I just had a new set of Elite 3 with Multi tread installed on my bike on Tuesday of this week by the local Honda shop. It is only the rear tire that is "Multi tread" the front is the standard E-3. The dealer had both standard E-3's and Multi Tread E-3's, I specified that I wanted the Multi Tread rear tire.
Time will tell if they last longer than the standard E-3.
I also had a set of Centramatic wheel balancers installed at the same time.
2008 GL 1800 Air bag model
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