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Offline Kevin1953

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Michelin Pilot road 4 vs Pilot road five
« on: October 06, 2018, 04:08:39 PM »
Just about to replace the OEM tyres on my XR.
My favourite tyre of late hs been the Michelin PR4 which has been amazing on the last 3 1200 RT's that I've had. I'm seriously considering the PR5 which apparently is even better. Has anyone changed from PR 4 to PR5 and can you tell if they are different? better or worse? Not interested in any other options as it will only be 4 or 5 that I go for.
Thanks in advance  :305:

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Re: Michelin Pilot road 4 vs Pilot road five
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2018, 08:04:07 PM »
Never been a fan of the Mich 2/3/4 but I had a set of 5’s fitted on the KTM GT I borrowed for 3 weeks and was mighty impressed.

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Re: Michelin Pilot road 4 vs Pilot road five
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2018, 08:59:52 PM »
 See if you can get 4s on special - as there can only be incremental improvements now.

Get the 4s - You’re not gonna crash.


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Re: Michelin Pilot road 4 vs Pilot road five
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 10:23:16 PM »
Please... 4s? Why?
Go get the Road5 as they are called now. Have them on my 18 XR and are fabulous. Best tire there is even in torrential downpours.
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Re: Michelin Pilot road 4 vs Pilot road five
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2018, 08:30:06 AM »
because they could be cheaper now they are the outgoing model.


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Re: Michelin Pilot road 4 vs Pilot road five
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2018, 09:10:39 AM »
yes I did  and still am
 considering that option. Heading to Spain 2 weeks today so got 2 weeks to decide LOL

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Re: Michelin Pilot road 4 vs Pilot road five
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2018, 09:22:25 AM »
If you like to ride in a bit of a spirited manner then go the 5.

Otherwise, the 4 is a great general duties tyre as well.

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Re: Michelin Pilot road 4 vs Pilot road five
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2018, 10:55:41 AM »
Just buying another set of Conti Road Attack 3's - £290 fitted. Current set were great and did over 6k miles.  :305:
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Re: Michelin Pilot road 4 vs Pilot road five
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2018, 04:54:48 PM »
290 quid  :005: ouch

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Re: Michelin Pilot road 4 vs Pilot road five
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2018, 05:50:54 PM »
*Originally Posted by Winger [+]
290 quid  :005: ouch

Similar price to the other big name stuff - PR5, RT01, Angel etc. Softer tyres are a little cheaper but only half the life. You pays your money and takes yer choice  :305:
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