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    Michelin Power 5
    on: April 27, 2021, 09:42:59 am
    April 27, 2021, 09:42:59 am
    Now that it is getting warmer am thinking of fitting a pair of Power 5’s. Has anyone had experience of these? I am hoping to do a couple of track days so though these might do nicely as well.

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    Re: Michelin Power 5
    Reply #1 on: April 27, 2021, 02:54:18 pm
    April 27, 2021, 02:54:18 pm
    Run my X/R and KTM on nothing else, even the bike I have with a Road 5 on the back has Power RS on the front.

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    Re: Michelin Power 5
    Reply #2 on: April 27, 2021, 04:00:31 pm
    April 27, 2021, 04:00:31 pm
    @Winger what mileage do you get from your Power 5 (on the XR)?

    Have Power 5 on mine and do quite like them, but longevity is not looking good!

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    Re: Michelin Power 5
    Reply #3 on: April 27, 2021, 05:29:44 pm
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    I’m certainly not the person ask about how many miles...I haven’t worn a tyre out in the last 20 years...the moment the tyre starts to loose its profile it’s gone, even if we are going on a trip to Europe and run a Road 5 on the rear, don’t think i’ve Ever done 3000 miles even on one of those never mind an RS.

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    Re: Michelin Power 5
    Reply #4 on: April 27, 2021, 05:49:39 pm
    April 27, 2021, 05:49:39 pm
    Just curious, got 1600 miles on mine now, and the rear may make another 300 before it is at the wear bars.

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    Re: Michelin Power 5
    Reply #5 on: April 27, 2021, 08:03:21 pm
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    Yep  :002:

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    Re: Michelin Power 5
    Reply #6 on: April 27, 2021, 09:52:04 pm
    April 27, 2021, 09:52:04 pm
    *Originally Posted by Penpals [+]
    Now that it is getting warmer am thinking of fitting a pair of Power 5’s. Has anyone had experience of these? I am hoping to do a couple of track days so though these might do nicely as well.

    I'd take a hard pass on the Power 5s. Road 5s are equally good in the dry and better in the wet.... and don't wear out in 4000 miles. On my old ER6 I got a set of Road 5s, done 14k miles, replaced with Power 5, rear was finished after 4500 miles, front still plenty ok, I decided to replace the rear with a Road 5 with Power 5 still on the front, it turned out to be an absolutely fantastic combo. The Power 5 fronts are much steadier and offer better feedback than the Road 5 fronts, and mixed with the longer lasting Road 5s they've worn about equally, I've finished this road 5 in about 11k miles and replaced both tyres as a set Fronts lasted 15k!!!! I've decided to intentionally mix these 2 again as the results are fantastic. Profile is similar on both tyres and the Power 5 fronts are still plenty good in the wet. Only the rears wear like soft cheese. Judging from what others are saying here I'd wager the rears are even worse on the XR. I've tracked the ER6 with that tyre combo and go knee down a couple times so Road 5 rear + Power 5 front gets my seal of approval.

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    Re: Michelin Power 5
    Reply #7 on: April 27, 2021, 10:17:35 pm
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    got a whopping 2700 miles from a  Road 5 rear not what I would call stellar mileage, not a bad tyre either. For me most tyres out there are better than my ability, so it comes down to cents per mile.

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    Re: Michelin Power 5
    Reply #8 on: April 27, 2021, 10:20:36 pm
    April 27, 2021, 10:20:36 pm
    *Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
    got a whopping 2700 miles from a  Road 5 rear not what I would call stellar mileage, not a bad tyre either. For me most tyres out there are better than my ability, so it comes down to cents per mile.

    That's quite odd. From what I've seen other say Road 5s should last close to 10k even on this bike. As I said i did trackdays on the ER6 and I didn't baby it through twisties or city riding either. When I replaced the 2nd set which have done 11k they were still above the wear bars, it was the front that was done. Power 5s are definitely significantly worse wearing though, rears at least.

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    Let me caveat that with the fact that the Angel GTs on this bike lasted 8k miles before failure due to manufacturing or whatever caused that, and by all accounts Road 5s last longer than Angel GTs.
    Last Edit: April 27, 2021, 10:21:54 pm by Antares

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    Re: Michelin Power 5
    Reply #9 on: April 28, 2021, 03:03:22 am
    April 28, 2021, 03:03:22 am
    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    That's quite odd. From what I've seen other say Road 5s should last close to 10k even on this bike.

    It's probably where Simon lives, road surfaces vary massively state to state, some are incredibly abrasive.

     



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