Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT Tires
I only have about 1000 Miles on this tire so far. Rides great looks good and it's performance in the rain is excellent!
August 25, 2014
Initial Review Only!
Went to the MotoGP Qualifying in Indy and had the MPR4GT tires put on at a dealer near the track. Proceeded to ride to Bloomington, IN afterward to stay the night with no problems, easy riding. The next day rode the back roads of Southern Indiana all the way to Louisville, KY in light to very heavy rain, went through dirty water running across the road, and took the wet curvy roads with no problem at all. I did not feel a loss of grip at any time, my Yamaha FZ6 turned into curves smoother than the Dunlop's it replaced, and noticed much improved balance at low speed and coming to a stop. Rode five hours of highway driving to get back home with some rain and no issues at highway speeds. The only thing I noticed was at a hard breaking stop, the front tire seemed to have a little give to it but stopping distance was good so was not concerned at all just felt different. I'll review again when it's time to change tires!
August 12, 2014
Tread life did not match product advertisements.
I did not get the tread life I expected after hearing the Mfr. claims. After a 16 day trip in June, 2014, from Washington State to SF, to Las Vegas, to St. George, to Page, to Siver City, NM, to Great Falls, Mt. and Home, 6,000 miles I had to remove for a small 2800 trip to Lake Tahoe the following week. I figured the tire good for another 1500 miles. Why buy 4's when I'm getting over 9000 from PR-3's. I have had 29 sets of tires, most with multiple tries. The 3's have been excellent on all accounts.
August 11, 2014
GT was made for the heavy BMW 1600 ,rear is ok but go standard 4 for lighter bikes.
I have a rt1150 ,light bike. gt 4's are for bmw 1600 , sidewall on the gt is stiffer than standard . Too stiff for lighter bikes ,cupping ect. Next time gt rear, standard front for me.
August 4, 2014
great rain tire
I put a set of these (12/70 front and 190/55 rear) on my FJR just before leaving for Alaska. 8900 miles later there is still tread left although the rear is a little flat-spotted and the front is nearing the end of its life. This tire worked extremely well in the rain and I felt I could go as fast on wet roads as I normally do on dry (I'm about a 7/10ths rider). We rode though miles of road construction, loose gravel, mud and even over dirt roads in the rain. These tires are very confidence inspiring and well worth the money. It's a shame I didn't get to use more of the sides of the tires but there weren't many twisty roads on this trip.
August 4, 2014
Great tire for bigger bikes
This tire handled nicely on its first long day-ride to Paradise on Mt. Rainier. From hot and dry conditions down low to melting snow and wet roads up high, the grip inspired confidence on my BMW R1150RS. I can't speak to the longevity yet but if it is anything like past Michelins it should be great. After 300+ miles this tire shows zero signs of wear, despite feeling soft to the touch. Looking forward to many more great miles.
July 14, 2014
Best Pilot Road so far
This is my first Pilot Road 4. I got the GT for use on my 600lb R1200RT. I'm a big fan of Michelin tires having previously used PR2s and 3s. As far as front tires go, this may be the best so far. For me, it's quieter than the 2, and wears better than the 3. I tend to be hard on the sides of my tires and in this respect, the 3 disappointed... Only have about 5,000 miles on this one so far, but it looks like I'll get in the neighborhood of 10k.
As far as wet traction... Someone who lives where it rains would have better info on that. I live in Southern California. I think it might have rained here 20 years or so ago, but my memory is a bit foggy...
July 14, 2014
Impossibily Even better than PR3
I ride a FJR in Seattle, commuting on often wet, often bad roads. The prior PR3s impress me so much I thought I would never reccomend anything else. These PR4s seem to turn in quicker and hold a mean lean as well as the the PR3s. I got over 12K on both front and rear on the PR3s (the centers were flattening, but the grip was still better they had a right to be). So the idea of a even longer threadlife is just sweet!
July 6, 2014