Well, the stock Scorcher's lasted to 11,500 miles. They gave me very good service and are not a bad tire; save the cost of obtaining them at the stealership. After a lot of reading and searching I settled on a set of Pirelli Night Dragons.
That was one of the best tire choices I made since the Pilot Road 2's for my XR. The Pirelli tires are not only a lot better in corners, they also absorb a lot more of the bumps and jolts of TX roads. Riding the NRS over the same roads I take to work every day I noted a big difference in the way bumps and corners are handled by the bike. Missing are the back killing jolts from swollen road seams; they are more like bumps now instead of "out of the seat lifting" jolts.
Now if the mileage is as good as they where on the Scorchers I will have found my tire for the NRS. In two weeks the NRS will go on a 3 to 4k trip and it will show how they hold up.