Just spooned on RS3s last week and did the ROAR ride with them this weekend. As far as handling and grip they are on par with everything else. They seem to give more road feedback than I am used to but that's not a bad thing just a learning curve. The turn in is quicker than any other tire I have ever ran. That big heavy bitch just dropped into the corners. These tires are heavier than any other tire ive ran too. Not saying that's a bad thing either if they end up lasting longer than what I normally get I think that will the reason. A heavier carcass will disperse heat better and give better wear hypothetically speaking so we will see how that goes. So for now the $247(after $60 rebate) I have in the set on the bike I think I'll be more than happy with them. I have a second set sitting in the garage I bought on the $100 rebate for $207 so that should get me through late spring anyway.