R1 or Rivals from BFGoodrich are supposedly on or above par with those Yokohamas and the Potenzas, with much better wet control. R1 has less wet capability than the Rival, however they do have more grip. At a price.
I have not personally tested these however the tire specialist over at Motortrend seems to agree with the posted claims from BFGoodrich about the Rivals.
Rival at 150-170 a tire is not terrible on price either. R1 will cost a pretty penny for a full set. Hopefully I can soon at least get the front two on Rivals soon.