i would suggest spending up to 100% more (but you wont have to), for a good set of tires
My situation, thinking i'd stay 100% stock, i went with tires similar to the OEM's back when i got my 350F. Locally i could only find a Cheng shin front and a Kings Tire rear. while they worked fine, their durability was poor, wear was uneven, and i felt unsure with their traction. 2500 mi isnt enough. they were cheap, i wanted to ride...newbie mistake #18
i dont know much about the kendas, but i'd think you'll want to replace them well before a good set of tires typically wears out.
spend the money now, and spare yourself the hastle of finding a better set later on. its just wasted money now..
you'll get more mileage and great grip out of a quality tire. i went with the avon roadriders.
i paid $165 for both, shipped + $50 mount/balance.