Since last September I've put about 3,000 miles on the Kumho and you can't even tell the tire has been run! I'm soooo impressed! This is the safest ride and the smoothest ride I've ever had on a bike. I also like it when I'm at a stop, the bike is so much easier to handle. I still can't convince some of my buddies even though they know I'd never steer them wrong, they just won't believe it until they try it. So for all of you thinking about getting your feet wet.....jump in; the water is fine!!