don't you think two of your above mentioned points contradict each other? I would have read/heard atleast a hundred times that michelins are not good for bad roads due to their soft sidewalls but haven't come across a single incident where someone reported a side wall cut!! I have been running on Michelin PLC 195/65 R15 for last 18500+ kms and my experience with them goes like this: Positives: 1. Ride quality is very good. 2. NVH i feel is ok. 3. Handling is good but can't really compare with other tyres because my previous tyres were 165/80 R14. 4. I have driven on all kinds of roads with these tyres, have been to ooty, coonoor, coorg, yelagiri, munnar etc. 5. Have driven in heavy rains on highways as well as ghats. 6. Even in the city i drive on broken roads potholes etc every day! Negatives : 1. Sidewalls are indeed soft (they are not weak mind you) so i feel handling could have been better with harder sidewalls but then Ride quality would not have been so good. Hence this is not really a negative point but its a matter of choice. we can't really have the best of both worlds. Read ride quality and handling. General: 1. In order to maintain them well, have got alignment/balancing done thrice. 3. Two of the tyres have had a total of three punctures in city due to nails.