After working in the parts dept at a M/C dealer all summer, here's what I gather from people about tire choices. The Bridgestones are the best tire for life, but the worst of the big three for grip. The 207's don't last as long, but after warmed up, grip better. The Pilots grip really well, but due to their shape, the middle wears pretty quickly. The Pilots are shaped so there is a larger contact patch when leaned, but it's pointy, so that point gets warn down during freeway driving.