Been running a Federal Formoza on my 98 GL 1500 SE for 3 years now. About 18K miles I think. I dont ride too fast so cant comment on 80+ mph, but I have found basically the same things. The "transition", as I call it, in turns is a little unnerving at first, but when you discover that the bike is still solidly planted, you wont notice it any more. I really like the performance in the rain. It feels more secure, and the braking is definitely better. I think I have 3 oz o Dynabeads in mine, and I run at 36 lbs of air: like I said I dont ride fast. I'd do it again, and if I ever move up to an 1800, I'd go with a larger size, run flat tire.