Ron, you have touched on a subject that will be sure to bring as many differant answers as people answering the question. On my 06 1100 Classic in 60k miles, I have tried Metzler ME880 thought they were like riding on marbles in the rain. Dunlop D402 were a great tire in the rain not long wear 13k miles. Currently have Perelli route 66 Good mileage better than the Metzlers not as good as the Dunlops in the rain. As far as price all are about the same. The Perelli's were slightly higher. The best all around tire was the Dunlop, for me anyway.
Hope this helps.