Tire manufacturers continue to push the limits of tire evolution.There are some tires available that are very good but they do not get as much "press" as some of the others but they get the job done and they do it well at a nice price point. They are not "cheap tires" or "discount tires" but "good tires" at an "economical price point." Take a look at some of the tires I consider to be "good tires" at a "economical price point."
Yokohama Avid Touring S
A good tire that rides comfortably and is capable of handling light snow while preforming well on dry and wet surfaces with little road noise.
General Altimax RT
Offers a long wearing 70,000 mileage tread life warranty. Combines good wet and dry handling with a comfortable ride.
Yokohama Avid TRZ
Tire Rack has received over 19 million miles in tire reviews on the TRZ still ranking it in the top five within the standard touring tire category. Still a top contender.
Kumho Solus KR21
Blends good dry, wet and light snow traction and offers a comfortable quite ride.
Summitomo HTR T4
A tire to consider that offers good dry grip and steering response with a comfortable quiet ride.
Take a look at the the standard touring tires and check some of the tire reviews.