Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Auckland, New Zealand.
If you are doing a lot of upright riding between your twisties, you should look at a dual compound tire. Most manufacturers have a least one dual compound, some have a few, ranging from sport-touring to hypersports.
I'm using Michelin Pilot Road 3s, and can't fault them, but I hate and avoid riding in the rain anyway (wuss!), so I will probably replace them with something with a bit stickier. If you are commuting, or you ride regularly in the rain, the PR3s are a great choice. I certainly have no complaints about them.
As for road pressure settings, in most cases the tire manufacturers actually recommend using the motorcycle manufacturer's tire pressures. In Honda's case, 36f 42r. I've played around with lower pressures on my Michelin Pilot Road 3s, but I've found the most consistent feel is with those pressures. Track pressures are a different story, but I wouldn't use the PR3s as a trackday tire anyway. I'm about 190, plus 15 with riding gear.