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    Michelin Launch Road 6
    on: January 04, 2022, 03:49:16 pm
    January 04, 2022, 03:49:16 pm
    Almost looks like an off road tyre ...  :033:

    https://www.michelinman.com/motorcycle/tires/michelin-road-6

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    Re: Michelin Launch Road 6
    Reply #1 on: January 04, 2022, 06:32:46 pm
    January 04, 2022, 06:32:46 pm
    Damn, and I just got all happy road 5s are in stock again at reasonable prices!! haha

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    Re: Michelin Launch Road 6
    Reply #2 on: January 05, 2022, 11:54:11 am
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    Looks good and impressive claims  :046:
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    Re: Michelin Launch Road 6
    Reply #3 on: January 05, 2022, 11:59:57 am
    January 05, 2022, 11:59:57 am
    Actually any idea when this will be in stores? From what I read prices will be the same as the road 5 right now or 10-15 quid more for a set and I need the tires in 2 weeks time or so, I'd rather put these on than the 5s if the claims are true, especially with the front tyre being 2ct+, I thought the fronts were a little vague on the Road 5 (still very very good though.

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    Re: Michelin Launch Road 6
    Reply #4 on: January 05, 2022, 12:25:27 pm
    January 05, 2022, 12:25:27 pm
    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    Actually any idea when this will be in stores? From what I read prices will be the same as the road 5 right now or 10-15 quid more for a set and I need the tires in 2 weeks time or so, I'd rather put these on than the 5s if the claims are true, especially with the front tyre being 2ct+, I thought the fronts were a little vague on the Road 5 (still very very good though.

    they are on the UK website now, which wasn't the case a few days ago so contact your local tyre suppliers. Protyre and Blckcircles don't have them listed yet.
    https://www.michelin.co.uk/motorbike/tyres/michelin-road-6

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    Re: Michelin Launch Road 6
    Reply #5 on: January 05, 2022, 12:34:53 pm
    January 05, 2022, 12:34:53 pm
    Yea I saw that, all suppliers that already list them still all say "Out of stock" for now though.

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    Re: Michelin Launch Road 6
    Reply #6 on: January 05, 2022, 12:54:03 pm
    January 05, 2022, 12:54:03 pm
    I also run a K16GT for touring and the Road 5 got withdrawn for that bike as the tyre was too wide (the 190 was coming out at 203 - 204mm) and rubbing on some swingarms  :005:  I hope this one fits OK.

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    Re: Michelin Launch Road 6
    Reply #7 on: January 05, 2022, 07:24:59 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Belco100 [+]
    I also run a K16GT for touring and the Road 5 got withdrawn for that bike as the tyre was too wide (the 190 was coming out at 203 - 204mm) and rubbing on some swingarms  :005:  I hope this one fits OK.

    Similar to the Dunlop Roadsmart IV's I fitted a few months ago....the 190/55/17 I measured it at a tad over 200mm and is very close to touching the chain guard on my Gen-1....must say I'm very impressed with them as a set though, very confidence inspiring....Front seems to be quite sensitive to pressure though, just 2-3 psi lower than the 36psi spec will cause some cupping. The rear is very good indeed. Very good in the wet and I'd go so far as to say on par with the Road 5's.

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    Re: Michelin Launch Road 6
    Reply #8 on: January 12, 2022, 12:35:29 pm
    January 12, 2022, 12:35:29 pm
    Been out and about today...doing the happy new year thing with mates in the trade  :002:...got to see a 5&6 next too each other....totally different shapes and the 6 comes up bigger, so i’d advise folks who want to go that route ‘Do your home work’ cuz similar they ain’t....one assumes Mich have done their home work so who knows  :164:

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    Re: Michelin Launch Road 6
    Reply #9 on: January 12, 2022, 12:59:05 pm
    January 12, 2022, 12:59:05 pm
    'Different shape'?

    I've never fitted Road 5, but understand that they have quite a 'peaky' profile compared to others - are the Road6 less so?

    Maybe now is the time to look for cheap Road 5s  :084:

     



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