I put a set of Michelin pilot 4’s on my 08 last summer. Fantastic tires. Can’t say much about longevity yet as there’s only about 3000 miles on them. not showing much wear and unbelievable performance.
I put michelin road 5's on my bike . I put Michelin on my truck because they grip and last. I had a flat on my truck and michelin gave me $87 dollars credit toward a new tire because of the tread depth. I had no tire hazzard warranty no other tire company would do that
Put a set of Michelin road 5 GT's on yesterday. Went out for a short ride last night to scrub them in and already impressed. Very sticky tire and they build heat fast. The tire shop said the mileage on them is great too. On the higher end price wise. I hope they last.
I just installed Dunlop Roadsmart III tires today. Believe the hype! The best street tire I’ve experienced. Amazing edge grip, good braking and incredible steering-very light and precise. And the tires are not even broken in. Highly recommend.
No tire exists at this time that could last 30K on a sport or sport touring bike.
An FZ1 is more akin to an R1 than a Goldwing. By the time a tire has been in service for two years it’s time for replacement, high miles or low. I’m happy to get 5,000 miles on any set of tires.
Think on it; the only thing keeping your behind off the pavement are the two relatively small contact patches of rubber. No single component on your bike is more important than the tires.