I have always been a flag waver for having the same front and rear tire. Why would I argue against a tire manufacturer? Recently my attitude has changed about this.
There are only two mixes I have used.
Pilot Power CT2 front & Pilot Road 2 rear. At first the bike did not feel right. I was very hesitant in corners but after about 500kms they felt great! It was a great mix and I would run it again.
Recently I had a set of Pirelli Angel ST (horrible rear tire IMHO). I was forced to get a new rear tire on a road trip in a small town. They had a Dunlop Qualifier 1409. I didn't want the tire but I had no choice. Now I have a Pirelli Angel ST up front and a Dunlop Qualifier 1409 (Dunflop??) on the rear. This should be interesting. Well it was. It turned out to be one of the best set of tires I have ever had. Not sure why but I felt rock solid around any corner. The rear turned in faster than the front which would normally cause me concern but it just worked. I really don't have a good explantion for it.
What tire mixes have worked for you? What haven't?