Tire Choice Help Needed
I ride a 2018ES that I purchased new last October. It has the factory fitted BT 023 at present but will need a tire change soon. I'd like a little direction as to what might be my best option.
I'm 6'0" tall and 163lb (I made a deal with my tapeworms, - I don't get fat and they don't go hungry).
My wife is 185lb but rarely rides with me.
I ride with the side cases full time and each has around 6lb in them.
Riding is 50% highway, 50% country roads. From time to time I do long trips, - maybe 600 miles a day.
Highway riding speed here in Texas is 80-90mph.
I'm a typical 7/10 rider. I enjoy having fun in the corners but generally don't push the envelope, although from time to time I do get a bug up my bum and let her rip.
I hardly ever ride in the rain but I do ride year round, so cool weather performance (below 40F) is a consideration.
I've narrowed the shortlist (in no particular order) to:
Michelin Pilot Road 4
Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
Michelin Road 5 GT
Pirelli Angel GT 'A Spec'
Avon Storm 3D X-M
What say the collective?