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Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT Tires

The Michelin Pilot Road 4 tires represent the latest iteration and next generation of Pilot Road evolution. Designed to deliver maximum safety in most conditions especially on wet roads and in particular when braking, Michelin's goal is to cover all riders in all conditions. Touting both enhanced safety and extended tire life, the Pilot Road 4 tires are a tangible illustration of Michelin’s Total Performance strategy of constantly and simultaneously improving tire performance characteristics across the range.

The Pilot Road 4 tires will be available in three versions, the standard PR4, PR4 Trail for enduro and ADV bikes that are primarily ridden on-road and the PR4 GT for heavier, touring bikes. The Pilot Road 4 GT tires are already the OEM choice for the new BMW R1200RT.

Superior wet-weather performance

  • Michelin Pilot Road 4 tires stop shorter in the wet vs. the leading competitive sport touring tires and Michelin Pilot Road 3

Longest tread life in its class

  • Up to 20% longer tread life than Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires

Dependable grip even in challenging conditions

  • 2 Compound Technology with all new silica-charged rubber compounds for excellent grip from 23°F to 113°F
  • New XST+ siping and enhanced tread patterns for optimum grip at all lean angles

Three separate versions available

  • Pilot Road 4 for all-around sport touring use
  • Pilot Road 4 GT has a stiffer casing with a patented new technology for motorcycle tires that delivers the stability you need for heavier GT-class bikes while riding solo, two-up or with luggage, and the comfort you desire
  • Pilot Road 4 Trail for adventure touring bikes ridden exclusively on the road
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Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT Tires 4.8 5 17 17
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
Great Tire I've only ridden about a 1,000 miles since purchase but the reviews sound really good. So far so good. June 30, 2014
excelentes llantas muy buen comportamiento, sobre todo en mojado. solo utilizo la serie pilot road y me gustan mucho. June 16, 2014
Incredibly Long Life, Good Performance Sport Touring Tire I've used Pilot Road 3's on my sport touring bikes in the past, and the Pilot Road 4's are just as good with slightly longer life. Wet traction is awesome, dry traction is good too. It's the perfect tire for a big sport tourer. On my K1300S, I get almost 10k miles out of a rear. June 9, 2014
Awesome tires! I put the new Pilot Road 4 on my '03 K1200 GT after spending last season on a very grippy sport bike tire. After 3000 miles so far I have been very pleased. The Michelins are nearly as grippy, great in the wet, and are not yet showing signs of wear. When I first put them on I felt like they were a bit squirrelly, mainly under braking. I think that was caused by the large cross sipes allowing the tread to squirm. That feeling went away, and I am really pleased with this tire. I would buy another set without hesitation. June 9, 2014
Ride very well on my BMW I was very pleased with performance of my previous PR3 tires and selected the PR4 GT to replace them. I have not mounted them yet. May 26, 2014
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Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT Tires
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Todd V: I blew out (as in BOOM!) a Michelin tire at 85 mph on my R1100RT (about 12 years ago), and the ride continued to be so smooth that I was initially in denial until I heard the piece of re-bar "tinking" on my frame. I continued to ride on the flat tire to the next exit. I have been *extremely* happy with Michelin tires over the years. I use Michelins on my automobiles as well. I commute 85 miles per day (round trip) to work and back through Phoenix traffic and I want the best tires available. Jul 20, 2014
Douglas S: Replaced my PR3 tires at 12000+ miles. The GT's should give over 15K miles and are excellent in rain or dry conditions. These are perfect tires for my BMW R1200RT ! Jul 12, 2014
Jim M: Previous experience with Pilot Road 3 Jul 11, 2014
Thomas R: Hope to get better millage than other tires. Jul 7, 2014
Piper C: Newest in the Pilot Road line of motorcycle tires. Love the PR3s, so the PR4's must be even better. Jun 26, 2014
Vance M: Have 10k on PR-2's, good solid handling, about .030 tread to wear bars but punctured rear last night. So time for new ones and PR-4 GT's on my Kawasaki Heavy Industries Concours 14 should be even better. Only run Michelins on my car, truck, and some bicycles too- not a hard decision. Jun 24, 2014
Don B: performance Jun 23, 2014
William D: fantastic tire in every category Jun 23, 2014
John H: Looking forward to the improvement over the PR3. Jun 23, 2014
Jamie C: Good reports on enthusiast websites. Good experience with PR3s. Jun 19, 2014
William R: Thee tires are getting good reviews on my motorcycle forums. I've had a set for a short time and they perform well. Need another set for a long ride later this year. Jun 1, 2014
brian h: haven't put on yet, love the road pilot 3, so i hope the 4 are good too May 30, 2014
JEFFREY F: Availability May 30, 2014
Al E: GT Rating for Heavy Motorcycles May 26, 2014
CHRISTOPHER M: THEY ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR MY BIKE, 2012 KAWASAKI CONCOURS 1400 May 19, 2014
Susana R: Because it is the best tire for my bike. May 12, 2014
Ed B: I have excellent experience with the Pilot Road 3 and the latest reviews indicate the Pilot Road 4 should be equal to better. May 11, 2014
Ronald S: Recommendation from Long Distance riders. May 3, 2014
WILLIAM O: Have had PR2 &PR3 in the past, both were outstanding tires, I expect these to be even better. May 1, 2014
George P: Tire reviews and manufacturer reputation. Apr 30, 2014
Jon P: I found it to be the best tire for my all weather & every/any day needs.
Replacing the front tire next year...
Apr 18, 2014
Thomas C: Its the OEM tire for the R1200RT Apr 16, 2014
Shaun S: Chose the MPR 4 GT's from the great video's and tutorials here on Revzilla. Can't wait
to get them on my K12RS!
Apr 15, 2014
Donald R: I'm hearing good things about this tire from people I know and trust, and I NEED a new front tire! Apr 13, 2014
Richard W: Experience with Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires, several bikes, many miles. Thought I would try their newer wet weather and longer wearing tire, hopefully with the same grip characteristics and not much extra noise. They also offer the GT version now and my BMW K1300GT satisfies the criteria for the extra sidewall strength. Apr 12, 2014
Malcolm R: They are advertised as getting 20% better mileage....we shall see. Apr 10, 2014
Keith P: I ride a 2007 Honda ST1300. It is a very heavy Sport Touring bike. I have had PR2's, PR3's and liked them. No problems on my heavy bike. So I want to try the new PR4 GT. Apr 6, 2014
Charlie M: Have always had great experiance with previous Michilne Pilot Roads and I'm sure the 4 will be great. Mar 26, 2014
Fred N: great reputation for two up riding on my 2005 BMW R1200RT Mar 20, 2014
william w: These tires have been selected as the OEM tire for the 2014 R1200RT and are hot on the discussion groups. I thought my PR3 tires were teriffic so I decided to go with the PR4 for my RT. Mar 13, 2014
Robert K: Major manufacture with new improvements and will try to get extended mileage with PR 4 GT. First use of Michelin so will compare to Metzler. Feb 23, 2014
Richard N: Looking for longer life than Metzeler Z8, and the PR3 is very well-regarded amongst BMW sport touring riders, so giving the PR4s a shot! Feb 16, 2014
James H: Really liked the Road Pilot 3 I put on the front last summer. Looking forward to the RP4. Feb 1, 2014
Carlos C: ok Jan 28, 2014
Ken S: Previous good experience with set of Power Road 3s on my ST1300. Fits my big Honda Rune. Jan 16, 2014
Tim C: Good initial reviews for a large sport tourer like my K1600GTL. Will follow up after some miles. Jan 13, 2014
Ron W: I've had excellent results from Pilot Road 3 B tires and thought I would try the new PR 4 GT in hopes of getting the 20 % improvement in mileage that Michelin is promoting over the PR 3 B tire . Jan 11, 2014
J O: The Pilot Road 2 and 3 have been great tires for my big BMW touring bikes - good longevity and handling in both wet and dry. The Pilot Road 4 GT is the latest evolution in the line with claimed improvements in tire life and wet handling. I'm hoping it proves to be so. Jan 9, 2014
Peter M asked: I ride a 2013 R1200RT. The video suggests the GT tire because of the weight of the bike. Do I need GT's on the front and rear or can I get the GT for just the read and the regular PR4 for the front????
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May 2, 2014
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Jonathan W: Hi Peter,

You could go standard PR4 on the front but you would potentially go through front tires faster than you already do. The GT has a slightly harder compound in the center and I have GTs front and rear on my R1150RT. I came off PR3s and I can't say that the 4s are a groundbreaking improvement over the 3s but I suspect they will last longer and I do like them. That being said, I have had no concerns about the harder compound and finished several rides in the rain with excellent performance. If your concern is that they front tire will lack grip because of the harder compound I would have no fear unless you are truly planning on riding to your and the bikes utmost potential. What I like most is that they don't have a release compound from the molding process like tires from several years ago. They are reasonably sticky right out of the box and are ready for action after a few miles and a few sharp corners.
May 2, 2014
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Ron W: Your bike is not that heavy, Peter. Not like a Gold Wing or Harley Dresser.

BMW recommends the GT but you would be just fine with PR3's or PR4's either end. Mixing GT with regular will not cause you any issues. If you ride single most of the time you can run most anything you like.
The 2012 and earlier RT's worked wonderfully on PR3's. Your 2013 Water boxer is not that different as far as tire loading is concerned.

That being said, buying the best tires you can afford to get is "never" going to cause you issues.

Ron
May 2, 2014
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Gordon T: I ride a case 1600 GTL. The GT PR for is recommended for the rear and the front of that bike but I don't believe that is needed on our 1200 RT. I have had to 1200 RT's and never needed that's if wall tire like that GT is May 2, 2014
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Derek P: Peter you are going to want to go with the GT's on front and rear just based on the potiental weight of your bike when touring or riding 2 up... not to mention it ups your speed rating for the tires! May 3, 2014
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Lars V: I would suggest that you buy a matching set. Remember when braking you are transferring a large portion of weight onto the front tire. You don't want the tire to fold. May 3, 2014
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Gary R: I just came across another video done this week. You could check you tube. I had a question and phoned the tech department in the States and got an answer immediately. May 3, 2014
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Matt S: I ride an ST1300 & bought the GT for both... May 2, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hi Folks,
I'm looking at getting a set of the PR 4's for my 2005 BMW R1150 GSA. I ride almost exclusively on the road, without a pillion so my question is do I get the PR4 Trails or the GT ones?
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Apr 22, 2014
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CHRIS S: I have a Yamaha FJR and I had before PR3 and they where great on road i got 17,000 miles and probably would still done another 2,000 but i put new PR4 GT allready So far i got over a 1,000 miles on them and they are great
If you are riding only on pavement i would suggest to buy a GT. because trail wersion of pr4 are softer and they will wear quicker on pavement.
I took my PR3 before on gravel roads and you just have to becareful and you will be fine.
Apr 22, 2014
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william w: I ride an RT with the GT tires because of the weight of the bike and I ride about 20% of the time with a pillion. I would suspect that a GSA one up could get by with the standard version of the tire but there are a lot of GS riders out there on the forums that would have better knowledge than I. May 17, 2014
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Richard N: "Pilot Road 4 Trail for adventure touring bikes ridden exclusively on the road" sounds like a perfect match for you. I imagine you're concerned about whether the GT is a better fit for a 600lb+ bike when you're loaded down with luggage; in that case, I'm afraid I don't have an answer. Apr 22, 2014
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Scott A: I put the PR 4 GT on my K1200GT because I ride with a pillion. The GT is designed for heavier weight.
If I were looking for tires for a GSA, I would opt for the Trail version.
Apr 22, 2014
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Jay P: If you only ride on the road the gt is going to last you a lot longer and give you better road performance. Apr 24, 2014
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thomas s: I would think the Trails would be appropriate. The GT's seem to be for heavier touring type bikes. Apr 22, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a buell xb9sx. the current curb weight is 375 plus me. i was wondering if i need the gt versions or not. I never have luggage or ride 2 up?

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Feb 17, 2014
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Gordon T: No you don't need the GT version. The stiffer side wall was designed for the BMW K1600 and it weighs 830 lbs! It a great tire that handles really great in the twistys.

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Feb 17, 2014
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Albert M: The GT version is for heavier bikes and why it has stiffer sidewalls. You probably don't need the GT version at 375 pounds curb weight. Also, since luggage and passenger weight is not part of everyday riding. Feb 17, 2014
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Jeff P: My guess would be no for your bike; the GT is for heavy sport tourers like my K1600GTL which is 760 plus luggage and 2 up puts me over 1000. Feb 17, 2014
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Gary R: We use this tire as our gross weight two up is 900+ Lb. Just go with the regular tire. Feb 17, 2014
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Jeffrey K: With that light of a bike and little load, the non-GT would be fine. Feb 17, 2014
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B.J. S: I would just stick with the regular version. Feb 17, 2014
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minerva m asked: GT vs standard. Different tread compound, or just carcass (stiffness) or both?
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Jul 13, 2014
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Piper C: As I understand these tires, the GT are the old "B" tires on the PR 3. The PR 4 GT have a stiffer sidewall for heavier bikes. I get the PR3-B tires and just got PR4 GT for my BMW R1200RT which weighs about 650 #. My buddy got GTs for his BMW K1600GTL. I think his bike weighs more than 800#. Jul 13, 2014
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DOUG M: I am hoping for higher millage than the P3's. I have a ST1300 and got 8500 miles out of the last set. The GT is supposed to be for heavy tour/sport tour bikes which I consider the ST. I do not have enough miles on the new set to tell how they are going to last. Jul 13, 2014
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Shawn H: The standard and GT versions have the same dual tread compound system. The GT version blends the technology from both Bias and Radial (called 2AT) tires into one system to handle the heavier loads GT bikes tend to have. Jul 13, 2014
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Chris G: GT's have stiffer sidewall to accommodate large sport touring bikes two-up with heavy loads. I have a few hundred miles on a set of the Pilot Road 4 GT's and they are great in twisty mountain roads two-up. Jul 13, 2014
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A shopper asked: I ride a CBR250r which is relatively very light compare to those sport touring motorbike. Will this PilotRoad 4 performs well in a much lighter bike? I really am considering this tire since its wet traction performance is one of the key difference compare with other tires in the market. Jul 6, 2014
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Michael H: I would not put the "GT" on a light bike as it is made specifically for heavier Sport Tourers. The standard Pilot Road 4 (as well as the standard Pilot Road 3 should work well on your CBR250. I put the Pilot Road 4 on a BMW R1200ST. The previous tire was a Pilot Road 3 and I got 14,000 miles on the front tire and over 9,000 on the rear. Traction, both wet and dry was far superior to the Dunlop and Continental tires I had used previously. Jul 6, 2014
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Danny S: I do not know if this tire is designed fro your bike, if so it is a good tire but you will not need the GT one just the regular pilot road 4. I have had it only a couple of months so no long term experience. I had the pilot road 3 before and loved them I actually did 18000 miles on them and they say the new one will give me 20% more, so we will wait and see. all the best Jul 7, 2014
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Vincent M: I have a Pilot Road 4 GT on the back of my 2004 R1150RS and a regular Pilot Road 4 (not GT) on the front. The difference is not major but is noticeable. The GT is designed for heavier bikes so just go with the regular Pilot Road 4 on the CBR250r. It should be a great tire, especially in the wet. Jul 6, 2014
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Don G: I think that these tires are the best out there. I do not know how they will work on a "light" bike. I ride a BMW 1150 RT loaded with luggage. In June 2014 I was in a hail storm ---the road was white with hail. The Michelin's never slipped -I would buy another set for sure. Don Jul 6, 2014
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A shopper asked: Can i use this Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT Tires tire for my BMW R1100RT? Mar 8, 2014
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A S: Hi RevZilla shopper - I bought a set of Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT tires for my BMW K1600GTL. I definitely prefer Michelin's because my prior experience has been very favorable.

I'm sure it would be great tire for you R1100RT as long as the sizes match. It is supposed to be the one of the best tires on the market for the K1600GTL and R1200RT.

Hope this helps.
Mar 8, 2014
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William A: I don't see why not as long as the correct size and rating is available. I am using them on a K1600 GTL. Bill Mar 8, 2014
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Lars V: Yes, I have about 300km on my new tires now. They are excellent and perform really well in wet weather. Mar 8, 2014
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Reubin T: Yes Mar 8, 2014
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A shopper asked: I ride an 04 gsxr 750. I ride it all the time rain or shine, for commuting and for fun. I noticed that revzilla put the PR4 tires in the "touring tire" section and left it out of the "sport tire section" where as the PR3's are in both sections.. Does this mean that the PR4's are primarily for touring bikes? Because I would still like to have the grip and agility of a sportbike tire but I also want to be safe for riding in the rain. What tire would you recommend? The PR4's or the PR3's? Jul 22, 2014
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Darby M: both will work great on a wet road on dry roads PR3's will give you more grip PR4's more longevity. I'd recommend PR3's grip out ways mileage for me but both are excellent tires you wont be disappointed Jul 23, 2014
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Brent M: The GT's are more for touring and better weight capacity from what I understand. I would just get the regular PR4's. Jul 23, 2014
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Matt S: The PR 4's definite improvement over the 3's...watch the video comparing them! Jul 24, 2014
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Peter M asked: I'm looking at the 120/70ZR. What is the difference between the 17 58W and 18 59W? I am not an aggressive rider. What is the recommendation??
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May 2, 2014
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Ron S: I do not know but I am guessing one is the standard and one is the GT. If that is so the GT would be desirable if you are:

1) an aggressive ride
2) you carry bags (top and/or sides)
3) have a passenge

The alleged down side to the GT is a slider stiffer sidewall which would contribute to IMO an imperceptibly harsher ride and a $5-10 higher cost which should pay back in longer wear.
May 2, 2014
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William A: As far as I know the 58 vs 59 number has to do with load carrying capacity. I think you are comparing a 17" tire to an 18" one. You must stay with 17". May 2, 2014
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Nicholas S: Check with your bike manufacturer Jun 24, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a 1997 vfr and now have the Michelin pr3's. Next I would like the pr4's but they only make a 170 width in either the adventure bike version or the heavy duty version. What are the riding characteristics or a gt tire on a lighter bike 550# ? I either have to try the gt tire or switch brands. No, I am not going up or down a tire size Feb 15, 2014
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James H: I haven't mounted my PR4 yet but it doesn't seem to have a particularly stiff sidewall. I would not hesitate to put the PR4 on a motorcycle that uses the 170 width regardless of weight. Feb 18, 2014
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Product Style RevZilla SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
Front / 120/70ZR18 59W 941748 /49243 Out of Stock
Front / 120/70ZR17 58W 941749 /82353 Out of Stock
Rear / 170/60ZR17 72W 941745 /27131 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Rear / 180/55ZR17 73W 941746 /48057 Out of Stock
Rear / 190/50ZR17 73W 941747 /05727 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 190/55ZR17 75W 938354 /77829 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment