This is a great drag tire. I've run sticky sportbike rubber, but the Shinko is just as sticky if not more so and when purchased through MototSport costs a great deal less. Helped my 7" over 'Busa get the needed traction on cool Spring evenings at the strip. The Bridgestone would not hook up even when well heated and run at 18 psi. This tire on the other hand sticks like glue.