+1 on Bridgestones. Also would recommend dyna beads instead of traditional balance weights.
Google "Ride-On sealant and balancer" and view the video - if you aren't impressed you must own stock in Dyna Beads. Far better than Dyna Beads and your tire man won't give you stink eye for using it. Dyna Beads won't heal a puncture - case closed.
Gonna go with Avon Cobras when its time to retire. They have been highly recommended by riding buddies with decades of experience. Reviews bear out their comments.
2010 Midnight Cherry XR. 7Jurock, Lloydz AF, ATS, AFR tuned VFCIII, IAV, and T-6 and locally repacked pipes = big smiles. SOLD to a dear friend, so it's still in the family."
2017 Spyder F3 Limited - keeps this old guy in the wind and riding with friends.
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Tires are like toilet paper... everyone has a favorite brand. My 48 years of riding has convinced me that almost any brand but Dunlop are just fine. Metzlers for longevity... Avons for adhesion... Pirelli for both... etc. Keep trying different tires, they are changing all the time.