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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 4 The Win Forgot to track my mileage but I know I'm well over 9500 miles on the rear. Still a little tire left. Handles very well in the down pours of Florida. I ride literally every single day because a bike is all I own plus I love to ride. Pros Grip in the wet - straight, corners, and braking Good traction and corner grip Low price for performance Long life Cons Compared to some other tires they take a bit to warm up They are not free July 26, 2015
Rear tire, 2014 Honda NC700XD My Honda came new with Scorpions, front and rear. The front is harsh and the rear -- even when new -- was vague. These were the only issues I DIDN'T like about the Honda NC700XD. I have a long 4,000 mile ride coming up, and the rear Scorpion was not going to make it, so I took my dealer's recommendation, and had a PR-4 GT installed. My first rides -- about 200 miles so far, show he PR-4 GT rear tire to be hugely superior to the previous tire. The new tires lean smoothly into a turn, grip the road as well as anything I've ever ridden (~300,000 miles, mostly on BMWs, mostly touring on pavement, occasional dirt/gravel). Early in the new tire's life, I like it a lot. I haven't found any bad habits, at this point. July 14, 2015
This is another great tire from Michelin. I bought the Pilot Road 4 GT tire after enjoying the Pilot Road 2 and 3 on previous bikes and I am totally satisfied with the tire's. They seem to ride smoother than the 2 and 3's and provide excellent grip in curves. I have ridden in several heavy rain showers since I put them on and they showed great wet traction. June 29, 2015
Planted Just switched from a ME880. I like the 880 for milage but never felt that it gripped well in a turn. The pilot on the other hand feels planted in a lean letting me feel better accelerating out. Even my wife likes it when riding 2 up. to soon for me to know on milage. June 16, 2015
Yes, even better than the PR3 I was already impressed with the previous gen PR3s on my BMW R1150RS. They were quiet, had excellent grip, confident in the wet, and reasonable longevity. I was skeptical there was much room for improvement. I've since moved up to the even heavier, more powerful BMW K1200GT and recently put the new Pilot Road 4 GTs on. I am very, very happy with them so far. They make the giant K bike feel lighter somehow - no small feat! Can't speak to treat life just yet, but I'm looking forward to the miles ahead. June 8, 2015
Great tirers for my Honda S/T 1300 I love these tires. I got caught in a good rain storm and these tires did not slip or hydroplane at 65mph. I even hit a puddle for fun with no issues except for getting wet. Not sure about the life of the tires-- still working on that. June 8, 2015
Good features These tires were recommended by a friend and I like them June 1, 2015
Better than the pilot road 3 Instantly I noticed they turned better in corners. Smooth and felt secure. May 7, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Wayne S: your videos convinced me Jul 28, 2015
Michael R: Research and good advise from Joe! THX Jul 21, 2015
Roy D: Hoping for longer lasting tires, They wore more evenly, but did not last any longer.
And dont put these on lighter bikes in the front. 6k miles.
Jul 12, 2015
Philip G: Needed rubber!! Jul 5, 2015
Craig A: Previous experience with Pilot Road tires all earlier generations and the 4's on a CBR1100XX and St1100 Jul 2, 2015
stanley z: Very satisfied with past Michelin tires I've owned, also the reviews on line and in Rider magazine. Jun 28, 2015
J I: Need new set for long trip out west on 2010 BMW R1200RT. Had Pilot Road 3's on my previous RT so, between that and the rave reviews, it was a no brainer. Jun 20, 2015
Patrick L: Recommended from a friend who is a hard core rider. After reading about the P4 GT with harder sidewalls figured this would be a better fit for my 600 lb bike. Jun 14, 2015
tim g: Michelin makes great tires Jun 12, 2015
William C: I have heard great reviews on this tire and if it is anything like my past 3 sets of pilot road 2's and 2 sets of road 3's on BMW R1200RT I know I will be pleased. I averaged 13,000 miles a set on the on the road 2 on my 1100RT and a little better on the 3 on my 1200RT. Jun 10, 2015
Thomas M: Mechanic recommended. Good reviews by RevZilla. Jun 9, 2015
Jeremy P: Second set of these tires and they work great. My first front has about 7k miles on it and better than 1/3 tread left. I am going on a trip and didn't want to risk running out of rubber so I am changing the front preemptively. Jun 3, 2015
Jay H: high rain rating May 29, 2015
Dan W: The RP4-GT seem to have longer wear than the 3 pair of Z8's I used previously. 6500 miles so far on a 760 pound BMW K16 and they still have a few thousand more miles on 'em. May 26, 2015
Patrick M: I was looking for a higher mileage tire for my BMW K1600. Have a Pilot Road 3 on it now with over 6,000 miles and is still wearing great so I thought I would try the new and improved. May 20, 2015
Scott C: I wanted a good set of tires for my BMW R1150RT. These were highly rated and offered the kind of traction and control I was looking for in a touring bike. I am very happy with these tires after the first 2000 miles! May 18, 2015
michael J: excellent reviews on the prgt I need long mileage tires as I put alot of miles on my bike BMW R1200 rt 2014 May 11, 2015
Chadwick D: The Pilot Road 3's were cool. I'm comfortable with this brand. May 4, 2015
Lincoln G: I have had good results with Michelin Pilot Road tires in the past. Going to stick with them. Apr 30, 2015
Charles H: Michelin makes the best tires I have ever used for sport-tourers. These just continue the trend. Apr 25, 2015
Mike H: Highly recommended by other owners of the same model bike. Apr 23, 2015
scott b: They are great tires. Apr 22, 2015
Dale B: favorable mention on ST1300 owners forum Apr 16, 2015
Caine B: Recommended by many forum members whom have excellent experience with this tire and my specific application. Apr 7, 2015
A T: Recommendation from friend Apr 6, 2015
Michael G: Second set of PR4s. Great all around tires! Apr 5, 2015
A s: Was happy with my set of Pilot Road 3's and now time to try the Pilot Road 4's. Apr 3, 2015
Thomas B: Best price on the net for the hottest sport touring tires on the net Mar 19, 2015
jesse p: Good tires that last Mar 15, 2015
Richard C: I have 12,000 miles on the original Michelin Pilot Road 3 and the 4 gt is supposed to be better for my BMW k1600 glt Exclusive touring bike. So it's time or order a new one. Mar 12, 2015
Zeus B: Good ratings the tires and reasonable cost compared to other vendors. I've purchased from Revzila once before and delivery was prompt. Mar 10, 2015
William C: I have Pilot Road 3's and am looking forward to mounting the 4's for this summer. First, I have to burn off the last 3K on the 3's. Yahoo! Mar 10, 2015
Richard P: Reviews by other Concours 1400 users are consistently positive. Went with the GT this time since I will be loading heavier for extended trips. Mar 10, 2015
Roy Wilson co Canfor U: Second pair of these tires, used all the PR since the first, best pilot road series yet. Mar 10, 2015
Richard K: Watch the video on the back tire so now I need a front one. Mar 9, 2015
Abraham S: Had 2 great experiences with Michelin PR2 front and rear tires. Long life and good traction in the twisties plus decent wet weather traction. I like how the design of the PR4 GT looks for sport touring use (Yamaha FJR) and hope the design will be even better for wet roads and water dispersion. Mar 9, 2015
Matthew B: Hoping to get better longevity compared to the wooden wheels I've been using Mar 9, 2015
Stephen E: I have always like Michelin tire I have been running the Bridgestone T30's but I do not get enough mileage from them so I am trying these to see if I can get better mileage from them. Mar 6, 2015
Jay S: Mileage Mar 5, 2015
James S: I had the PR 3s on my 1200 RT which handled great, high speed, interstate, wet and dry, and outlasted every other tire I've had on it by over 1000 mi. Hoping the PR 4s will live up to their billing and be even better. Mar 3, 2015
Kevin J: Original tires on my 2014 BMW R1200RT and they're fantastic - why would I want to change? Feb 27, 2015
John F B: I am not happy with the Metzler tires that came on my K 1600 Exclusive and I have never met a Michelin tire that I did not like. I have been using Michelin tires exclusively for 35 years without a failure. Feb 19, 2015
Terry N: Recommendation from a friend and wet weather braking performance Feb 13, 2015
Ray P: Have a BMW K1600GTL. Original tires were Metzeler's and got just under 8K miles. Switched to Michelin PR3's and I'm a little over 14K miles, but they're ready to change.
The PR4 GT's claim 20% more life and 17% more stopping grip. The GT has a little stiffer side wall and suited well with 2 up and luggage, all season.
Feb 11, 2015
Rodrick w: because they look cool Feb 3, 2015
G A: I am replacing the previous PR4 after 16,000 miles. No complaints with these tires. EXCELLENT! Jan 20, 2015
Lynn B: I had the pr3 so this is next step up Jan 5, 2015
C R: Lots of internet research, to include comments from other riders who have purchased and used the tires. Dec 29, 2014
Stan H: My second pair. Excellent rain tire and superb handling characteristics. Dec 17, 2014
Angus S: I ride a 2010 Honda ST1300 and have used the Pilot Road series since replacing the OEMs. Started with 2s, just used up a set of 3s and now, on to the 4s. Haven't been disappointed yet. Dec 1, 2014
Wilson H: I needed a high performance rain tire for my wet trip across country. I ride the midwest year round as I don't have a car. The only thing I wish is that I had an option for this in a studded snow tire. Nov 27, 2014
Artis B: I have used Michelin tires in the past and know they perform well. Nov 22, 2014
Bryan C: Reputation, and fact that new RTs are getting these. Nov 15, 2014
Gary B: I've been happy with my PT3's and these are the standard for my BMW 1150RT. Highly rated and lots of positive comments. Nov 14, 2014
Gary E K: Previous reviews Nov 5, 2014
Gary W: Tire has excellent reviews. Like Pilot Roads and hope the 4 GT is as good as they say. Price at RevZilla was great and free shipping! Oct 29, 2014
Merton B: Best Price I could fine for these tires. Oct 29, 2014
Colin M: I watched the video. I have also had great success with Michelin Pilots for my sports cars and wanted to try the bike tires. The increased tread life was a big plus. Oct 21, 2014
Victor C: Good reviews in cycle magazine's. Oct 16, 2014
Fred K: Have a trip planned and thought I'd run with a new PR3 rear and run out the front (PR4GT). Had second thoughts about whether the front would run another 5k. Better safe than sorry! Will try the Pirelli Angel GT's recently purchased next. Thanks & keep up the great service. Oct 13, 2014
Donald H: Had this tire before. Liked it. Oct 10, 2014
Dale M: After a lot of research I felt like this tire is the best choice for my heavier Concours 14 super Touring Bike Oct 7, 2014
Terry H: Good tires at the best price Sep 19, 2014
Joe P: I've gotten more miles out of this rear tire than any other before on my K1600GT. I ride aggressively and the factory tire barely made 4k miles. So far the current PR4 GT has 6700 miles on it. I estimate I'll get 7500 total out of it before I change to my new one. I couldn't be happier with the mileage. The performance is good but the PR3 is better in the corners with a firmer feel to them. I don't do the twisties as often as I'd like, so I'll stick with this tire. Sep 18, 2014
John C: Have PR4 GT on the back and needed to replace the front. Matching brand and type tire front and back. Sep 14, 2014
Buck J: Stiffer sidewalls and should not cup as bad as lighter sidewall tires. Sep 12, 2014
G G: Good reviews, I need tires Sep 9, 2014
L R: It is the tire that I just wore out except it is the GT version. I loved the predictability and traction of the last tire (best I have ever ridden on) so I am staying with this until I hear of somethig way mroe amazing. Aug 27, 2014
Floyd S: Ive run the road pilot 3 and the're great. Hoping for more wear on the RP4 Aug 25, 2014
gary m: Seems like this tire would work best for my application, a 2009 Kawasaki Concours 1400. I'm a good size guy and ride two up quite often. Aug 19, 2014
DOUG M: good prices, good company,have had great results with the PR2's & PR3's, expecting more mileage out of these Aug 19, 2014
Thomas P: owned before. good tire. Aug 9, 2014
jason b: upgrade to the PR3 and love the Rear so far. have a pr3 front (left over from last year) so haven't tried the front yet. trying to beat 11K miles on this rear we will see. Jul 30, 2014
Derek P: Because they are wonderful! Jul 28, 2014
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
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
A shopper asked: I have an '06 SV1000S. The majority of the riding I do involves loaded saddlebags and my girlfriend as a passenger. Should I go with the PR4 or PR4GT? Sep 22, 2014
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Richard N: Your bike weighs about 460-470lb wet.

The GT is intended for bikes heavier than the R1200RT (570lb without luggage), like the K1600GTL (770lb).

Prevailing wisdom says a solo RT rider would be OK with the regular PR4s.

I opted for GTs. I have an RT, with Pelican topcase and BMW side cases. Fully loaded with passenger that's probably 950lb.

If you, your girlfriend, and your saddlebags add up to 500lb or more, get the GTs. Otherwise, you're probably fine with the regular PR4s.
Sep 23, 2014
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James D D: I ride a BMW K1600gtl, I have put about 22,000 miles on the PR3's before moving up to the PR4's. The wear on the PR4's is much smoother and isn't cupping at all. I mostly ride 2 up, with Saddle Bags and gear. I'm not small at over 250 lbs. The PR4's provide better traction and handling than the 3's did at any lean angle. I've ridden them extensively in the rain. (not by choice, but I ride regardless of the weather if I'm on a trip).

My dealer told me to go with the PR4GT's, so I did, and I'm not looking to change. If there can ever be a better tire I will get it, but for now, I'm happy with the GT.
Sep 22, 2014
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DOUG M: Not knowing your bike. I have ST1300, a 750lbs+ bike.
I chose the PR4GT because they are made for heavie
sport tour & touring bikes. Me being a big guy needs anything made for heavy things. I also have
a Dl1000 vstrom with bags & trunk and planning on installing either PR4 or PR4 TRAIL because the vstrom is so much lighter than the ST.
Sep 22, 2014
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Lars V: Buy the GT for sure. You will get a wobble if you are loaded down and have a passenger with the PR4. GT are designed for heavier loads Sep 22, 2014
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James H: I would get the GT. The ride is not harsh even without a passenger on my
R1150RT. I am very happy with the PR4GT.
Sep 23, 2014
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William P: I would go with the GT as I hear the side walls are reinforced for less flex and heavier loads. Sep 23, 2014
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Tego R: PR4GT. Good long distance.i Sep 23, 2014
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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????
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.

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: I ride a FJR 1300 and currently have a PR3 on the front and a PR on the rear that needs replacement. I weigh in with gear around 250lbs and rarely ride two up or carry much of a load, do I need a PR4 GT or standard? Is there another tire you would recommend over the PR_?
Thank you,
Aug 26, 2014
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Brian L: I ride a K1600GT, so fitted the PR4GT. It has a stiffer sidewall and works better if you have a flat. I was pleased with them, but I have fitted 2 sets of Pirelli Angel GTs since the PR4. I took the PR4 off at 5000 miles because I had a 5000 mile trip coming up and they looked about half worn. PR4 GTs were out of stock everywhere at the time, so I mounted the Pirellis, which I much prefer, but will remount the PR4 GTs to use up the rest of rubber.
That being said I have 2 FJR1300 riding buddies who both mounted PR4GTs and are very happy with them.
Aug 27, 2014
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Derek P: Hard question, only because I don't know what Yamaha built your bike to hold. BMW tells you right in the manual that they expect you to be 5' 10' and weight 187 pounds before any loads or passengers. So, being that I am in the same weight range you are, I have always used the GT rating, but I also do a lot of long distance touring with significant load on my bike. I would do if I were you, but see what Yamaha expects for a rider... hope this helps. Aug 28, 2014
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Jeffrey K: I went through a set of the GTs on my R1200RT. I switched to the standard PR4s when they needed replacement. I've put 2,000 miles on the new set and discern no difference in handling. Wear seems to be about the same as well. I also don't ride 2 up. The standards are much easier to mount if you do your own tires. I'll probably stick with the standards in the future. Aug 26, 2014
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Gail M: I do not think you would need the extra heavy casing (giving your application) but so far this tire has a great feel and I have been very happy with the Michelin product for years now. I think if you were looking for a little more in terms of mileage and xtra load I would get the GT either way I do not think you will be disappointed!! Aug 26, 2014
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Albert M: Love the Michelin Pilot Road 4GT tires on my Honda ST1300. Excellent tires and I would suggest these for the Yamaha as well. I weigh in at 200 pounds and ride solo. Aug 26, 2014
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B.J. S: I would go with the GT.More milage. Aug 26, 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?
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?

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.

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?
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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Roy D: one extra belt, just stiffer. ok for the rear though. Sep 5, 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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A S: I got the Ninja ZX1000H ABS and its about 509 lbs but I ride 2 up about half the time. Our weight is about 380 lbs . The bike came with the Battlax BT016 R BB and I got 3366 miles out of them. This isn't cool at all. I do ride highway a lot as I go to and from work so would you all recommend the PILOT ROAD 4 GT, there will be a lot of highway riding? Apr 26, 2015
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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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Scott B asked: I am going to purchase a set of these in the near future for my 2014 BMW R1200RT. For the front I know I need a 120/70...but the 58W/59W is throwing me off. Which on fits my bike or is there not a difference? Thanks. Nov 5, 2014
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Jeffrey K: 58W is what you want. Really there is no choice (per Michelin web site). The 59W is for the 18 inch tire. Your RT runs 17 inch. Nov 5, 2014
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Marion F. D: I think he is looking at the load range Nov 5, 2014
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B.J. S: That one I don't know.Sorry Nov 5, 2014
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Gordon T: Your rear tire would be a 190 50 17. That is the spec for 2014 1200 RT. GT Nov 5, 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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David D: I bought and mounted a road 4 GT on the rear my 08 Concours 14. I bought it for the extended tread life and rain rating as I was about to run a 48-10 and was concerned my tires would not make it thru the trip. They did; 8400 miles in 9 days and plenty of tread left on them. Much of this trip was pounding pavement straight up... but not all, That said, I am definitely a sport touring fanatic and the tire corners and grips well. I will finish this season out on this tire and probably ride into next spring. This tire has a harder center section for the extra mileage combined with a softer compound on the sides. My understanding is the rubber on the sides is the same compound as the road 3's on the side. The GT has extra sidewall rigidity for heavy bikes that get thrown around a lot or ride 2 up frequently. I debated the extra few dollars for the GT, I'm glad I did as I ran loaded with gear, luggage and lots of extra tools just in case. I have no traction control features on my bike and rely only on the skill of my wrists to aid me when I lay her over in a turn. Only once did the tire break loose as I laid into it way leaned over. I'm pretty sure it was the twitch in my wrist that caused it more the tires inability to hold me and the bike in a turn. Jul 24, 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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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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johnathon s asked: Hi everyone! I am looking at buying this tire for my 2011 R1 the bike weighs 454 lbs and I weigh 290, would it be optimal to get the gt or the lesser tire? Has anyone else ran this on a liter sport bike with good results?

(sometimes my wife rides with me as well)
May 13, 2015
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Jon P: I was in the similar position (260lbs + 400lbs Buell) and decided to go with the GT for the longer life. I've not only been pleased with the life of the tire but the all weather/condition performance.
Roughly 10k on my current set and plenty of life left in them. A little uneven wear on the front but my front brake is causing that.
May 13, 2015
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Ken H: just installed it on my RT. Great tire. Sticks very well riding aggressively. Overall a much better tire than anything else I have used on this bike. Jul 2, 2015
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Nicholas S: Depends on how you ride. I have a K1300GT and used them. Went to Dunlop this year as I heard they get more miles. Jul 9, 2015
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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??
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: what are the correct front and back tire size michelin pilot road 4 gt for honda st1300? Jul 7, 2015
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Nicholas S: Look at your owner's manual for sizing. Jul 9, 2015
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Ed C: Rear 170/60-17
Front 120/70-18
Jul 7, 2015
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A shopper asked: I ride a Vulcan mean streak weighs in at 780 with gear I ride 2 up often which is recommended gt or standard pr4? thanks Jun 9, 2015
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CHRIS S: Pr4 gt are mostly made for loaded touring bikes. And i had them on my fjr and they were ok. But I like pr3 B better Jun 10, 2015
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David B: GT Jun 9, 2015
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A S asked: I got the Ninja ZX1000H ABS and its about 509 lbs but I ride 2 up about half the time. Our weight is about 380 lbs . The bike came with the Battlax BT016 R BB and I got 3366 miles out of them. This isn't cool at all. I do ride highway a lot as I go to and from work so would you all recommend the PILOT ROAD 4 GT, there will be a lot of highway riding? Apr 26, 2015
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Roy D: bmw r 1150rt , best tire put on yet, gt rear ONLY, your bike to light for gt in front that tires for the heavyest. had lots of cupping on the gt front on the rt. May 15, 2015
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Gordon T: I'm averaging 8500 miles on a set of PR for GT's. I'm writing a BMW K 1600 heavy bike to up couldn't ask for a better tire. Apr 26, 2015
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A shopper asked: Can I use the Pilot Road 4GT 170/60 ZR17 with a Michelin commander 2 130/70 B18 on my Harley Davidson road King Screaming Eagle 2008?

Alternative: what Michelin tyres will you recommend ?

Dec 22, 2014
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Dwayne C: I'd keep the commander II's with their own...they have a hard center and soft sides...that way ya keep the radius being the same with the materials on both the front and back wheel. Did you change the wheels on your Road King? 08's usually still have the 16's on the front and back. Dec 30, 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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A shopper asked: I have a 2014 r1200gs adventure, I rode off ride about 30-40% of the time and I currently have tkc80s on the bike. I purchased a dirt bike to take off road and I'm looking for a tire that is more street oriented and rides better in all weather conditions (rain). I'm wondering if I would be alright mixing the PR4 trail front tire with a PR4 GT rear tire? Thanks! Jul 22, 2015
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A shopper asked: I have a Honda VFR 800 2003. dry weight 500lbs I ride 2 up often. im 185 and the mrs is 135. We have full OEM luggage on the sides and top box Should i use the GT tire? i feel my bike is right in the middle. any opinions? i do also ride solo on the typical sunday morning knee drag. Thank you for your advice in advance Mar 19, 2015
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Albert M: I ride solo on Honda st1300 and these tires are great. So if you are 2 up would be about the same weight as me solo. Suspect the tires would do fine for 2 up. Suggest if the majority of your riding is 2 up then I would go with them. Mar 19, 2015
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Derek P: Absolutely, I'm riding a RT1200 with full bags on the road for 15 days at a time. Great tire and very dependable company. Mar 19, 2015
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John E: With your description, you have already answered the question. You have defined the need for GT in my opinion. Mar 19, 2015
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Front / 120/70ZR18 59W 941748 49243 Out of Stock
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Rear / 170/60ZR17 72W 941745 27131 In Stock: Ships next business day
Rear / 180/55ZR17 73W 941746 48057 In Stock: Ships next business day
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