Hi Kim how are you? well I have two sets of tires, as you might know- yokohama avs es100 and michelin pilot sport.
some say the es100s don't grip that well but i beg to differ. solid grip in dry and wet...inspires great confidence. any slippage at maximum cornering is totally under control and it doesn't give up without a fight. they provide a firm but nice ride due to the stiffer sidewalls and for an "ultra high performance" tire, noise levels are low
hmm what else can i think of...oh yeah, they also takes potholes well.
(i highly recommend this tire- don't listen to all those naysayers!!!!!!!!!!)
as for the michelin pilot sport- good handling but terrible road noise, especially at low speeds and from what i hear, it has bad thread wear. i've also read problems regarding the sidewall but i do not know the details of that. overall a DECENT performance tire with a terrible price tag.
good luck in your search for new tires