Michelin Pilot Road 4 Front Tires
1500 mile report.
I like the feel the tires give through the handlebars, the tires turn in nice and the bike feels like it lost weight compared to the feel with the Avon Storm 2's I had had been running.
I have just come back from running 1500 miles of back road riding this weekend in Vermont and New Hampshire and I am just got nothing bad to say about how they feel over the frost heaved and broken pavement of the Northeast US They are incredible on glass smooth surfaces
My concern is an odd wear starting to form, a very light scalloping is starting to show. I did not reorder the PR2's for a front tire wear issue and I hope that these do not do the same
June 8, 2015
I replaced the front tire on my 2013 BMW GTL 1600. I have over 4,000 cross country miles dry and wet conditions. This tire performed fantastic. I will defiantly replace the next one with the same tire.
June 8, 2015
smooth and sporty
Upgraded from a Pilot Road 3 on the back of my '02 VFR to match the PR4 on the front. Noticed some dead-center howling from the front but the rear is smooth and sporty, soaking up the bumps and the weight of this bike (with Givi V47 topcase with laptop/backpack) while giving the bike a renewed sporty feel.
Have only put on about 600mi and there's no rain in California so can't say anything about wet riding, but looking forward to more miles given the VFR's commute duty.
June 30, 2015
Great so far
Bike feels more stable than before. I had the original 2008 tires on the bike and 6000 miles. Center tread was showing metal from riding 2-up all summer.
New tire profile feels more balanced and bike feels more planted. More confidence going into turns a bit faster. No experience in the rain yet.
June 29, 2015
Great tires with great life and grip
I have used the Pilots 3 in the past and thought they were great tires. The pilot 4 feel just as and even better. Especially in the rain. Great grip, great stopping power and the tread doesnt seem to be even wearing out. I commute every day in the DC area so we get all the seasons. I would would higly recomend this tire for the all year rider.
June 29, 2015
WOW! Excellent grip
Just put these tires on my GSXR 600. replaced the original factory tires with 5500 miles on them. Wow, it was a night and day difference. Tires have great grip in the turns, great wet traction and very stable at...um...highway speeds. I would definitely recommend these tires!!
June 22, 2015
Haven't ridden in the wet yet or to the end of their tread life. I just switched from the pilot 3 gt on my bmw gt1200 which I got a little over 11k miles. The 3s were excellent very predictable handling. My mistake that I made with them was to keep the tire pressure @39 lbs instead of 42 psi which is the manufacturers recommendation. The front tire showed cupping due to the lower pressure. With the 4s I hope to get 12k miles on them and I'll pay attention to the pressure. Tires showed up in 2days great to deal with" the rev"
May 6, 2015
Great commuter tire
I have a set of these on the r6 and they perform wonderfully. They are great in wet-weather riding as expected, but they also get pleanty sticky if you want to get a little low on some turns. They heat up quickly and have a good tread life from what I can tell so far (about 5k miles and still no major wear). I would definitely recommend taking the time to break these in properly straight after install as they can be stiff and quite slick out of the box. A good 100 mile cruise did the job for me. Would absolutely recommend these as a commuter tire. 5/5
June 15, 2015