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Sizes may be a limiting factor for you.
Do you want a full sport tire or a sport touring tire? I always run full sport tires, but my son likes his sport touring tires on his VFR just fine. I've run ContiSport Attacks, Bridgestone BT-016 Pros, and am currently running a new set of Michelin Pilot Power RSs. We have a set of Dunlop Q3s on another bike of ours that are very good as well. I have noticed the Michelin RSs don't like to be cold, and will squirm and slide until warm. The Q3 are quicker to warm-up. The BT-016 was quicker as well.
If I were buying a set of sport tires right now I would buy the new Q3+, but not sure if those are available in the sizes you need. I had a set on order, but there were production problems and delays so I went with the Michelins.
I've had Pirelli cycle and auto tires recently, and found that they are good when new but deteriorate quickly - so those are out for me.
Some people have had good luck with the less expensive tires like Shinko, but i tend to stick with the top brands and not sweat the cost.