I would be suspicious of any shop reccomending Continental tires. Not because they aren't any good, but they are unproven. this is the first year Continental has gotten into making modern motorcycle tires. I personally would be concerned they are simply trying to sell you something they are a dealer for. I could be wrong, they personally may have installed lots of them to 100's of satisfied customers, but I recently bought tires myself ( I prefer Michelins) and I was discussing the new Continental tires at 2 local shops near me, and they were all saying basically the same thing: Good price, but an unknown- I would feel better reccomending a more proven brand.