Well it is tire time.....
Having approx 1500 miles on the bike (1000 of those were easy miles) the rear tire is toast. I have ordered another rear.
I was ready to hate the RS10s like every other Bridgestone I have ever had. But I can't, surprisingly they are good tires. They slide around predictably and seem to have great grip. And the handling has only marginally dropped off.
I will wear out the new rear, and when I do I hopefully will have time to paint the wheels and try a pair of Michelin Power RS tires. All the reviews are coming in good.
And I will also be able to judge the actual wear of the Bridgestones riding normally now (roads are starting to clear off the sand) that I am not breaking in the bike and have a bit better idea how to ride it.
The good part is it seems to kill tires no worse than the 10, but I do ride the 10 harder just because I am more used to it.
I asked this question before. Has anyone tried the Michelin Power RS tires yet?