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Should a Q2 wear this fast?

Background: Newer rider with about 5k miles ridden. This particular tire has only about 4-4.5k miles on it. No track-days of any kind; I'm still learning how to ride.

First off, what the hell is with those patches? They're all over the sides.

Secondly, most of the tread is gone everywhere but the center. It's passed all the wear patches.

Is this even remotely normal mileage? I've tried to research this tire and people on liter bikes are getting 8, 10, even 12k miles on a front Q2. I don't understand how a sv650 did this much damage.

Oh, and would you recommend riding on this tire? I have new brake pads coming tomorrow and I kinda wanted to try them out...
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