Do not confuse the off-the-shelf D208 with the OEM D208 on the Yamaha YZF-R1 and Honda CBR954RR, for instance. An OEM fitment often weighs less than its off-the-shelf counterpart, compromising performance to reduce the bike's dry weight.
The off-the-shelf D208 likely performs better in every way, including grip, than the D207.
A few guys around here have switched over to Michelin Pilot Sports and I've yet to hear a complaint. One of the guys (R1) loves 'em. My next set is either Bridgestone BT010's or Pilot Sports. But I think I can get the 010's cheaper so that's what I'll go with. I had 010's for a while on my old bike and really likes 'em. That was just street use.
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