I've been using the same tires since I bought the bike used last September: Rear 130/80--18 Cross Competition Michelin S-12's;
Front S-12's Michelin 90/90--21 Cross Competition.
I was thorughly impressed by these tires riding in the central Wisconsin woods about a month ago during three days of rain. Trails were wet and grassy (read really wet and slipperly). I started riding the trails slowly because I was alone and I know how slipperly wet grass can be. On the second day I really picked up the speed between thunderstorms. On third day wide open throttle during the same conditions. Really WET.
Never did I slip out or crash. The lightning didn't get me either. Amazing traction. Confidence inspiring. I'll probably stick to this size and brand of tire forever.
In dry condions they've worked great too. Still have to test them in the rocks of the Wyoming mountains. I now know why a lot of riders like these Michelin S-12's.
It's finally midnight, on a moonlit summer evening, and I can't even begin to describe the soft nuances of orange and silver light coming from my KTM, as it idles cleanly, deep in the sand trap, at the edge of the 17th hole.
Close my "noisy" riding area? Yeah, right, as soon as we close down all the airports.
2000 KTM 200 EXC titled; 03 EXC 525 (Orange Alert); 1979 XR 185 (guest's bike); 1993 XR650L (to-town bike). And a few other dusty machines lazily muching hay in the barn...