I'm nearing 9000 miles on my 2005 Rocket and I am on my 2nd rear tire . I do not do burn outs I do ride the twist's on the way to work 6 miles out of a 48 mile highway drive. My first rear tire made it to 4200 miles before the cords were showing. My secound tire looks like it may make it to my 10,000 one year maintenance check ! Some one help the rear tire on the Rocket 3 can not handle the power!!!! Any other tire makers out there that has a better , stronger, faster longer lasting tire ? I am really considering going to the goodyear 245/50VR16 just because of LACK of Choice !!!!