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Old 02-14-2014, 06:01 PM   #16
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I've got Road 4's on as well. Haven't really done much on them yet other than commuting, but they perform amazingly well in the rain. A bit of a round profile rather than a V that I normally like, but they work well. As was said, there isn't really any major price advantage by going with 2's or 3's, so I opted for the 4's. When I had the 2's, after about 5-6k miles, they tended to not stick so well in the twisties. I'm hoping the 4's will work better, and they are supposed to last longer. Never got a chance to try the 3's.
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:39 PM   #17
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I've got Road 4's on as well. Haven't really done much on them yet other than commuting, but they perform amazingly well in the rain. A bit of a round profile rather than a V that I normally like, but they work well. As was said, there isn't really any major price advantage by going with 2's or 3's, so I opted for the 4's. When I had the 2's, after about 5-6k miles, they tended to not stick so well in the twisties. I'm hoping the 4's will work better, and they are supposed to last longer. Never got a chance to try the 3's.
I agree with the wet grip. I got in about 300 miles on them the other day and I was going easy on them at first, but by the end of the day I was dragging toes on wet roads and the braking in wet was awesome! Those PR4s are hands down the best tire I have ridden for wet traction.

Here's a link to that ride I tried them out on. We had pretty much every situation on this ride to try them out on.

http://www.spiritstrike.com/blog/201...otorcycle-ride
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:47 PM   #18
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Until we see what mileage the 4 gets it's just another tire.
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:50 PM   #19
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Until we see what mileage the 4 gets it's just another tire.
We don't care about mileage.
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:46 AM   #20
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We don't care about mileage.
If you don't care about mileage then you have plenty of other options available. This tire is all about having an appropriate amount of grip while still returning very good mileage. It is not meant to dominate the twisties.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:35 AM   #21
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If you don't care about mileage then you have plenty of other options available. This tire is all about having an appropriate amount of grip while still returning very good mileage. It is not meant to dominate the twisties.
I'm all about mileage. I run Metz. Marathons and age them in the hot garage attic for a summer to harden them up.

it's we who don't care.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:51 AM   #22
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I just ordered a set for my GS1200 Adventure from Comp Accessories. It was only $307 shipped for a "Trail" front and normal 2CT rear. I dont want a softer compound rear. I never have issues with grip on my rear and would like to see 10-12k miles out of a set.
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:32 AM   #23
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$332 shipped for PR4 and a trail. Pr4 rear was $8 more than a PR3 rear.
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:47 AM   #24
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I was just checking my Canadian supplier.....$6.00 less for a pair of PR4s GTs than the same sizes in PR3s.Total price is well in line with the American suppliers, no need to import.

Looks like with the GTs the front is also re-inforced that is if I read the Michelin website correctly. Altough the rear on my bike had to be a "B" rated tire, that wasn't available with the PR3s front.

Maybe...just maybe I'll finally get a pair of tires that wear at the same time. Always have to replace the front well before the rear on that front end heavy bike.....!
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:24 PM   #25
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hoping PR3 prices drop soon......

They did. I just ordered a PR3 rear 180/55ZR17 from Indy Super Bike.
$209 delivered.
The set of PR3's I have on my K1200 have over 12K on them and I ride aggressively. Not super fast but I keep up.
12K is acceptable for me ( twice to three time the wear I have been getting ). I need to change the diff. oil at that mileage anyway, might as well change tire too!
I ride every day and these have been a stellar set of tires. I hope to check out the PR4's someday.
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:44 PM   #26
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They did. I just ordered a PR3 rear 180/55ZR17 from Indy Super Bike.
$209 delivered.



$164 from american moto tire. free shipping.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:38 PM   #27
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They did. I just ordered a PR3 rear 180/55ZR17 from Indy Super Bike.
$209 delivered.
The set of PR3's I have on my K1200 have over 12K on them and I ride aggressively. Not super fast but I keep up.
12K is acceptable for me ( twice to three time the wear I have been getting ). I need to change the diff. oil at that mileage anyway, might as well change tire too!
I ride every day and these have been a stellar set of tires. I hope to check out the PR4's someday.
Road 4 rear in 180/55 is $194 from Revzilla. Free shipping. My whole set of 120/180 was $310 I believe.
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:43 AM   #28
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$164 from american moto tire. free shipping.
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Road 4 rear in 180/55 is $194 from Revzilla. Free shipping. My whole set of 120/180 was $310 I believe.

Damm, should have researched more.
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:31 AM   #29
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I am running PR3s and I love them. I will wait to see how much improvment there is over the 3s.

Note to self: When you take off the street wheels and put on the knobbies don't hit the brakes real hard thinking you can stop for the changing light. I rolled through the red light with the ABS "whirring" while the TKCs were still trying to get some grip. Don't get me wrong the TKCs are good for knobbies, the PR3s just really stick to the road!
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:02 PM   #30
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I just received a PR4 GT rear in 180/55-17 from www.jakewilson.com for $179.99 shipped...
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