I've been running Bridgestone BT series on my 98 VFR for most of its life. I think BT021 are the current model, but they may have changed. Also have heard good things about the Michelin Pilot series (two different models I think). Used to run a lot of Dunlop and Metzeler tires on the CBR. Even tried a set of Avons on the VFR once. Too many choices and not enough real distinct differences (to me).
Remind me sometime later and I'll pass along more info on recent pricing and where I've been buying tires.