Let's not talk about cars and and also not the EU as if they are on the same page because on some subjects they're not even reading the same book.
Tyres on new bikes also aren't the tyres you think and that's a part i don't understand why they do it the way they do.
Bike manufacturers go to the tyre manufacturers with a price they want to pay and minimum demands what the tyre need to achieve.
Tyre manufacturers then take a regular mold but fill it with a lesser mix of parts and material to require the minimum demands for the lowest price resulting in a tyre that wears down in no time.
And that's the part i don't understand because in my opinion you loose a lot of customers. When is have a tyre like that on a new bike don't knowing this i will look at the brand and say "I will never buy this sh#t for myself".
What was on the NC? I think is was a Michelin because i know they where factory mounted on new NC's at some point. They renew the OEM contracts about every 2 years and then the brands can also change when another company comes with a lower offer within the requirements.
I know the CB500X (previous model) had Michelins witch lasted about 2000mls but the same tyre bought from the (tyre)dealer lasted more than 7000mls on that same bike (bike of a friend witch he bought new).
And to be clear.
I don't say you have to buy the tyre recommended by the manufacturer or even dealer but i say don't mix if you don't know what tyres really are and do (or don't do). No matter what others say.
Asking on forums is a good thing but you have to use it as a guideline and filter out what's not for you.
You also have to know that facts are facts but for some parts a personal wish or need changes those facts.
Tyres and windscreens are the 2 items on witch that apply the most.