Used to have the D205's on My Buell M2L Cyclone. They lasted 6000 miles. Considered the D220's, but chose the new Pirelli Diablo instead. I figured that in an Emergency, I wanted all the Grip I could get! In Your case, check-out the Metzeler Sportecs, pretty much like the Diablo, but may wear slightly better, and can be purchased for less money. Metzeler and Pirelli have some sort of 'arrangement', so both tires are somewhat similar. The Diablos have much better grip than the D205's, plus the bike tracks straighter and turns-in easier. Go Figure! MO has tests on both. I would have considered the Michelin Pilots, but have not had good luck with Michelin, in the past, in the rain... And the D208 is a very-soft compound, and I doubt I would reach 3000 miles with them!