Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Not really "new", the 616 has been out for at least a couple of years. I thought about trying them, but other than the fact that they look kinda cool, there's really not much reason for me to use them instead of a true sport tire.
I've heard they're great in the rain, though. So if you do a lot of wet riding, they could be the ticket. I think someone here was using them, so hopefully they'll chime in.
The 616 is in the same category as the Pirelli Scorpion Sync, which is used on a lot of Multistradas, and is also a pretty good tire...