, I'm not a cartire guy, but you have never tried to keep up with Golddragon in the curves with the car tire he has on his Goldwing. A car tire doesn't hinder the rider.
Now I've gotten good use and miles out of Dunlop Elite 3's with 20,000 miles on three different sets of tires. I've switched to Bridgestone and gotten okay miles (about 16,000) and maybe a touch better ride, but definitely not as noisy as the Dunlop.
The channel in the front of the tire has been no issue for me at all no matter the curves or rain.
Long ago, in a galaxy far away, when the dark force was strong and I had a CT on my Wing, Yellow Wolf ripped the Dragon on a CT. I am a believer. I am personally not a hot-rodder, but I seen hot-rodding with CT. As weird as it may sound to some, my experience is that CT have better all around grip on a Wing than the current bundle of motto tires.
What I did not like about the DS is the handling, particularly in slow moving traffic, cluttered parking lots etc. I commute during the school year. I didn't think it was overwhelming, it just bugged me, so I went back to motto tires.
I don't need to be convinced that DS works...I guess I am lazy and I liked the power steering so I am trying to compensate...basically, I don't know what I am doing.
This Summer I am gonna do a lot of riding, hopefully...I like that feeling of NOT having to look over your shoulder at tire wear, nor hussle around to schedule a tire change while on the road. So I may try DS again.
What I might do in the future is have a spare rim so I can run the power steering sheety stock tires while Ms. Wing is on commuting duties, and pop the o' CT back on in the Summer, when Ms. Wing goes touring-nuts on the freeways and byways of America. That probably be would the best of both world for me.