After using all the available tread from the stock bridgestone batlax the bike came out of the factory with it was time for a complete new set. I began hunting for a good set of tyres in mid September as you can see in this thread. It's been a month since I have had stock tyres on my cb400 changed to Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact. All I can say is wow. With these tyres my riding has improved dramatically compared to the stock tyres. Now the bike tips in to corners easier, the feedback from the road is better and the bike feels like a completely new beast. Grip in the wet...don't even mention it, it is unbelievable. It inspires so much confidence in you when riding in the wet it is awesome. Wet weather braking is second to none. The tyres come equipped with a continuous compound technology where the tyres wear out evenly and smoothly and there are no uneven wear and tear like found on dual compound tyres. Been a month and have so far done 3000kms, I have nearly slayed the elephant. After a few more rides I think I will get him. By the way for those that don't know the elephant this is it. It's running away from me but I'm gonna catch it: This is what the tread pattern looks like: If anybody wants anymore info about these tyres here are a few more reads. Late Braking. Sportec M5 Review. This was my first proper review ever, I hope I have made sense.