What can I say about the T31s other than the fact that I didn’t really notice them? I don’t recall any loss of traction when I pinned the throttle rounding hairpin turns, no skidding when I hit the brakes at a stop sign I nearly missed, no weird handling behavior when bending the bike into or out of turns, and no greasy feeling when I went into race mode in the mountains. In my mind, not noticing the tires means they were doing everything right. I’d love to have ridden the T31s in the cold or wet to see how they perform in those areas Bridgestone targeted for improvement, but oh well. I’m also interested to see how they wear as the miles stack up, but that’s not something anyone is going to get to test during a two-day intro event. According to Bridgestone, a set of T31s should last between 5,000 and 10,000 miles. That’s a vague estimate, but hey, there are a lot of factors affecting tire wear.