How your motorcycle "feels" is primarily down to your tyres. Furthermore, the stock tyres which come with a motorcycle are not necessarily the best. To find what alternatives are available, you can visit the websites of most major tyre manufacturers and just select "Tyre finder" or "Tyre selector", or ask a professional tyre supplier and fitter, like reifen.com in Germany. Test reports in the trade press are also a valuable guide.
It's worth trying out a different set of tyres now and then because every biker has personal preferences, and all the major tyre brands are of a comparably high quality. You should, however, be extremely cautious when it comes to cut-price tyres from unheard-of brands. Your tyres are the last thing that you should be cutting corners on.
The most important types of tyre
The range of tyres currently on the market is as wide and diverse as the motorcycles on offer and the demands of the bikers who ride them. Specialisation is the key, which is why the following list of tyre types can only give you a broad idea of what is available. There is, of course, overlap between the individual categories.