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S1000XR Chat => Tyres and Wheels => Topic started by: Winger on November 29, 2019, 04:00:33 PM

Title: Michelin Tyres
Post by: Winger on November 29, 2019, 04:00:33 PM
The joys of the net pair of Power RS and a rear 5 for £334
Title: Re: Michelin Tyres
Post by: smithy on November 29, 2019, 08:00:03 PM
*Originally Posted by Winger [+]
The joys of the net pair of Power RS and a rear 5 for £334

Exactly what l have mate...RS front is awesome.

Smithy.
Title: Re: Michelin Tyres
Post by: Mareng1 on November 29, 2019, 11:37:29 PM
Had a look at M&P prices for RS, and got £230 the pair.

Anywhere cheaper to tempt me?   :027:

Title: Re: Michelin Tyres
Post by: Winger on November 30, 2019, 07:17:19 AM
Oponeo RS Power £206 Road 5 rear £126.

Prices are all over the place not just now but for the last 6 months(at least) bought a pair of RS last May £200(All Tyre 365) couple of days later they were £245,checked around Monday and prices had dropped so i’m Just stocking up for next year.

Yes Smithy I do listen to you  :001: having done the same with Dunlop’s.
Title: Re: Michelin Tyres
Post by: Mareng1 on November 30, 2019, 09:56:42 AM
Thanks for that.  :028:

In two minds about switching to RS fronts/Road5 rears - Already got a spare pair of Roadtec-01 and like having tyres that can clear a bit of water if needed.   

I know they will probably never be as cheap again, though.
Title: Re: Michelin Tyres
Post by: Winger on November 30, 2019, 11:31:12 AM
*Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
Already got a spare pair of Roadtec-01 and like

Me too when M&P had that deal on with the Optimate 4 as well for £230,i’ve Got some some really contacts in the bike trade but non of them can match the big hitters when it comes to tyres and I buy stuff when it’s the right price rather than when I need them cuz they always cost more!!!
Title: Re: Michelin Tyres
Post by: Winger on December 04, 2019, 03:38:56 PM
See in today’s comic Michelin have introduced both a new version of the Road 05 and the same with the Power RS with new fangled names Power GP,Commander111.
Title: Re: Michelin Tyres
Post by: Warree on January 17, 2020, 07:00:58 PM
Can I ask opinions on RS fronts Road5 rears as opposed to Road 5 on both please?
Title: Re: Michelin Tyres
Post by: Winger on January 21, 2020, 10:14:07 PM
Smithy is your man to answer this he probably missed your post.
Title: Re: Michelin Tyres
Post by: smithy on January 22, 2020, 12:49:07 AM
*Originally Posted by Warree [+]
Can I ask opinions on RS fronts Road5 rears as opposed to Road 5 on both please?

TBH, I've not had the Road 5 on the front, only the RS front with the Road 5 rear.....I prefer a little better front grip and the front and rear seem to be wearing 1:1 rather than the usual 1 rear to 1-1/2 or fronts.

I did have RS front and rear at one stage and they have more grip than I have riding ability  :034: unfortunately the rear RS got badly punctured so I replaced it with a Road 5. I understand from other riders that the Road 5 front is very good as well....but I have no personal experience.

Smithy.

Title: Re: Michelin Tyres
Post by: SimonUK on January 22, 2020, 01:21:26 AM
*Originally Posted by smithy [+]
TBH, I've not had the Road 5 on the front, only the RS front with the Road 5 rear.....I prefer a little better front grip and the front and rear seem to be wearing 1:1 rather than the usual 1 rear to 1-1/2 or fronts.

I did have RS front and rear at one stage and they have more grip than I have riding ability  :034: unfortunately the rear RS got badly punctured so I replaced it with a Road 5. I understand from other riders that the Road 5 front is very good as well....but I have no personal experience.

Smithy.

Any thoughts on the RS in the wet/cold (although you probably don't get much of either)?? I am also thinking of going this route. I ran with Road3 rear and Power3 front on my K13S and those worked pretty well together.
Title: Re: Michelin Tyres
Post by: smithy on January 22, 2020, 03:13:52 AM
*Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
Any thoughts on the RS in the wet/cold (although you probably don't get much of either)?? I am also thinking of going this route. I ran with Road3 rear and Power3 front on my K13S and those worked pretty well together.

The RS is not great in the wet, also depends on the surface type and if there's oil/diesel etc.. (Road 5 is much better, IMHO I don't think there is a better tyre in the wet)....and I suspect if it were cold and wet...the RS would be even worse than when just wet.
As you mention, we don't get cold conditions were I am and I rarely ride in the wet if I can help it....Rarely gets into single figures celsius here in Brisvegas, even in the middle of winter..!

Smithy.
Title: Re: Michelin Tyres
Post by: Winger on January 22, 2020, 07:34:12 AM
I’ve done similar with Dunlop Sport Smart and Road Smart,borrowed a mates KTMGT to try out the end of 18 which had part Pirelli Angles which i’ve Encountered several times and are my pet hate,put a pair of Mich 5’s on and was very pleased.

Since then have 3 bikes onMich Power RS,and this winter having been stocking up for this year and have 2 pairs of such and a pair of 5’s,what is interesting the carcass of both tyres are nigh on identical in feel,where as the Dunlop’s where completely the opposite.

Bought a pair of Metz 01’s along the way...by comparison have far stiffer side walls.
Title: Re: Michelin Tyres
Post by: grizzle on January 22, 2020, 09:47:48 AM
Michelin RS in both the wet and very cold performed really well, no twitchy moments except for the gravel residue of gritting
Didn't get all the way over but they felt great
(https://cdn.img.s1000xr.uk/IMG-20200110-WA0022.jpg)
(https://cdn.img.s1000xr.uk/IMG-20200110-WA0024.jpg)
(https://cdn.img.s1000xr.uk/IMG-20200110-WA0026.jpg)
(https://cdn.img.s1000xr.uk/IMG-20200110-WA0020.jpg)
Title: Re: Michelin Tyres
Post by: Winger on January 22, 2020, 04:37:57 PM
Road 5 & RS

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=ssl:i.ibb.co/XFfbgvP/2020-01-22-16-26-26.jpg)
Title: Re: Michelin Tyres
Post by: grizzle on January 22, 2020, 10:05:21 PM
ooooooh...new tyres  :156:
Title: Re: Michelin Tyres
Post by: Winger on January 24, 2020, 06:49:43 PM
Stocked up for this year  :001:

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=ssl:i.ibb.co/1v91sWN/2020-01-24-16-54-47.jpg)
Title: Re: Michelin Tyres
Post by: PaulS1000XR on January 26, 2020, 02:15:41 PM
*Originally Posted by Winger [+]
Stocked up for this year  :001:

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=ssl:i.ibb.co/1v91sWN/2020-01-24-16-54-47.jpg)

Just how many years would that be? or are you selling tyres?  :305:
Title: Re: Michelin Tyres
Post by: Winger on January 27, 2020, 04:36:32 PM
With 3 bikes that use the same size tyres and and my hatred of riding on tyres that have lost their profile they’ll Not last all that long combine that when preferring to always go abroad with pretty close to new hoops.

As for selling them? Not likely but i’ve Plenty of mates that do.
Title: Re: Michelin Tyres
Post by: smithy on January 27, 2020, 07:45:34 PM
*Originally Posted by Winger [+]
i’ve Plenty of mates that do.

You've got mates..?? :164:

Smithy.
Title: Re: Michelin Tyres
Post by: Winger on January 28, 2020, 05:56:01 PM
*Originally Posted by smithy [+]
You've got mates..?? :164:

Smithy.

Yea and they/I all operate on the barter system :015:
Title: Re: Michelin Tyres
Post by: Jacal on January 30, 2020, 06:37:46 PM
Just ordered a pair of Road 5s for the bargain price of £199; add in another £30 for fitting and I'm a happy bunny. I was quoted £325 from my local tyre and BMW dealers.
Title: Re: Michelin Tyres
Post by: PaulS1000XR on January 30, 2020, 07:26:33 PM
*Originally Posted by Jacal [+]
Just ordered a pair of Road 5s for the bargain price of £199; add in another £30 for fitting and I'm a happy bunny. I was quoted £325 from my local tyre and BMW dealers.

Thats a great deal  :305: