I have been a fan of Pirelli Angel GT's ever since I put a set on my Aprilia RSVR1000. I've had good results with Michelin and Dunlop. When I purchased my used vfr1200f it had fairly new Bridgestone GT's on it (the newest Sport Touring dual compound version). This is the first experience with Bridgstones and I was really willing to give them a chance. But the more I rode the bike the more I disliked the feel. I fiddled with the suspension trying to figure out what was going on. Turned too fast and the bike just kind of wandered when going straight. Seemed overly sensitive to pressure on the bars. I started to regret getting this bike (started to hate it). I consulted the suspension guys at Hyperpro or some such company. I was thinking I needed a steering damper which is unheard of on the 1200. They said the bridgestones were a " truly bad tire" and start there. Sorry if I have hurt someone's feelings but they just didn't work for me. Put the Pirelli's on and the bike is now a pleasure to ride. Does everything intuitively. Holds the line going straight and just feels right. I am surprised how tires can make such a difference. Give them a try if you are in the market for some rubber. I did get the W rated tire for the rear.