Andrew must be a special guy. I cant believe he even wadted time to comment. I asked because i want to know from those that have an sp1 not those usless articles that use a 600/1000 bike on track... And would be nice to know how the tires handle in the wet.
Saw your posts, but unfortunately I've just been running 'round.
Andrew is an upstanding, no nonsense & no BS kinda guy. Just like me. Except that I'm an Ordinary Guy & not a Marine & that does kinda make him special. I know for a fact that he meant no disrespect, & he's as regular as they come.
As for your question, I run Metzeler Sportec M5, both front & rear. I ride in a very dry & dusty climate & would never ride my baby in the rain anyway. However, based upon the wet portion ride of the street tests done for these tires on SportRider.com, these tires were on the top of their group for both wet & dry surface traction (On The STREET). Their evaluation of the tires' traction on dry land is spot on with my observations on the slippery streets of Riyadh. Lean angles on these are very good for moderately aggressive riding & when the rear does tend to slide, it is predictable & not sudden. The wet traction of these tires were outstanding & impressive for the SportRider staff.
The only other tires that were better than these were the Dunlop Q2s & Bridgestone S20s, in that order. The Bridgestones were better than the Dunlops in the wet portion tests in the street. And this is most of what I remember from reading the article on the SportRider.com website.
So, you made a wise decision to get the Metzelers in Oslo, where it's wet a lot. Good choice.
By the way. I had an aunt that lived in Oslo, Norway. Does that count as being from around there ?