they handle really well, I found I can continue to ride at open road speeds, 100 to 110 kph, no problems, the bike feels really stable.
However have found some types of tar seal, at that speed, can make the back end a bit twitchy. usually its the smooth shiny type, but reducing speed a bit, eliminated that. Just have to be watchful for the road conditions.
I have been very pleased with both sets I had on my 1500. Rain didn't bother me, just use common sense. I got 14,000 miles out of them and probly could have gotten more, but I like knowing I have plenty of tread under me.
I went with the GT Pilots this past Fall and really like them. Just hope they give me the mileage also.
Brother, I've had 2 sets on my 1800 and they are great when it comes to grabbing the road in any condition. The only complaint I have is once they wear, they are noisey!! Which is a common complaint.:goofygrin: