I purchased a set of these hops from AMX in Bayswater and had them fitted a few days later by MadBiker which is just a few stores down. Tyres - on special at $300 Fitting - standard labour rate (seemed a little high, but businesses gotta make money) $107 including $8 tyre disposal fee. First impressions only at this stage as they have just a few hundred clicks on them, all in good weather, through the Yarra Valley/Toolangi and around the burbs Balwyn/Box Hill with tram tracks etc. When I first got on the bike, it felt loose or spongy, like something was slightly undone... A sense of cushioning that made the bike feel a bit long and loose. Not a great initial impression. After the first 100km or so, I began to realise that part of this was just due to the bike being more mobile and turning in a lot quicker. The old meats were a few years old, and along with the 12000km I've used them in the past 3 months, they were well past used by. The Bandit 1250s is long and loose, after all, so the BT023s are just providing a lot more feedback. They want to dive on into corners, which is taking some adjusting to, but so far so good. Much more grip at this early stage, which is delightful. More to come once I'm fully scrubbed in.