Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT Tires
This is my second rear PR4 and the front is still healthy. I got about 5k miles with aggressive canyon carving on my Multistrada.
I wish it had more life, as I had read some people were getting 12k miles out of the old PR3's. I don't feel like I am missing any traction either dry or wet. They were stiffer riding than the Pirelli Scorpions that came on the bike. I have even taken them off road and they performed as well as the scorpions.
April 20, 2015
Good tire in the wet and cool Vancouver weather
Put a set of these on the Norge and it certainly improved the traction in the wet winter weather here in Vancouver. I ride year round and this tire certainly is the one to have when it is wet and cold. Looking forward to trying it out in some hot weather.
April 13, 2015
Great all weather touring tire
I skipped a generation, going from the Pilot Road 2 to the Pilot Road 4 GT. The difference is immediately noticeable. The PR4GT has a firmer more responsive ride and feels much better on wet roads. My 2010 Buell Ulysses XB12XT is a very nimble and powerful touring bike and the PR4GTs enhance the control and feel of the ride. Couldn't be more pleased with my decision to purchase the Michelin Pilot Road GTs.
April 1, 2015
Best sport touring tires on the market
Simply put, these are the best sport touring tires on the market! I ride a BMW K1600GT and these tires have great grip, traction, and inspire great confidence. My previous two sets were PR3's and they lasted 10,000 miles front and back. Michelin claims these tires last even longer.
March 26, 2015
PR4 - Buy it.
HONDA ST1300 '07. I went through a couple sets of Bridgestone Batlax variants and they were very squirrely when crossing the metal bridges found all over Florida causeways. When initiating slow, to mid speed corners, they also tended to "Fall" vs "Carve"
After upgrading to Michelin PR4's I was blown away with the new road feel. Steady as a Rock at any lean angle. 1800 miles in 4 days from Washington DC to Tampa, FL as a twisties torture test on Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherahola Skyway, Tail of the Dragon, then Super Slab all the way home. Mountain Top - Sleet, to Sea Level - Heat within 24 hours and I was SO Impressed. Bought a new BMWK1600GTL and will be strapping PR4's on it as soon as I can consume the Factory Metz Z8's. (which I've heard happens quickly)
March 26, 2015
Short time with them so far, and they seem excellent.
I put on Pilot Road 4 GT's about 90 days ago in the dead of Ohio winter. Weather has allowed me to put about 500 miles on them so far. Several things I could say, but the bottom line is that these tires are simply far more confidence inspiring than the Metzelers I had on my K1300GT before. The strength of the construction of the tire + the shaping of it + the rubber compound are probably the best-of-breed for sport-tourers. Hopefully I also get the claimed long-life benefit as well, but I have a pretty eager wrist!
March 23, 2015
Bought the Michelin PR GT's vs. regular Pr4's; wanted longer life tire.
GT PR4 give up nothing in either traction or wet weather riding; excellent tire so far.
Jury still out on mileage improvement.
March 18, 2015
quiet, awesome in the wet, longevity....Application for a Kawasaki Concours 14 2012
I had the GT form of this tire as my second set of tires. It replaced the OE Battleaxe from Bridgestone at 7200 miles. I now have 19000 miles and expect to replace it before the summer. I drive in every type of weather as I commute to work 20 miles(40 round trip). Temperature ranges from 29 to 105F(Texas).
I have never had a surprise with this tire, breaking hard in rainy weather doesn't faze it. Never seen so far the ABS light come on.
I wear the lateral thread on weekends and very pleased with cornering.
I would say that for a 700 lbs bike, it is very well adapted.
I will definetely buy again
March 10, 2015