you need to run the new michelin EVO that comes out this may . Fuggin awesome tire.
there is no reason i should be running at the front with a top rider like Stefano mesa. no reason at all. The michelin tire is THAT good. i am lucky enough to have gotten an EVO front for 2 races at Daytona 2 weekends ago. TWO wins. as in beating everyone else. Then i used the SAME TIRE (not a new one, as we didn't have any more) and finished a very close 2nd to Stefano on his dunlops at Homestead miami speedway. His "home track".
The dunlop is an AMA/DMG spec tire.. used by very talented riders that go very fast , for 20+ laps. the tire is quite different in carcass hardness to the michelin and especially to the pirelli (that is a softer carcass tire). you can't even move a dunlop tire when it's' off the rim. It's that firm.
It's clearly a decent tire, and they pay some contingency, but i am of the firm belief, that a rider can go 1 second a lap faster on the michelin tire or pirelli. And i'm VERY certain michelin has the best tire in the paddock come May 2015.
i got to race the REAR evo in December 2014 at our final FL region race at Homestead. I posted my outright, absolute, fastest ever lap on a 600 in my 12 years of racing there. That was on the OLD VB font .. that is very very good by the way. The new front is even BETTER.
i highly suggest you at least try the new michelin before jumping off the dunlop ledge.