I don't know what the hell happened to the rest of that post but it's gone...what I was saying is that I have the new Pilot Road on the back and the pilot sport on the front. We went and ran today and it is a great tire....it took a few turns for it to warm up, but when it warmed up it stuck really well....got it rubbed all the way out in about seven miles of curves.
I got about 4,000 out of the BT56j and they did well. I got about 5,000 out of the pilot sports and ran them harder overall then the bridgestones. I also took them to the track and ran them all out for a day. Tire was great. Give them a chance to warm up and you won't be disappointed. Another tire I sell to a lot of busa owners is the Metzler Sportec M-1. Same review. Sticky and mileage. Keep in mind that I am a canyon carver so alot of the miles on the tire is on its side.
Bridgestone makes a dual compound tire for those that commute and do the twistie stuff.
I got about 4400 miles on the stock BT56 rear, but after 2200 miles, I've already squared off the Sport-tec M1. It's pretty sticky, but since I'm 100 miles from the closest twisties, most of my miles are on the flatlands and I tend to get a lot more straight miles unfortunately. I guess I'll probably try the Bridgestone BT010's next since I hear the mileage is reasonable and they are reasonably sticky in the curves as well.
I've tried the Pilot Sports: great tire, real sticky, not good for long distances though, Dunlop D207's: these suck.....period, Sportec M1's: same as Pilot's....whichever you can get cheaper. Lastly the Battleax. I personally didn't like em.....they took too long to heat up and didn't last for crap. The only reason I don't continue to run pilots is because we ride about 100 miles of almost straight from 90-180 MPH just to get to our favorite curvy road.....about a month of that every weekend and the rear pilot is done. That's the only reason I went to a pilot road.....kept the sport in the front though.