Both tires are great! And no you don't need that MC the one on our bikes is fantastic!(07-12)
I could confirm what Felix said about the tires, though, for me, Dunlop yields a fraction of the mileage that others do, esp. the rear. I also don't have great confidence in them in the wet. Not sure where you live, so those factors may not be applicable. I have the most satisfaction from Bridgestone Battlax or Pirelli Diablo. They give me great feedback in wet or dry, on cool Autumn tarmac or sticky hot August track temps.
Any one who wants the most
performance from their bike is also going to push limits, with that comes greater reliance on deceleration from their brake system. No, the stock system is not adequate if one is riding at advanced levels. The O.E. master cylinder is merely adequate
. As are the spongy rubber lines and generic pads.They conform to a price point. They are not not top-level equipment. Hell, the O.E. m/c on the 10R is better than the one on the 6R. Let alone from really performance level equipment
Talk to the folks that are high 'B' or 'A' level riders - and I am also talking about aggressive street riding - public announcement: I'm not advocating any one break the motor code, if you do, exercise extreme judgement. Never ride recklessly in moderate-high traffic areas. If you engage in supralegal speeds, the onus is on you.
Once a skilled rider has used a modified brake system
they would be loathed to contend with lesser components. And it is a system, not merely 1 or 2 components, rather several that should be improved in order to realize/utilize maximum benefits. This in turn contributes to rider safety and enjoyment. There rightly ought to be an exponential advancement in skill level as the learning curve benefits from the superior system, though that certainly would not occur in all cases.
It's like having better tools in the kitchen or garage, once one has used Kitchen Aid, Cuisinart, Braun, or Thermador in the kitchen, or Craftsman, Mac, or Snap-on tools, those cheap tools from Harbour Freight don't seem like quite the bargain - again, they are merely adequate
I say this because I know from experience. I've modified nearly every bike I've own. And with each I become more selective with what I do and don't do. Ex: I think the two single best modifications one can do to their bike to improve performance and handling are: tuning the suspension with a top-shelf shock and new forks, or at the very least professionally rebuilt O.E. forks. Next, would be light weight forged Al wheels, or even better Mg wheels. But I'd probably not put the wheels on a bike that's largely a street bike, but absolutely on a race bike. And I'd do the modified suspension to both. Why? Aftermarket wheels are F-ing expensive, and one is not going to be in a place very often to take advantage of the improvement. Better suspension will aid a rider in every situation. And these two mods along with brake system improvements gain you the biggest yawns from others, even your bike riding mates. Visually, there's not a wow facter. (Though, a lot of people noticed my gold Carrozzeria wheels on my CBR 1000RR, even non-motorcyclists).
It's just me, but I believe a brake system that can stop one faster, and in shorter distances is a win-win. If 1-2 finger braking allows the rider to concentrate on the up coming corner apex, or crash debris on the road/track, or a child darting out from between parked cars is a positive thing, then I think one can ponder and even plan on the necessary items to upgrade their brake system. If you feel Super K has majestically bestowed you with the best 'stuff' than you will think what I've said is so much, "... Blah, blah-blah. Blah. Blah, blah, blah-blah..." And that's OK, too.