Yes, I agree and thank you, I think you understood what I meant completely. Being newly back to riding, I didn’t have perspective and was new to how the bike itself handles. I wouldn’t appreciate the differences in tires. Riding only a couple thousand miles each year this set will get old before worn out.
I appreciate threads like this to help me with my next choice. Thanks for the perspectives.
Perspective only comes with riding experience. Certainly, research and doing your homework about tires in general will help. But when it comes to "which tire", that has everything to do with your riding style, that will be the best tire for you.
When I first bought my VTX in 04, I did a lot of long-distance touring, so a harder - high mileage tire was the one. Now-a-days I do more just around N.E. Ohio (where I live) riding and we have some pretty lousy weather up here. So, the Metzler 888 are a really good choice for me, and if I want to visit some friends in South Carolina... not a problem.