I too need to replace my tires, the aging D207's on my bike scare me at times to tell the truth. The bulk of this thread is just checking out the D208 vs. 207. I have taken much from the thread by 2bm, but still have questions of my own, the situation is a little different because of my bike.
First, I hear the D208 is great, just wary to go with more Dunlops, I know this is silly, but the brand does not instill confidence in me. Not saying my D207's are all bad, on the whole they are just fine, but they've let go twice on me, and thats two times more than any other tire I've had.
My bike decimates tires, 120+hp and 70+ft-lbs at the wheel see to that. So, durabilty is somewhat of a concern, still rather have grip over tire life. I do ride in the wet and cold, I'm on my bike year round so as great as drier oriented tires would be this summer I think I'd regret rennsports for the other times of the year. All in all I'm open to a faster wearing grippy tire, I just don't know where at all to start. There are so many good tires out there, it makes me wonder just which one to choose.
MAINLY, would I be wrong to go with the 208? Anyone had both the 207 and 208 on a similar bike to mine? Though I have a yearning to go and try something German, Italian, or British this time around. All opinions appreciated. Angus.