I'm having to use my Ktm 525 exc to get around on the road a lot more now as It has become my only transport for the time being. I had brand new Pirelli MT16's front and back. Front is wearing ok but the rear is wearing down super quick and is at about half tread after about 1000km (sorry I'm an Aussie) also cracking at the bases of each centre knob and have already had one knob totally ripped off like it has been cut with a knife. The others are cracking at the same point and I am sure soon I will lose a lot more. Have I got a dud tyre or is this just what happens to knobbies on the road? As the bike is currently doing 90% road duty, what kind of tyres would you recommend? I don't want to go full road style as I still like to hit the trails on the weekend so I need a comprimise. Also what compound do you recommend to last longer and still handle ok on the road?