You are correct. I peeled off a perfectly good set of stock Bridgestones off my FJR and put on PR3's. What a difference. It rides like a different bike. Stable over tar snakes and gravel. Last summer I rode down to Deals Gap. On the way home I encountered heavy rain in Knoxville. The puddles on the freeway were so deep the wash off my front tire knocked my feet off the pegs. The bike didn't flinch.Michelin Pilot Road 3's (aka PR3's) seem to be loved by just about everybody.
However I am putting the sporty versions of these on my FZ-09: The Pilot Power 3's. In fact I just ordered them tonight.