I've been a fan of Michelin Pilot Powers for some years. They worked on my 1000rr and my Aprilia Tuono. After the Tassie tour I needed to replace the original PP's and did so with the new PP 2CT's. Immediately I noticed a change in performance. I've always known of and been aware of new tyre slipperyness, but it has never really bothered me. The 2CT's were the worst I'd experienced, to the point where I nearly crashed leaving my driveway!! Initial concerns overcome I ran the tyres for some time. The grip of the 2CT's was beyond doubt. In corner, the tyre never slipped or caused any cause for concern. However, the initial turn in was different to what I'd known before. The feeling was one of vagueness, with no positive feedback from the front end at all. Basically, the transition from the upright to the lean did not inspire confidence, however, once in the turn the bike was perfect. The 2CT's run a softer edge than the standard PP with a standard PP centre. I believe it was this transition that I was having problems with. After about 10,000kms (no problems with longevity) the front was fairly rooted. Time for a new tyre. Not wanting to mix and match, I ditched the partially worn rear as well (2 rears to one front). I've been using Bridgestone's on the SV, BT002 Race compound front and BT090 Pro rear. I've been really happy with the BT002 front and quite happy with the rear. I've avoided Bridgestones for some years but decided to give them a go for the Tuono. First off, there are two types of BT002. You can use the Pro or the Street. The Pro is a race tyre and not recommended for street use. They have a long warm up time and a narrow temperature range. Grip is exceptional but with poor life. Both types are available in common sizes, however only the pro is available as 190/55 which was my rear of choice. I settled on the 180/55 to see if this improves the turn in. Front is a 120/70. Tyres fitted, first up was a brief ride to make sure all nuts and bolts are ok. The tyres are very slippery after fitting and I could feel them move under me. Be careful! Today was the proper bed in ride. I spent about 70kms taking time to work the edges, get heat into them and 'feel' them in. The edges are still slippery, but judicious throttle and careful turn in expand the envelope all the time. The next 200km's were spent learning the tyres and the different turn in rate with the 180/55 rear. The tyres are confidence inspiring. The transition from straight ahead to lean is seamless and very quick. Mid corner grip is very very good. Getting the bike from lean to upright is very easy and noticeably easier than with the PP 2CT's. The bike is stable but easy to turn. Downsides. The BT002 are road legal, but have very few water dispersing grooves on the outer edge of the tyre. The sea/land ratio is very much in favour of land! The grooves that are there are sufficient for sedate wet weather riding, but an all weather tyre it is not. Wear. These tyres will not last long. I can already see that they wear in a far more agressive manner than the 2CT's. Whether this is important to you depends on your budget and riding style. Profile. The 190/55 would be the better profile, but not idea in a race compound. I am going to the NSW Alps in a week and can't guarantee the weather. If I was riding locally and purely for fun I'd take the risk and go for the race compound and make sure the tyres are hot before I do anything aggressive. As I can't, I won't. Maybe next time! Tyres are a very subjective item. These are my opinions and I know lots of people who swear by the 2CT's. I also know riders who can't handle Pirelli Super Corsa's and others who think they're fantastic. But if you're looking for a change and are happy to take a punt, go for the 002's.