I guess i dont "try and keep up with the Jones'es" I buy what works for me, I have been debating this since i came to this forum. I have Dunlop 218's and i love em. They work for me. They are a lil cheaper (in price) to the pilot powers. They are something im comfortable on. So that i dont have an unbias opinion, 2 weeks ago i picked up some Power Races. So that i could get a feel for what every one says is the "best" tire. Hell i remember when ppl wouldnt buy anything but Pariellies(sp) or Metzlers.."They are the best ever!" I didnt go with that. I rode what was the best for me. Not the best for everyone else...This is not a pissing contest for me. Regardless of what ppl say i will still buy what suits me best. Bottom line.