock. Rain traction is excellent. Dirt traction is not bad for a mostly street tire. I paid just over $200 for the set. The price has gone up and I'm not going to pay nearly $300 for another set. I want more mileage than the back tire offered (especially with the latest higher price). I like the tread design as it works well and is not overly loud on the road. If you don't mind changing your tires every year...this might work for you.