Went for a ride with the bloke a couple of blocks away who owns a black 2014 Valkyrie (he bought it new back in 2014). Was great swapping notes and just getting the chance to see a Valk on the road, close up and from all angles. Caused a bit of a stir when we parked them side by side at the cafe too Because I'm due to change my OEM tyres (coming up to 15,000km - still plenty of tread on them but just showing first signs of perishing due to age) I was interested in what he had on. Michelin Pilot front and back, although the front was only 120 not 130. His verdict was that overall the tyres were much better - especially in the wet. He liked that they track better in the dry too. He said the only effect of the 120 was that the steering was a bit quicker which he didn't mind (not sure I'll be so thrilled with that however). His overall verdict was that he was still very happy with the Valk after 5 years. He had owned various sports bikes before and said he is much more content just riding easy these days and loves the way the Valk is virtually always in it's power band. I'm setting about finding more owners here in Perth and hope to have a small group of us riding soon. Now THAT will get some attention - not that we care what anyone else thinks (cough).