Main Motorcycle: 1998 T595
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Pearland, TX
bsanorton, I favor Pirelli mainly because they don't cause a lot of headshake when riding on grooved pavement. Metzeler and Pirelli are the same company with differing tread patterns.
The '02 ran Pilot Powers, usually the medium temperature track compound, and they were quite good. Downside is they have a short lifespan and do react more riding over the rain grooves.
If the main role is street riding with just a couple of track days thrown in at the beginner or lower intermediate level I'd vote for a street touring tire. The Metzeler Z8 actually beat out my Angel STs in a comparo. An option worth considering, IMHO, as my Angels far exceeded my expectations.