Ok, so finally got a decent amount of ride time on them in some real mud. - My bike is 1040cc with a roughly 2800 stall clutch set-up, current shift-out around 6k(needs to be closer to 7, different story). This is a TRV(2-seat) t-cat, so not a light bike & I was riding double.
Mud - They hold their own against laws/backs, but definitely need a bit more wheel speed to do so. Thick mud in 2wd + reverse = not happening. Lug spacing is just too tight for this. Several times I tried to back-up w/o flipping into 4 and the only direction it went was down. I went to 4, walked up & out though. - IMO as long as you have enough wheel speed they will go wherever the others will, but not as quickly/easily.
Trails/hardpack - No matter what speed, they feel very smooth/stable & hook-up better than the a fore mentioned mud tires. Seemed to climb a tad better as well, likely due to the smoother tread contact.
Overall I would consider these a true "all-terrain" tire. Not necessarily the best at any one thing, but good all-around. - They will likely end-up on my honduh, as I'd like to put the t-cat on the OL2's to optimize it more in the mud.
Our drinking crew has a mudding problem"
'11 Max Limited
JP's customs 4" lift, snorkels & rad relocate
30" Motoboss/MSA Pilots - 32's were fun, but not on the trails.....lol
new build coming......