The RE-11s feel a little heavier than the OEM Bridgestone RE010s and the sidewalls are not quite as stiff either. As a result - the RE-11s provide a more comfortable ride over the stock tires. I believe these will last longer as well given that their Treadwear Rating is 180 compared with 140 for the RE010s. The RE-11s grip well in the dry (as good as the RE010s) but are far superior to the RE010s in the wet. I'm happy with their performance thus far and will probably continue to use these in future unless Bridgestone come out with a replacement before I need to change tires again.