If I was getting a 180, I'd get a Michelin Pilot Race H2. If I were sticking with the 190, which is what I plan to do, I would (and will) get a Dunlop D207RR. Dunlops are good tires and I don't think AMA would use them so much if they weren't. My dealer told me the D208s that came on the R1 were basically just a replacement for the D207ZR. I think they do hook up better than the 207ZR's I ran on my R6, and he said the 207RR will hook up a lot better than the 208.