If you are in the market for the perfect sport bike tire, I HIGHLY recommend the Michelin Pilot Power 2CT. It has a hard compound in the center of the tire for straight line/street riding. It has a very soft compound on the shoulder of the tire that is perfect for sharp corners with a steep lean. I have never in my life ridden a more stable, corner friendly, smooth riding tire. Everybody at the little shop I go to uses them. Literally. Now I see why. Just wanted to pass along a product that is nothing short of perfect, to me. I see myself buying these tires for a VERY long time to come. Hope this helps somebody out there.