Now I'm curious. What is the 270 speed limit? About 140 is maxxing out the KLR.270's a great, like I mentioned I have them on a little scrambler and I've run them on ADV bikes in the past. This trip is all on roads -- some highway, hardtop and gravel -- I need durability and high speed manners on all types of highway surfaces. The KLR and DL650 are also different -- the DL is about 15% heavier, puts out double the power, and can run well above the 270's speed limit. I'm not a hooligan, but I do run hard and sometimes fast -- the 270 is a respectable tire and on some bikes the right choice -- I just don't think it's what I need for this trip.