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You have indeed done your research, I think those are the best 2 tires also. You might consider joining one of the group rides that go on all the time around here. Great folks here. There's a few folks here with V-Strom's too. Great bike. I used to have one and loved it. I'd go with the MT43 personally. I think it may be a bit better built and last a bit longer.