Cheers for the reply.
I agree with you RE the Pirellis, they do look the better of the dual purpose tyres and previous experience with them actually being good tyres, think i will get them for the front.
Looking at those Shinko tyres, my opinion says they are too cheap, I don't want to have to spend money, but if i have to i want to make the right choice and if need be pay for it. However, if i was to put the bike into more heavier off road use than commuting mainly i would go for some cheaper tyres so they can be trashed a little more off road with less concern.
When you say the Heidnau felt like a compromise, could you elaborate more on that?
I still have a fair few thousand miles left on my current ones but tbh, they suck balls in the wet, and in jolly old England it rains as much as it snows in Canada.