Buy, or don’t buy, what you like Ken! If it were only my Commando I was interested in, it wouldn’t be such a challenge. We were talking %... as Ludwig mentioned, you’d have got AT LEAST 7,500 miles out of a rear tyre instead of 5,000 from your universal. Track time kinda scrubs the rubber from a tyre rather than wear it per se, so tyre ‘wear’ is disproportionately higher with such use. Low mileage tyres also mean one ends up changing an otherwise perfectly good tyre before going on a European trek for example as it won’t last the entire trip, and finding / changing one enroute is an unwelcome PITA. The beauty of Roadriders was they were a proper all round tyre and I could have the same on all my bikes. Maybe the solution for me is race tyres for the Commando and either BT45s or Metzelers for the rest of the shed. So, it’s not only about me and my Commando, I’ve got a bunch of mates going through the same quandary right now as we’d all settled on Roadriders as our ‘standard’ tyres, but this change by Avon, whilst not the end of the world, has prompted us to look for alternatives. And it turns out there are some! One is about to fit the Metzelers to his T140.