I used that MITAS on the rear of my old DR650.
It was really good on the pavement and got great km's out of it.
In the dirt it was pretty good for traction in a straight line and was easy to 'kick-it-out' on the curves.
On the gravel FSR's it was a different story.
On the loose gravel , slight turning caused the rear to slide out bad while under throttle.
The tire has a good pattern for fwd grip almost like a paddle, but the lugs are too big and close together for the side grip. It's almost like 1 wide lug from 1 side of the tire to the other side.
...although ur results may vary