Depends on your usage. I'll do more than 30k miles this year, I want tire life, and to not have pavement handling suck too badly. I just put Road 5 Trails on my 2005 GS, we'll see how that works out.
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I will also do more than 30K miles this year; and I want all of them to be on tires that perform well-that is, they grip in the conditions that I predominantly ride in and make handling the bike in those conditions easy and, therefor, enjoyable. For reasons of safety and fun, I will gladly take tires off my bikes sooner rather than ride on them when grip and performance is compromised just because there is tread life left. For the same reasons, I will also put tires on my bike with principal strengths of good grip and handling over tires with the principal strength of long tread life.
That I put as many miles behind me on a motorcycle is more, not less, reason to want tires that grip and handle well throughout their life even if their life is not as long as other tires that get great wear but loose their profiles early.
This said, I would make a concession to longer wear if I was planning a trip predominantly on slab in excess of 5,000 miles. On such a trip, even the worst performing tires these days will perform well enough and it would be easier for me if I didn’t have to have to make a change mid trip. However, I don’t see myself on that kind of trip as that would not be my idea of a fun trip. For trips that I do enjoy and will take, if the trip will exceed 5,000 miles, it’s likely that somewhere along the way, there will be a shop that can change my tires while I rest for an hour or two, get a bite to eat. Probably, the same place where I would get an oil change.
Good luck with the new tires. I’m interested to know how they perform. Hopefully, they will give both performance and long life.