Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Chattanooga, TN, USA
First, let me say you have incredible taste in motorcycles.
If you can get the dealership to swap out the tires and not just lose the expense of a set of tires, go for it. I really don't understand why Ducati put these tires on the PP. If swapping tires is you just tossing the stock tires and the cost of a new set of tires, give them a chance first. I've hustled them pretty well and not run into any real problems. My complaints are that they don't handle rain as well as the Michelin Pilot Road series and that they don't warm up quickly in the cold. Their grip is appropriate for riding a brisk, but reasonable pace on the street. They feel pretty well planted at heavy lean.
As for a replacement, I'd recommend the Pirelli Angel GT or the Michelin Road 5. I've been a big Michelin fan for years and never been overly fond of Pirellis. The new Angel GTs have my blessing. The Road 5 is also a wonderful tire. It handles wet weather unbelievably well. I'm recommending these tires assuming you are going to be doing similar riding as me which is touring and playing in the mountains. Needing some miles out of a tire and capable of handling some wet weather while also being great in the mountains. If you aren't putting many miles on the bike, hell, get something sportier like the Pilot Power 3 or or Rosso III.
2018 Multistrada PP, 2012 Hypermotard 1100 Evo SP, 1995 900SS/SP