Had them installed yesterday (buying the tire spoons and a Marc Parnes balancer to do my own from here on out...) and YUP, felt weird once I left the shop! 200 miles of 50/50 pavement and gravel and the tires are scrubbed and feel great - only had one under-steer moment but they only had 10 miles on them at the time... My previous tires were worn out A3s, never had new rubber on gravel - AMAZING! It was incredible how these tires inspired confidence! I only ride as hard as my ability allows, and I know this bike and these tires can deliver a lot more than I'm asking for, but for me, it was terrific!
Tire noise is minimal and thanks to the tread, I always know when I'm traveling 38-42 mph without looking at the speedo because of the rumble, but that is of no concern.
I'm confident the front will last at least twice as long as the rear - and for $115, I'll be happy to swap it out in 4000 miles and keep riding. Great tire for me!
'15 R1200 GS