I've used, Bridgestone 002's, Michelin M2 Pilots, Pirelli Corsa's, Dunlop D208 GP (A)'s and Dunlop & Michelin slicks; They all made the bike handle & steer okay on the race track, can't really say what they are like on the street.
The Dunlop & Pirelli's were miles too soft (front & rear, slicks & street tyres), absolutely shredded them in half a dozen laps, that being said, I guess they maybe the better tyre on the street where they won't get pushed as hard?
What sort of mileage were people getting prior to having to change? I am fast approaching 4,000 miles with no real signs of squaring off my rear, however the front seems to have gone off bad big time due to heavy front end braking.
If I am gona get a few more thousand out of the back, it might be worth just changing my front end!
I got Pilot Race tyres instead of the Pilot Sport...still road legal though
Not too sure about having a 180 section though.....I keep turning in too quickly.
I suppose the profile of these tyres is more extreame than your average road tyre plus I've got fork dropped through by 10mm.
Managed to get them working well though...can feel more throught the bars now.....not sure if that s a good thing or not
Speaking of which...took me 2 trips to the Car shops to get the right tools to remove the front wheel...1 for the actual 14mm bit to undo the spindle and another to get the 8mm(I think) hex drive to get the calipers off.
The annoying thing is that these are the same calipers as on my Factory but totally different bolts!!!!