My 1100 vstar came with Bridgestone, I was ready to get rid of the bike, hated the ride, handling,the whole thing. Went to Metzlers, WOW, had a new bike, sticks like glue, smooth as silk, this is just what happened to me, but I will run nothing else on this vstar as long as I have it. They do cost more that a lot of the others,like Avon, also a very good tire. This is just how it went with me. Also, I will not run Bridgestone again if I can help it, on anything.