I just put on a set of the the new BT016 tires. In comparing them to my previous tires, Michelin 2cts, I say the Bridgestones are a better tire. The main differences I have noticed so far is the the shape of the bridgestone tire. Unlike the 2cts, the bt016 will keep easilly leaning the bike over to full lean. In other words, when i lean the bike it will keep leaning futher and further on its own without trying to work against the tire. The 2cts leaned easilly to a point but then would not allow max lean as easy. I was able to break the 2cts lose a couple times on exiting turns, the bridgestone so far, never. I have only had the bridgestones on for about 500 miles and have not noticed any significant tire wear. My 2cts only lasted me about 2000 miles. I will keep this thread updated if I notice any changes in tire performance.