I've just ordered my new tyres from the US which cost me about $303 delivered after a couple weeks of indecision. The last three sets have been Bridgestone BT23's which usually give about 12,000 for the front and 8,000 - 10,000 for the rear. I thought about trying the cheaper Shinko Verge but would need to go to ST1300 (170/60 ZR17) size on the rear rather than the 160/70 ZR17 that is OEM size for my ST1100A. The front, a 120/70 ZR18 being the same on both models. Doing the search for the front tyre which I needed first I noticed that the BT23 GT tyre (for heavy bikes) came up in my size. At 298 kg dry weight a Honda ST1100A is no light weight. Another search for my rear only showed the standard BT23 so looked for the 1300 size and the GT tyre came up. The GT tyre for these two models aren't available in Australia as yet (slack wholesalers) so I ordered them to see how they'd compare to standard BT23 tyre.