I put these on my SV650s and so far they rock. I've taken these tires out on a couple ride and they grip well. What made me really happy with my purchase was when my friend who I ride with has a set of xyz sport soft tires and was shredding his tires away, they were literally wearing away before I eyes over the two hours we were riding. My Avons were fine. Maybe his tires produce more grip but that won't matter when he goes through two sets for my one.