I just put Roadsmarts on my 19, the original rear battleax was gone in 7k miles, at the wear bar in the ctr, and it was so flat from commuting that it gave a funny tip-in feel and would slide on accel through a turn from a stoplight. Not a lot, but enough! I put the Roadsmarts on about 2k ago and LOVE them! Lighter turn in, great traction in turns, good feedback, and they are dual compound, so the ctr will last longer for commuting. My buddy put them on his gsxr1000 first (he got 3k out of his rear battleax) and he liked them, so I read all the reviews, got them installed for about $350 for both, so I went for it, and have been very satisfied! Good luck! DB
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