Michelin Pilot Road 4 Tires Review

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by kaosbandit, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. kaosbandit

    kaosbandit Been here awhile

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  2. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    I was thinking about a trail set for the Vstrom. I think the rear was $175 bucks though. :eek1

    Trail - $27 more for a softer tire that wears faster huh?
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    Pretty sure they make the regular version in your 150 width. I'm thinking of trying it on my GS. and yes, I agree, not much reason for the softer compound except maybe for a track day.


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  4. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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    Hmmm....I wonder if this means we'll see the PR3's on sale soon....I'd like to snatch a pair up.
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  5. jsalman93

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    Very interested to see how these tires perform. Currently running PR3's on my fz6 and I'm very impressed with the amount of grip in the dry and the wet.

    Hopefully with the PR4's out, we will see prices for the PR2 and PR3 drop a bit :wink:
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  6. fast4d

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    hoping PR3 prices drop soon......:evil
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  7. freetors

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    Will they still produce PR3's? Seems like they only bring out new tires just so they can raise their prices.
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  8. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Geez I've been running PR2s the whole time the PR3 was out. Heard as much good as I did bad things about the PR3 and never made the switch. Might have to go to a cheaper ST tire for the VFR.
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  9. kaosbandit

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    Not sure. I do know you can still get PR2 and PR3 tires though. Something has to get phased out eventually I would think. If I were Michelin I would replace the PR3s with the PR4s and keep the PR2s going. There is a pretty big difference between the PR4 and PR2 tires.
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  10. steveWFL

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    OK, what about sport tourers will they fit those :lol3

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  11. kaosbandit

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    I believe they will :)

    I've got an FJR as well, but the thought of that bike in gravel.....I don't think I could pick it up by myself either :)

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  12. gmiguy

    gmiguy You rode a what to where?

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    Why go through all the trouble of developing a new tire when it would be much easier to just raise the prices on the old ones?
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  13. steveWFL

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    Michelin has been improving tires since its inception many years ago. Thats why they're 2nd to none today, they never stop :lol3
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  14. p0diabl0

    p0diabl0 Been here awhile

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    You can still get pilot road 2's even, I'm on my third set, still love em.
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    PR2 still not at "clearance" price yet. you can get PR3 for $20 more a pair (180/120). another 20 you can get PR4
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  16. ArcticaMT6

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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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  17. kaosbandit

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    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/2014/2/10/odd-pair-for-a-winter-motorcycle-ride
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  18. Woodcock

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    Until we see what mileage the 4 gets it's just another tire.
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  19. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    We don't care about mileage.
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  20. freetors

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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.
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