I keep hearing recommendations for the Pirelli Angel GT tires.
Let me know how things go for you.
I have ~2500 miles on the OEM Battelax tires currently, they're nice for stock and for a commuter (mostly and currently) I feel like the life is too short for how I've been riding (70 miles round trip for work 5 days/week, mostly 55+mph).
On a side topic, I'm torn between what to do as for exhaust/FC mods. I've been reading
posts about the subject a bit (and tune Subarus myself) but would really like to get a Yoshi R-77 Carbon slip-on and a link-pipe, yet I hear deleting any of the CATs can cause a lean A/F ratio. My dealer says Kawasaki is pretty good about mods as long as they aren't the cause of the failure..SO I'd like to be heard, but if I won't cause damage with the Yoshi R-77 Carbon/link-pipe W/OUT the PCV/Bazzaz...will I regret it 10k miles later this year?
I have a riding buddy who racks up lots of street miles, and works at a bike shop. He runs them, so I tried the Pirelli Angel GT
tires, and can say I liked them, they return very favourable tread life, Not an 'A' class trackday tire, but for street use, they are OK; I also ride in the rain and was very pleased with their characteristics. I like them mainly autumn through winter and into early spring. Look at their tread design, no not the Angel/Demon jizz, but their grooves are very deep
, so that tells you it handles the wet. This tire has also set world records for greatest miles/@100+ mph/over a single 24-hr period. So they have the mileage, but can run safely a high speeds for long periods. And I would go with them again, but...
On the Bridgestone
topic, I love
their sport tires, most esp. their Rosso
series. These I trust them at the track. But that's most often warm and dry. And even in the cool and damp I trust them. I trust them on the street. If I was as fast as I once was, I'd be on the Supercorsa SP V3. But, I am not as I once was. Oh joy, the old me can save massive amounts on tires
I also like Michelin Pilot Power
series very much, too. The one brand I'm not a fan is Dunlop
... unless you are running it only on the track. And you have a Dunlop sponsor. I don't like their wet weather abilities; and if you're not a trust-fund baby, their tread life is comparable to a gnat's life span. Now, in all fairness my Dunlop experiences have been on Litre sportbikes: 996S, 900RR, 954RR, R1s & 1000RR. I have not used them on a middle-weight Super Sport bike.
Others may experience vastly differing outcomes, C'st la vie