Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vancouver, B.C. Canada
+1 for Bridgestone for their S line hypersport tires. After reading many tire reviews, shoot outs and comparison shopping, I've concluded that Bridgestones generally score mid to upper level performance but come in priced at the bottom so they're the best bang for the buck.
Pirellis seem to always take the top spot for performance but are also the highest priced and fastest to wear out which of course makes them the worst value.
I'll admit that I haven't had the opportunity to compare them personally, but as a street rider I'd never get the chance to wear out that many tires to compare. I'm on my 5th rear and 4th front tire (4 generations) of Bridgestones and they serve me well. All my previous sets have been hypersports with the exception of current set of sport touring and thought I'd experiment with sport tourings to see how much mileage I could squeeze out of them. Although the grip is incrementally lower (only a little), I know I would've replaced my rear again by now and I still have a lot of tread left.
2013 ABS, Bridgestone T30 Evo, Woolich, Danmoto shorty & link, Rifleman's 1/5th turn, K&N, GP shift, Gen5 shock/links/dogbone, geared (-1/+0), Shorai, EBC HH, AllBallz roller steering, Ohlins NIX30, Lightech adjusters. Bestem carbon. 50,000km+ and good so far.