Tires are a very big issue with most sportsbike riders, especially when it comes to riding all year round. The problem is that historically what worked in the heat of the hot season usually struggled when the weather gets a bit cooler – and were just plain dodgy in the raining season.
People tried sticking touring tires on their sportsbikes to help keep them upright all year round. Sadly, when the hot season temperature is upon you you're effectively left with a knobbled sportsbike. However, things have got a lot better in the last few years and there are now a few tires we could recommend for all round road use on a +150 horsepower sportsbike. Our old favorite, the Michelin 2CT, is still going strong, but the Dunlop Qualifier II and RoadSmart or Metzeler's Sportec M5 are also a good choices. So now you know what to fit, make sure you keep an eye on the pressures as the temperature changes so that your hot pressures are always hovering around the 34 psi mark.