So I was reading the latest Sport Rider the other night and ran across the new Metzeler Sportec M5 tires. From what I was reading it seems like they would be a great tire to try out. Supposedly they offer about 8% more contact to the ground while in a lean, while offering more control and better feel. It's a pretty nice tread pattern with the “pi” theme going on . . . I priced some out quickly this morning and are about $290 front and rear, not the cheapest. I would hope I could get more than 6K out of them but I'm assuming that wouldn't happen with a sport tire. Another little feature that's pretty neat is the “BS Indicator”, which shows the different degree angles on the tires so you know how far you've been leaning on your ride. 1-5 = 25-45 degrees of lean angle. Figured I would see what everyone else opinion on the new tires are, I know I plan on trying them out some time this summer when I need a new set.