Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT Tires
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
Happy with the predecessor.
I had the PR3's and loved them. Got 14K miles on the rear, more to go on the front but I change tires in sets.
Michelin claims 20% more life on the PR4's. I got the GT version. I've heard nothing but rave reviews...but only 10 miles so far isn't enough to give proper feedback.
March 2, 2015
I love Michelin
What can I say, I Love Michelin Motorcycle tires. Their car tires, ah, don't get me started. But their motorcycle tires are in my honest opinion are the best that You can put on your motorcycle. Think about it, the tires are what keep you glued to this spinning planet. I have ridden lots of different motorcycles over the years. Japanese bike, BMW's, Ducati's, Race bikes. I have tried other brands of tires too, what usually came stock, Michelins are an instant upgrade. Yes tires are like shoes, and everybody has different tastes. Yes Michelin is sometimes not an option "Cruisers", but if they are available for your bike, try them. I am in my late 40's with 35+ years of riding experience. My current Ride is a 2009 Yamaha FJR 1300, I want to try this GT version out because it is designed for heavier sport bikes. I have worn out the OEM Bridgestone front tire in less than 3500 miles, and it looks ugly. They came with the bike! Second set I think. Tell you the truth, when I bought the bike used, I knew Michelin's were going to eventually replace the Bridgestones, I just didn't expect it to be so soon! I'm really really really looking forward to running on these!
February 19, 2015
Grip in the twisties. Smooth as silk on the freeway.
These are perfect for my large, sporty tourer. I ride an FJR1300. I've chased friends on sport bikes through the twisties around Northern California. The tires inspire confidence when flicking into turns and scraping pegs. Afterward, it's smooth sailing at any speed on the freeway. I've noticed low speed maneuvering is easier on these as well, which is important to me as I'm only 5'6" (female), making it easier to park, etc.. So far the tread looks really good. I'm not inclined to try any other brand after having these.
February 16, 2015