Just bought a set of Metzeler ME Z4s from www.parts411.com. Good commuting tire that's supposed to last a long time. I have done the research and 411 does have the cheapest prices for tires online. Definately worth a look.
I've gone through two sets of Dunlop 207's, one set Bridgestone BT010's, and I'm now running the Metzeler M-1 Sportec's on my '02 6R.
The traction nod goes to the M-1's. The consensus is that the Dunlops will slide around more, but it's predictable. The Bridgestones feel more planted, but when the let loose, watch out! I've run the Metzelers hard (one track day so far) and they stick like glue.
As for longevity, I got 5500 miles from the first set of 207's (back was THRASHED), 5000 from the second set, about 4500 from the BT010's and I've got about 2000 on the M-1's and they're still looking pretty good.
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