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Michelin Pilot Road 4 Rear 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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Monitering tire i will be monitering this tire. It just replacer a Michelin Pilot Road 3 tire. Almost 20,000 miles on the 3......expexting the same quality out the 4. March 17, 2015
Totally change my bike I bought a beautiful low mileage BMW K1200S that came with a brand new set of sticky OEM tires. The bike never handled right in the corners, I was always having to put in a lot of counter steer. It was uncomfortable and I had trouble holding a line. I thought it was a characteristic of the bike, and was thinking of selling it. I put the Michelins on it after talking to customer service at Revzilla. They said most of the staff road the tires. My bike changed into the one I always wanted. I enter curves at least 20% faster, and with great confidence. My line through the corners is precise and I don't fight the steering at all. I don't know about tread life as I only have a couple of thousand miles on them, but I can tell you these tires completely transformed my bike. March 15, 2015
great tire moved from an '06 caponord that did 60,000+ miles on pr3's to a 2015 caponord that i swapped out the oem tire at 4000 miles for the pr4. i used to get 13.5k out of the rear pr3's and almost 17 out of the fronts. right now i'm at just over 10k on the set. still plenty of tread. i ride fully bagged up rain or shine 80 miles a day weekdays. we've actually had a couple of wet spells and the tires are just as i had hoped as far as traction. i might get 13k out of the rear and more from the front. March 8, 2015
Commute, Canyon & RaceTrack no problem! I was looking for a commuter tire that I could shoot the occasional canyon and get overall good life out of. Only a couple thousand plus miles on these so maybe a little new for a review. Just did a track day in the ran on them so thought I would write a review. Did a day at the Streets of Willowsprings on this rubber with standing water on track and constant rain. All I can say is the tires way out performed my level of fear. As hard as I was willing to push them they never slipped or scared me and I'm on a liter bike. Get these tires you will like them. They just make perfect since for a sportbike rider that spends time upright during the week and leaning only on the weekends. Ride on! March 2, 2015
Great tire for the price. Put this on the back of a 2012 DL1000 replacing the original Trailwing that had worn out. It gave up some traction on the dirt roads, but sticks far better on pavement. Something to consider if you like the dirt, or are mostly on pavement. Outside of the occasional dirt road I don't see much dirt myself. I don't know about longevity yet because I only have a few hundred miles on it. Hoping it holds up for more than the 9500 miles that the Trailwing lasted. February 28, 2015
5 stars from the bike community every member of every motorcycle community group i'm apart of raves about this tire. They all told me to expect great traction, longer life and better response. current cold weather conditions in NJ aren't helping for a better review. Cant go wrong when everyone else seems to be on the same page about this tire. February 23, 2015
YES! What an excellent tire! Everything they said it is! I like them better than the '3s' and they were excellent too! February 17, 2015
Almost 10K miles, never a hiccup Slightly disappointed I got to 9.5K instead of an even 10K miles with the rear, but between the chip seal on Angeles Crest Highway and the occasional detour on gravel, I'm happy with getting double what I got on the stock Dunlops for the CBR600RR. Ridden in heat, in cold, in wet canyons, and never gave me anything other than complete confidence. Sure, operator error like leaning on sandy patches created moments, but that wasn't the tire's fault. Slightly disappointed the center wore much faster than the shoulders. I commute on it, but I also figured the Pilot Roads would have a resilient center compound, which is why I didn't get the Pilot Power. The front looks good for 10K. February 17, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
John T: Heard nothing but good things about the PR4 and wanted to try it for myself. This tire gives me a little extra confidence in the turns and which helped me to hit the lean limit on the bike Mar 23, 2015
Katherine S: Want too see how good this tie is stove everyone writers a good review all the time Mar 15, 2015
Mark B: I cover 500+ miles per week on SoCal freeways. Need something that will give longer mileage thru the center of the tire, but will still hang in the canyons once a month. Expensive tire tho! Mar 14, 2015
steven p: was camping in nc and bumped into a guy who swore he got close to 10,000 miles on a pilot 3. so I can imagine that a pilot 4 naturally would be better. he was from ohio. I didn't believe him so I went to your site and did some research. I was impressed with the stats. I have a TL1000s Suzuki, and I'm not afraid to say its got the most head snapping torque I've ever had on two wheels. Tires don't stand a chance, but we'll give this one a burn through the valley. Mar 9, 2015
Kevin M: Got 10K out of my previous PR4 rear, but its squaring hard now so time for a new one! Great tire. Mar 1, 2015
Mark S: Name brand and the reviews on Revzilla. My friend also bought some and I saw and liked them. Feb 27, 2015
JAMES Z: hoping for better wear than pilot road 3's Feb 9, 2015
Mark H: Word is they're good Feb 9, 2015
Rudy M: The 20% longer thread life was a factor, good reviews and weather that i live in. Feb 4, 2015
ralph w: used pilot road 3 in the past now willing to try the 4 Feb 3, 2015
Roderick L: All reviews and comments indicate this is a great hi-po street tire. Great balance of grip vs mileage. Going on a 2000 CBR1100XX Blackbird Feb 3, 2015
Ziyad A: Ran PR3s for 7000 miles. Best performing tire I've had on the R1200R as far as I can tell.
Triying PR4 this time
Jan 23, 2015
Phillip A T: I've had good luck with the Pilot Road 4 on my NT700VA. It's given good treadlife and outstanding traction. Jan 21, 2015
Alexei C: Best reviewed tire for my purposes. Jan 21, 2015
PETER S: This will be my third set of RPs. I really like these tires on the Concours 14. The bike handles well and it holds the road as if I am on a rail. Jan 19, 2015
Dave R: I hear it is the best at wet traction and tire life. Jan 5, 2015
David C: Excellent reviews,good price,comfortable dealing with Revzilla. Jan 3, 2015
Colin Z: Everyone seems to rave about these, so even though I'm pretty happy with my pirelli angel GT's I have shod now, I'll give these a shot. Jan 2, 2015
William K: Reviews and friends. EVERYBODY says to get these tires for my Multistrada 1200S. Dec 13, 2014
Z26 C: Great tires for sport bike in wet and slide dirty road. Best confortable and best seller Revzilla Dec 3, 2014
Brian G: Duh! They rock on the VFR! Nov 29, 2014
En H: I want some long lasting tires that also grip well when cornering. Nov 29, 2014
Patrick D: These tires got great reviews, and this was the best price I could find. Nov 26, 2014
Roland A: Friend recommended them. 300 miles on them now...scrubbed in and really liking them. Nov 22, 2014
Steven G: Have used PR 2's in past with excellent results. Have been told by others that this new model (PR4) is a great replacement for grip in twisties. Nov 22, 2014
john s: Ive been using the pr3s ,time to upgrade. Nov 20, 2014
Dave C: High number of good reviews. Nov 16, 2014
Franklin D B: good reviews Nov 3, 2014
Nicholas H: The Pilot Road 4 was the tire to use in cool-to-cold weather, which seems to dominate most of my riding season. Nov 1, 2014
Frank C: Phenomenal experiences with Michelin Pilot 3 tires. Looking forward to try improved new model (Pilot 4). Oct 31, 2014
Andy K: This specific tire was requested by my son for his 01 YZF600R as a Birthday present. Oct 29, 2014
Mack D: Based on reviews, I was looking for a top of the line sport touring tire package Oct 25, 2014
S P: very nice and sticky tire Oct 22, 2014
Jeffrey S: I have used each generation of Pilot Road Tires and each has performed well and lasted acceptably. I have especially liked the wet weather performance. I expect the "4" to just continue this performance and last a little longer. Oct 21, 2014
david s: they had a good review Oct 17, 2014
Timothy F: Did a lot of web searching and RevZilla had the best price hands down. Oct 8, 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
George R: I had the PR1, PR2, and have the PR3's. Every pair was better than the last. So I figure the PR4's are going to be an improvement because they keep getting better. I've never been disappointed and they've never let me down. I have a K1200R BMW. The PR2 & PR3's gave me 10,000-12,000 so I can see 12-13,000 with the PR4's Oct 2, 2014
J J: PR 4's have good reviews and my bike needed new tires. Oct 2, 2014
Carlos S: Previous experience with Pilot Road 3. High mileage (7,500!) and excellent grip on my K1300S. Sep 28, 2014
Donvier L: Primarily reviews from other people. The PR3 has exceptional reviews and those that have the PR4s seem to speak even higher of them. Sep 15, 2014
Richard W: Good reviews. Sep 5, 2014
Brett S: Reports of durability, good all-weather handling and minimal price increase over the PR3 tires. Sep 2, 2014
John P: Love my PR3s, had to upgrade. Sep 1, 2014
John C: Good luck with earlier versions of the PRs and needed to replace my current rear tire. Revzilla customer service clarified my choice between the standard PR4 and the GT, which sealed the deal. Thanks Aug 26, 2014
Aaron I: Amazing review from friends who ride year round here in the PNW. Aug 25, 2014
Skyler V: Great rating Aug 14, 2014
Bob C: Very happy with my PR 3's. The reviews I say said the 4's were even better. I'll give them a try Aug 11, 2014
Robert H: Had the road 3's so got this one as it seemed better since it's supposed to last longer.
the front still has the road 3 from last Oct 2013.
the rear road 3 tire is still great on the sides...but the center seems worn down...been doing a lot more freeway driving recently. Like 4k mi in the last 3 months.

bike is a 2012 CBR600 RR

buying this tire ahead of the rainy season cause I want to make sure I have the tire before I need it =)

will prob swap the rear road 3 @ 20k miles
Aug 9, 2014
Mark F: Excellent reputation and tread life. Aug 9, 2014
David K: I have read many good things about this tire and decided to try it out. It also matches the PR2 on the front of the bike. Jul 29, 2014
john k: best priced pilot road 4s i could find. Jul 29, 2014
javier r: long lasting and ok on corners Jul 27, 2014
D J: Reviews were good! Jul 17, 2014
clinton h: was pleased with power pilot
i have had the road 3
i have run qualifier 3
thought i would see how these worked
Jul 15, 2014
samuel m: Only had the new Pilot Road 4 tires installed for about a 3 weeks, but so far they have performed GREAT.I will be extremely well satisfied. Jul 8, 2014
derek s: i went to a buell forum and found out that most were using Michelin, dunlop, metzeler, and bridgestone, after finding the most info about price and performance i could i ran some numbers and decided the michelin pr4's should be the best all around with performancel, reliabitly and overall value with all things considered

Jul 6, 2014
Rodney C: The many reviews online and here at RZ Jul 5, 2014
S A: I was looking for a tire that would last driving to work and capable of sharper angles around corners. Jul 2, 2014
Robert M: I currently ride on PR3s and they have been great. From what I have read, the PR4s are only getting better. Jun 28, 2014
manuel r: best quality for the price! Jun 17, 2014
Ubong A: It's an improvement on the pilot road 3. Jun 16, 2014
Steven K: Awesome Tire!! Jun 11, 2014
Richard R: I have been using the PR3's for over 3 years and 60K miles on my Honda NT700VA. The tires were incredible in all handling conditions and tire life was exceptional. Finally wore out my rear PR3 and have seen only great reviews about the PR4's, so I'm moving up to them too. Jun 10, 2014
Piper C: Purchased Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires last year. I have been very pleased with them. I got 16K on my first set, and I expect to get 18k out of my current set. Can't go wrong with PR4's. Jun 9, 2014
Ray L: I have 5K miles on these so far. The rear on my K1600GTL is nearing the wear bars so...I am ordering a second set. They sure do inspire confidence in the twistys! Wear could be better but....They are better than the Metzler Z8's that came on the bike Jun 6, 2014
Deborah L: I've had very good success with Pilot Road 3 on my 2013 F800 GT BMW getting over 21,000 miles on it. Looking to get 20% more running the Pilot Road 4. Jun 3, 2014
ty T: Life span May 30, 2014
Jason C: These tires give amazing grip. They warm up super quick and really feel good when you push them. I had Diablo's on my triumph from the dealer and they already wore out after 5,000 miles. Kind of a small life but these have lasted me closer to 10,000 easier on my previous bike. May 27, 2014
Gregory V: No better tire! May 13, 2014
Nelson S: Recommended for M696 my daily commute ride. May 13, 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
wally s: i have pilot power 3 on bike now and want more miles out of the rear cause the front is fine. May 4, 2014
Thomas H: looking for a sport touring tire that might last more that one season...! May 1, 2014
Fernando B: Reviews set this as one of the best, id rather buy once and get a long lasting tire than buy multiple tires that will weara often Apr 23, 2014
Robert M: Michelins are the best rubber out there!! Apr 21, 2014
Paul V: I had a set of P3s and really liked them, figured the P4's will be better Apr 17, 2014
L O: I'm a middle-aged married guy who commutes on my motorcycle rain or shine. I've been running Q2 Sportmax tires which are very sticky in nice weather but they are not the best tire in the rain. I hope that the Pilot 4 is as good in the rain as the write-ups suggest. Apr 14, 2014
Gary G: Heard nothing but good things about these tires. Apr 6, 2014
Geoffrey C: Good reviews and user feedback from the Michelin Road / Pilot line. Chose the Pilot 4 for a Speed Triple because it is reported to have a good balance between commute durability and sportiness. Apr 2, 2014
Michael H: Need rear upgrade for my 2007 Honda Interceptor 25 Anniversary Edition. Mar 25, 2014
Benjamin B: locked up the back brake and flat spotted my PR3 :( but $10 in Revzilla cash allowed me to get the newer tire for cheaper than the old one! :D Mar 13, 2014
Jacob M: Only reason I am ordering this tire was my PR3 I ordered in August that I had for a week blew out after I ran over a large piece of metal in my work parking lot. I'm hoping that they perform just as good if not better then the PR3s Feb 22, 2014
gary h: I have a set of these on my R1150RTP. Based on what I'm seeing I should get about 14K miles, They stick well when leaned over and in the wet. Feb 18, 2014
Sean H: I wanted an all around motorcycle tire for daily riding and supurb traction on wet and dry surfaces. Feb 15, 2014
Gary M: Listened to your video on the internet . Jan 31, 2014
Carlos C: ok Jan 28, 2014
Frederick N: After completing hours of research these are the best choice hands down!!! Jan 18, 2014
Rich S: Reviews on this tire indicate it is better than the Pilot 2 2CT that my son raved about. Jan 13, 2014
Dennis P: I have a hyper sport bike. An 1199S. I ride in Oregon and there is always a chance that I can get caught in heavy rain. I used the Road 3 on my 996 for years and had great wet and dry grip in all conditions. Also getting twice the mileage on these tires is an added plus.
I also know riders using these tires at track days who have matched their lap times compared to the Pirelli OEM tires.
Jan 11, 2014
JR P: I picked these tires because I had a good experience with the Pilot Road 3s and I will report back when I install these and put some miles on them. Jan 10, 2014
Johnnie B: Needed new tires for my motorcycle, these fit the bill. Jan 6, 2014
Robert F: Reccomendation of friend that has Pilot Road 3s. Jan 4, 2014
A shopper asked: Converting my dedicated Aprilia track bike over to do some street duty so I can get more enjoyment out of it and save on gas. Have slicks for track days, but looking to get a street tire for commuting around and day trips down to Phoenix from Flagstaff. Would you recommend the Road 4 or 3 for my sportbike considering that the 3 has medium/soft vs the hard/medium of the 4? Maybe run a 4 up front and 3 in rear or would I be better off with a pair of Pilot Power 2ct since there are some fun curvy roads around here? Thanks, and keep up the reviews they really help! Jan 23, 2014
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Kyle A: Definitely the Road4's. The hard compound middle is the key to avoiding flat spotting with daily road riding. You'll still be able to get aggressive in corners. I only got about 4500 miles out of my pilot power 2ct's due to excessive flat spotting in the middle, the edges are still good. Feb 1, 2014
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A shopper asked: noob question, but when purchasing tires on sites like this, how do you guys go about getting them mounted? i ran the idea of buying here and having my local shop mount them for me and they weren't too happy about it. Nov 3, 2014
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John W: My dealer was perfectly happy to mount tires I got from Revzilla. I liked that they did professional balancing as well -- but it turns out that recommended inflation pressure varies by bike, and they didn't bother to dial in to the bike specific specs from the bike manufacturer, so I had to tweak that myself. So bottom line is, find a shop with a great attitude, make sure they do balancing also, and check the pressure for front and back versus what the bike maker recommends. Nov 11, 2014
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Steven L: I've always ordered tires via web and had mounted at local bike shops. Usually, the appreciate not having to order or remove wheels from the bike. If it pisses off your shop, it's most likely because they can't mark up the tires. Ask them how much for them to order. Nov 19, 2014
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Jason C: I take it to my dealer. It's non of their business where I get my tires haha Feb 10, 2015
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A shopper asked: I just got an 06' GSXR 750. I am a year round rider in the Portland, OR area.
There is a ton of rain here and was wondering if I should go with the Pilot Road 3 or 4, and since I am looking for a new tire, should I go with a 190/55 while I am at it? Or just stick with the stock size?

Oct 18, 2014
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Gail M: Hi Brad I have two parts to this answer 1) I am a firm believer that the manufacturer has spent a fair amount of a gazillion dollars on R&D on your GSXR and think that if the design and suspension called for a larger tire to maximize handling... they would have done so! 2) as for the Mich. product I would go for the PR 4 I think they have worked the bugs out of the last design. I have run both on my FJR 1300 and am very happy with the 4 the traction with the 4 is MUCH improved. The 3 I ran had surprisingly had started to cup on me (partly my fault due to lack of PSI) Now run 42 F&R the wet traction is great (my opinion) but any wet traction claims are a personal confidence level more than anything (jus my 2 cents) I don't think you will be disappointed with the PR 4s and get some extra miles too! Oct 21, 2014
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Samuel K: I live in SW Florida, ride year-round and I would recommend the Road 4 any day of the week for wet weather riding. The Road 3 will give you better grip in the dry, less good (not bad) in the wet, and will last about 1/2 to 2/3 as long as a set of Road 4's. Road 4's were designed to balance tire life with performance and still beat the road 3 in wet conditions. Stick with your stock size if at all possible as exceeding your rim size can change the tire profile and accelerate wear. I own a Kahana 600 with Road 4 tires and a VFR800 with pilot powers. Even though the VFR is a sweeter ride I'm on the Kat in rainy weather cause of the confidence those tires inspire. Oct 19, 2014
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George L: I would definitely go with the P4. It has better wear characteristics with no discernible loss of "stickiness" through the twisties. I ride a Multistrada with similar HP as your bike...you'll be fine with this tire. And, obviously, it's great in the wet....a primary focus for this tire. As an aside, I just came back from a scorching (speed) 4600 mile tour with miles to spare. Oct 19, 2014
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Dennis P: I use the fours on my Panigale S. I live on the Oregon coast. They are a great value given the potential mileage they get, Great on wet roads andwhen I bought mine they were cheaper than the threes. I ride them hard in the corners. No chicken strip. I used the threes on my 996 Ducati. Cant say anything negative about them. Stay with your stock size. Oct 20, 2014
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Brian G: Go with the 4! Awesome tire. Got some rain riding in this season and they stuck like a charm! Oct 19, 2014
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Justin E asked: My motorcycle (Honda NC700X) is not a “sport touring” motorcycle. It is an “adventure” motorcycle that I use 90% of the time for commuting. The mixed road/dirt tires that came on my machine are spent at 3K Mi and completely flat in the middle. I need tires that are hard in the middle because my 30 min commute consist of a mostly straight line. Are these the tires for me? Mar 22, 2015
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Cary B: Yes, these are perfect tires for you. I went 12000 km last season on my Versys; mostly in a straight line during my 120 km round trip commute. The tires only showed minimal wear at the end of the season. Great for wet or dry roads in all temps ( I ride down to 3 degrees with no upper limit) but I recommend staying on the pavement, as these are definately not off-road tires. Mar 22, 2015
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Justin E: Perfect! I just wanted to here from someone other then a larger touring motorcycle owner. I have been leaning towards this tire but my NC700X doesn't really have a big demographic yet. NC is fast, comfortable and get outstanding MPG (50-70 mpg depending on rider) compared to just about everything in it's cc range. It just came with tires that do not meet my needs. Mar 23, 2015
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Tim Y: The guy I ride long, high mileage weekends with is on a NC. He and I both get 15-17,000 miles out of the pilot 4's. The very best rain tires you can buy. Great tires for commuting or weekend runs to the mountains. Mar 22, 2015
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Justin E: The extensive review on the video and your response to my question are very helpful to me! Thank you very much. Mar 23, 2015
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Steve H: Probably a better option out there if you are getting in the dirt at all. Mar 23, 2015
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A shopper asked: I have a 14 BMW S1000R and I commute everyday and I live near Chicago. I ride from March to December and I'm looking for a tire for cold, wet, dry and hot weather with long tire wear. Is this a good tire for a 160hp bike? No track days. Feb 20, 2015
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Joseph A. M: I installed these tires on my Yamaha FZ6R in June 2014 & have only ridden in dry conditions so I don't know what they are like in wet weather. We had a cool summer here in Michigan so all I can tell you is this, after I installed these tires there was a 100% improvement in the handling of my bike & I would definitely buy these tires again. If they can improve the handling on my beginner bike that much I can't imagine how much they will improve the performance on your BMW. As for long tire wear I only put on 1600 miles on my bike last summer & I don't see any wear at all yet. As far as I can see these are great tires & should serve well in all conditions. Feb 20, 2015
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Richard G: It's a great tire period. I cannot say about how it handles in snow because we just have not had any in Southwest Florida in a very long time. Michelin puts a lot of silica in their compound so it really handles well in turns on wet roads. I'm on a 2015 K1300S and I put 2,000 miles a month on the tires and I lean them right to the edge all the time. I commute the half mile (each way) work every day, ride 100 miles Tuesday evenings and 350 to 400 miles on Saturdays doing the back roads. The tire is extremely stable and will make your bike feel like a whole new ride. I average about 10,000 miles on a set of tires and don't sacrifice and performance. Feb 22, 2015
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Steve H: If this isn't the tire for you I don't know what would be. I have nearly 2000 miles on mine and they still look fresh. I've had two rain days with them, one in a canyon and one on the track, both days made me fall in love with this tire. I ride a 02 Aprilie Mille; not a 160hp bike but I'm sure I out weigh you. Mar 3, 2015
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Josh W: I use this tire on my '11 Speed Triple and ride in the same conditions, as long as the temps are above 45 degrees. Although I've had limited experience in wet conditions, I love it after 3,000+ miles. Feb 20, 2015
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BRIAN F: I believe this is the overall best tire ever made. Improved miliage over the pr3 and exceptional in rain. I would strongly suggest this tire. Feb 21, 2015
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A shopper asked: Hi guys..

I'm about to purchase a new bike (BMW k1300s)

Is the pr4 the one for me, or should it be the pr4 GT tyre? The bike are not that heavy, but it not light either. Around 250kg *ready for the road*

I'll be riding alone 50-70% of the time! the last 30% would be with a passenger and some time with full luggage. (3bags an tent etc)

The temp here in dk are from spring to fall 15-25-10 degrees Celsius.

My driving will be long trips with a passenger and full luggage (not every year) and then a lot of small roads speed cruising.

Mar 22, 2014
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Gail M: Hi I had read the reviews and all the information available at the time , I would consider the GT for your application. As with any new model/series of tires the greater amount of direct feedback from the users will give you the best recommendations. I have always been very confident in the Michelin product line They produce a very high quality product Ride safe. Mar 22, 2014
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wagner s: Hello! Awesome I wish you luck with your new bike :) from what you said, the GT is a fit for you. They are meant for longevity and I believe that you will benefit from that. Unless you are planning to hit the curves hard then you'll have no problem with the GTs. Ride safe! Mar 22, 2014
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mike m: Hello...I think the pr4 would be a great choice. I ride a Yamaha FJR1300 and could not be more happy with how the pr4 is performing. Amazing traction in all road condition. I have similar ridding requirements and am completely confident in the pr4. Mar 22, 2014
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Crun H: There's a lot of grip on this tire.when I first put them on I noticed a difference in riding. I would say u should be fine with these but then again I have a streetbike... As far as comfortable... they feel great Mar 22, 2014
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Joseph A. M: Sorry I can't answer your question. I did not put the tires on my bike yet as it is too cold here in Michigan to ride. Also being an American I don't know how much 250kg is or 15 degrees Celsius as we use pounds & Fahrenheit. Mar 23, 2014
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Michael J asked: I have a 2010 KTM 690 Duke with Pilot Power Tires. The bike only has 1600 miles on it and the rear tire is worn out in the center. The front tire is in great condition. Honestly, I'm not a wheelie king - I'm 59 y.o.! So, I'd like a replacement rear tire with more longevity. Can I mix the existing front Pilot Power with the Pilot Road 3 on the rear? Is there another tire that might offer more longevity? I've read the Continental Road Attack is a great tire. Should I consider it? Most of my riding is in town and country roads. Mar 3, 2014
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joe g: I put road 3's on my r1200rt beemer, bike weighs 600lb with bags and im 250 so theres 850 lbs. i ride fast and love twisties. i bought a set of road 4's this winter because of the low price and to have a set ready when i need them, the 4's are supposed to get 20% better milage. when they came i compared them to the 3's and honestly the 3's are less than half gone. I've got 10,ooo miles on the 3's and am amazed. as far as mixing them i can't say for sure, but over the last fifty years i,'ve been riding i have mixed tires without any problems, always bias with bias or radial with radial. I ride 15,000 miles a year or more. these are the first michelins i've owned and they feel great. I will never have any other brand of tire, and trust me i've had every brand on many different bikes. I'm 66 y/o and ride them like i stole them. Mar 3, 2014
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Benjy Y: Michael, It isn't safe to mix 2 dissimilar handling tires on the same bike. I mixed the PR4 on the front and PR3 on the rear of my ninja because the PR4 is just the next iteration of the same tire. You never want to mix 2 different handling tires on a bike or a car as you get different handling results. Personally I'd replace both tires with the PR4 (you said PR3) so one doesn't allow more aggressive handling that the other just can't- even if you aren't pushing it to the limit. Hope that helps. Mar 3, 2014
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Rich S: I have 2001 Suzuki sv650s and a 2004 Yamaha R6. I run a pilot power on the front of the r6 and a road 2 on the back. My about has a road 2 front and road 3 rear. I have no complaints :) Mar 3, 2014
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Charles M: I got 7200 miles out oaf set of pilot road 3 on my Gs 1200 that is riden aggressively. I have 1100 miles on road4s with about same wear as 3 at this mileage. Cjm Mar 9, 2014
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Brian J L: I have mixed like tires before without problems. I recommend the pr3 or better yet the pr4. Best tires on the market. Mar 3, 2014
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Randy R asked: I currently have pilot power 3's on my 2003 636. I am about to hit the wear line, and I am not sure what to buy. I am extremely glad with my pp3 since they have around 7k miles on them. I am currently only using my bike for commuting, i travel about 70 miles every day, mainly highway. Should I stick with pp3? or tryout the pr4? Im am not sure if suspersports are always suposed to get the power's and sport-touring the roads, so those who have supersports and use pr4? what is your oponion? OR any opinion from riders who have had previous experience on what i am encountering? Dec 24, 2014
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Richard G: The PR4's are an excellent tire for what you are doing. The center is very hard and will give you great wear. The sides are soft enough that you will not have any trouble going to a track day either. The new compound that Michelin is using will give you a whole new feeling on your bike. It is like they flicked a switch and all of a sudden the bike is more stable then it has ever been before the new tires. Dec 24, 2014
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mike m: I have pr4's on my FJR1300. So far have I just over 8k miles of spirited riding and the tires show very little wear.. from the looks of it I would not be surprised if I get 12k out of them. I cant imagine a tire inspiring more confidence in all riding conditions. Have ridden from 38° to over 100° and more rain than I care to admit lol. I dont think you can go wrong with a set of pr4's Dec 24, 2014
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Jay M: Absolutely! I've got 11k on my 2005 FJR1300 and they probably have about another 1k of life on them. I ride in the same circumstances you describe and the PR4's have been just as good, if not better, than the PR3's. Excellent tire in the wet, and you can't beat the wear life. Dec 30, 2014
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harry g p: I have used all the Pilot road versions and like them all. My group all use the PR4s now and love them. We only ride on back roads in Pennsylvania at a spirited pace and the bikes include KTM 1300,Apriia Tuano, 2 K1300S BMWs, BMW s1000HP all on PR4s
everyone happy.
Dec 24, 2014
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Arrigan H asked: Hi, I'm trying to make a decision about which tire to buy. I mostly commute in the city but accelerate hard when available, and twisty mountain roads once every month. Not much rainy days here. I make about 500miles every month.
Alternatives are:
This PR4,
Pilot Power 3,
Pirelli MT60 RS Corsa
Avon Distanzia SM
I know the last 2 are very soft and low milage but they look fantastic!
All of them are about 460$ in my country...At this price level last 2 alternative seems luxury but I want them! =)
So what do you recommend?
Oct 20, 2014
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Alan G: I have the PR4 tires, and coming from the Battlax tires I had on before, I have to say these are incredible. I put about 500 miles a week commuting on highway and spur-of-the-moment road trips. Since these are dual compound, they stay hard in the center so they won't square off and soft on the edges so you have plenty of grip in the corners. With tires as expensive as they are where you're from, you want something that will last you a long time! I think these may be your best bet. Also, function over form. Tires may look nice, but you don't see them when you're on the bike ;) Oct 21, 2014
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lance m: i have experience with the pr3 and pr4. the pr3 are excellent tires that lasted me 7k before replacing with the pr4's.
i drive mostly back twisty roads. the pr3's were very good and i felt very confident with the holding power. the tires made me feel like i was on a gyroscope. as they wore, less so.
i replaced them with the updated pr4's and feel very confident that these tires are as good or better than the pr3's. other interests have reduced my overall mileage this year, so i can't confirm the longevity of the tire wear.
i would recommend the pr4's as being a quality all around tire for my sport touring bike. i especially like the holding power in turns, the confidence i feel riding with them and the relative durability of wear.
Oct 22, 2014
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Joseph L: Based on what other riders claim, and also my experience, having the PR4 on the front and the PR3 on the back is the best combination for this model/brand of tire. The PR3 rear is a little grippier for that spirited riding but both tires will last quite a while on the bike, and are excellent rain tires. I believe this is the best choice as you're mainly commuting.

If you wanted a second set of tires for spirited riding, the Corsa is perfect. But not if you're commuting most of the time.

Oct 21, 2014
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John W: Well I haven't tried all those tires, but I replaced my Treadmax with PR4's and they are truly amazing. I took them out in the rain and pushed their limits and they refused to budge. The only weakness I see on the PR4s, which supposedly wasn't an issue so much on the PP3 is when you have grooved pavement. They don't like it and it doesn't feel right to me. Other than this they seem incredible. Nov 11, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a 2002 BMW R1150R and am looking at new shoes for her. Will these fit? Don't have the tire sizes in front of me at the moment. Sep 21, 2014
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George L: Per the prior correspondent, check with Revzilla regarding appropriate tire size for you bike.....assuming the P4's have the size for you ....you'll love them. I've used them on my '05 BMW RT....great tire. Oct 19, 2014
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Steven L: Don't know if they'll fit (Ask Revzilla, should be an easy answer). I'm on my second set and HIGHLY recommend! Best all around tires I've ever had. Great grip, good milage and really good in the rain. Oct 18, 2014
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Richard G: In sure they will fit and you will really notice a difference in the quality of the ride especially in the turns as well as the length of wear. Sep 22, 2014
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lance m: i have a 2004 k1200gt and love them Oct 22, 2014
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A shopper asked: I ride a 1993 CBR1000F and I am in need of tires. Which would be a better tire, the Pilot road 4 or the road 4 GT? My riding consists of a 100 mile round trip commute monday through friday. On the weekends I to get my lean on in the twisty Southern California Canyons. An example would be the Angeles crest Highway, Ortega, and the back side of Palomar mountain. I don't ride overtly fast but I do like to lean.
Since I do 2K a month just in commuter miles tire life is a priority.
Jun 29, 2014
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Doug Z: If your doing a lot of long distance 2-up with cases then use the GT as they have a firmer construction, else use the non-GT... Info from Michelin:

Michelin Pilot Road4 GT:

Patented 2AT technology provides maximum stability for GT-class bikes.

All of the Michelin Pilot Road 4 features, including the same tread pattern
Stiffer casing with 2AT for GT-class bikes and 2-up riding with luggage
Typical applications:

BMW R1200 RT
BMW K1300 GT
BMW K1600 GT and GTL
Honda Pan European
Kawasaki 1400 GTR
Triumph 1200 Trophy
Yamaha 1300 FJR

2AT tech:

New 2AT, Dual Angle Technology
for GT-class touring bikes
Michelin’s patented new 2AT Dual Angle Technology is a
revolutionary design architecture for motorcycle tires that
delivers the stiffness you need for heavier touring bikes,
AND the comfort you desire for the long ride. 2AT uniquely
combines elements of both bias and radial tire designs during
the manufacturing process in order to deliver the best of both
worlds: the extra load carrying capacity of bias and the riding
pleasure of a radial.

I currently ride on Road 4's on a Triumph Tiger 1050 for commuting 80 miles day and love them. I had Road 3's for 18K miles previously...
Jun 30, 2014
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Mike L: I've only had the PR4 on my 2011 Concours 14 a couple weeks. I commute and run long distances, dont ride fast or take lots of hard corners. If the 4 lasts like a Pilot Road 3, I got 14.5K and 15K out of my last two rear PR3 rear tires. That included fairly steady speed trips from Oregon to Florida, Oregon to Arizona, Oregon to Minnisota, etc. Regardless, 15,000 miles on the rear of a 140hp, 750 lbs motorclycle impressed me enough to try the next generation. Jun 29, 2014
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harry g p: You shouldn't need the GT it's made for large heavy sport touring bikes, yamaha 1300, big Kawasakis. Ect
I ride a bmw k1300s and have been using the regular versions with no problems. I just. Installed a PR4 190/55x17 on the rear and it works great.my friends and I run them on Apprilla Tuano, s1000HP4 and we all get outstanding mileage and handling from them 6 to 8 k miles.
You'll like them
Jun 29, 2014
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James M: My issue was the miles I have a k1600gtl and was getting only 7 to 8k on a set so I got the road pr4's and love them I have ridden this year 7500 miles and still have at least 1/2 tread left got caught in a huge rainstorm Saturday on twistie's and tire held like dry. If this stays like this I will never put a different tire on my bike so road pr4 s for me. Jun 30, 2014
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A shopper asked: Triumph Tiger 800 Road not used for trail ridding - do i still need the trail version or will the GT be good? Sep 22, 2014
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E R: This is not a dual sport tire, just a good all around road tire for people who do a lot of sport touring miles. You'll need a different tire for the trail. Sep 22, 2014
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Crun H: This is a very nice sticky tire...u won't find a better tire...in the rain it works. I did 9k miles on it before I changed it Sep 22, 2014
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Robert M: They offer 3 TYPE Pilot 4's The trail that u won't need seeing u will not be trail riding. The Gt which is a tire set up more for a heavier bike/ cruiser. With Ur bike I feel that the pilot 4 standard will be the right tire for Ur type of riding. I own a 09 Yamaha FZ1 and bought these same ones and I absolutely love these tires. I do all road riding and these tires by far are the best in the industry for sport touring. Great tire u will be happy with these. Sep 22, 2014
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Omar M asked: Hi there, i'd like to know if this tires are manufactured by France or China. Could you help me? Jan 29, 2014
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Michael G: Both of the PR4s (a 120/70R17 and a 160/60R17) that I have are made in Spain. Jan 30, 2014
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Rich S: There is a two-part mold marking on the tire. The first part looks like it was in the original mold and it says "Made in". The second part looks like it was an additional sub mold or melted in later. It says "Spain". So my tire says it was made in Spain. Surprised me, too.
Jan 29, 2014
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Bill B: Interesting, the set I have received say "Made in Spain" right on both of the tires Jan 29, 2014
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A S asked: What size valve stems are the pilot road 4 rear, (this tire) and the pilot road 3 front tire? Thanks Mar 11, 2015
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harry g p: They are tubless tires and the valve stems are in the rim, not the tire. They come with the bike! Mar 12, 2015
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Juan C asked: Do this Michelin come with the lettering color! ? Feb 23, 2015
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Harold S: No, all black. Feb 24, 2015
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STEVEN M: No Feb 24, 2015
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zack f asked: My old rear tire is a 170/60 r17. Since they dont have that size I was wondering what size you would recommend getting? Jul 19, 2014
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Michelle W: A better question is what sizes are compatible with your bike's rear rim. I know my bike can take a 180 or a 190, I stick with 180 because that is what came on it and best fits my riding style. Jul 20, 2014
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Colin M: 180/55r 17 would probably fit. I've used both sizes on the same rim. Jul 31, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a 2009 Ducati 848, would it be advised if I purchase the GT version of the PR4? Feb 26, 2014
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Sean H: The pilot 4 GT are made for a heavier sport touring bike for people riding two up. it has a hard center compound to accommodate the extra weight. The pilot 4 roads for me on my yzf600r are speed rated at 168mph which my bike only tops out at 150. Hopefully this answers your question as I only have about 200 miles on my pilot 4 roads and I'm loving the handling and the performance of them already in wet and dry conditions. Feb 27, 2014
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Daniel C: Not sure I haven't installed the tires yet! Feb 26, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hi i have a Versys 650 Which Size i need for my bike? thanks Feb 25, 2014
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George L: Per Kawasaki's website this bike specifies 120/70 17" front and 160/60 17" rear. Feb 25, 2014
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Kirk K: I ride a Versys as well. Stock sizes are Front 120/70ZR17 (Revzilla Item# 941760) & rear 160/60ZR17 (Revzilla Item# 941756). I bought these from Revzilla in January. Absolutely love them!

Cap'n Kirk (from the Versys forum).

Ride Safe!
Feb 25, 2014
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Eric W asked: Question 1: I see the PR4s come in 150/70R17 for rear tires, but they don't come in 110/80R19 in the front? Isn't this a common pairing? Please confirm.

I ride a Triumph Explorer. I usually don't run strictly street tires, but will be riding the ALCAN this summer and will for that purpose. Many have great things to say about the PR3s (which come in 150/70R17 and 110/80R19), and I was planning on putting those on for the ride, then Michelin comes out with the PR4s.

Question 2: I see the PR4 Trails come in my size, but what is the benefit of those over the PR3? They have almost identical dual layering compared to the PR3s (and why call them "trail" tires if they are designed for street use only?)

Question 3: Besides durability increases with the new med/hard/med construction, do we expect performance increases/decreases of the new dual layering over the soft/med/soft of the PR3s?

Sorry for the long question. Thanks for you time.
Jan 21, 2014
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Samuel K: Answer #1: You might just be able to run a 120 on your front rim. My Katana 600 calls for a 110/70 front and 140/70 rear from the factory but the 120/70 front and 150/70 rear work just fine. Google will tell you if this is possible for your bike.

Answer #2: The trail tires are made for "adventure" and dual-sport bikes that just *might* see some dirt. Not the same as a knobby off-road-only tire by any means. These are designed to be used primarily on paved roads with the occasional dirt or gravel path underfoot. Beyond this, I cannot say how they compare to the PR3.

Answer #3: From what I understand, the newer compound will not only improve longevity but also wet-weather grip at the cost of dry-weather performance. Expect significantly decreased stopping distance in wet conditions and slightly less stickiness at extreme lean angles on dry pavement. Most riders can not safely utilize the full extent of the tire's traction anyway so this seems a moot point to me. Even for a rider skilled enough to exceed the capabilities of these tires, pushing those limits on the street would be unwise to say the least.
Jan 25, 2014
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Gordon W asked: I currently have Pilot Road 3's on my BMW R1200ST. Most of us wear out the rear tire before the front. When it comes time to change the rear tire, do you think it is a bad idea to have a Pilot Road 3 on the front, and a Pilot Road 4 on the rear? Jan 13, 2014
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Robert F: I ALWAYS change my tires in pairs. I love the feeling of 2 new tires .... and since the front is the most important, I definitly do not hesitate paying to have it replaced slightly before it's time. Jan 16, 2014
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Eric W: Do add to this question, would be a technical, safety, or performance issue if we were to mount a new PR3 on the front and a new PR4 on the rear? This would be true for Gordon as well since it looks like they don't make 110/80R19 in the PR4, except the Trail version which is basically the same dual layering as the PR3. Jan 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: What is the speed rating of the Pilot road 4 ? Is it the same rating as the Pilot road 3? Jan 11, 2014
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Robert G: the product detail talks about a GT version, but I do not see that offered. Is that something that will be offered in the future? Jan 13, 2014
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Bill B: The tag on the tire says 167mph - Jan 29, 2014
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A shopper asked: I just picked up a 99 Bandit 1200. I run the regular PR4 on my Yamaha FZ but was wondering if I should run the GT on the bandit or stick with the regular? Thanks. Dec 24, 2014
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BRIAN F: If you ride two up most of the time maybe go to the GT. Otherwise don't bother. Dec 24, 2014
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A shopper asked: can I use Michelin Pilot Road 4GT 170/60ZR17 and Michelin Commander 2 130/70B18 together on my 2008 Harley Davidson Road King Screaming Eagle ?
Dec 22, 2014
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George L: J

The best advice....use matching tires but it's my guess you raise the question because Michelin doesn't make a P4 in the appropriate size for your bike. I have mismatched tires on occasion when I couldn't get the right size (in a matching set) at the time of tire change. When that happens I'm very careful to ride with the recognition that the adhesion properties of the mismatched tires need to included in the calculus of appropriate corner speed, traction conditions, etc. In summary don't do it unless it's the only way to get you home.
Dec 22, 2014
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A shopper asked: What does a 160/60 rear weigh? Nov 21, 2014
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Robert F: A 180/55 rear MPR4 weighs 13 lbs. 13 ounces Nov 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: I know this question has been asked for similar situations/bikes., but my main question regards to cornering..Im currently running
Pirelli Angel GT front and rear, on my Ducati Multistrada 1200s GT..there nearing the end of there life, as Ive racked up nearly 10,000 on them.
The rear is squared in the middle, and the front, has a small amount of cupping, either side of center, but a fair bit of tread left.
im very happy with the handling of these tires, and am very aggressive in on/off ramps, and twistys .
How do you think the Pilot 4s compare in cornering with the Pirellis?
Aug 7, 2014
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Derek P: All day long, twice the tire with an amazing load rating. Aug 28, 2014
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A shopper asked: Question 1: I find it odd that Michelin is supplying PR4 rear tires in 150/70R17, but no fronts in 110/80R19? Can you confirm this?

I ride a Triumph Explorer, and generally don't run strictly street tires, but I'm riding the ALCAN this summer and will be using streets for that ride. I see that the PR4s come in my size in the Trail version (why call it a trail tire if they are designed for street use only??) as well as the PR3s. I'm interested in extreme durability, street only, wet/dry surface.

Question 2: Can you explain the benefit, if any, of the new medium/hard/medium construction of the PR4s over the soft/med/soft of the PR3s? Is it just for durability? Is there an expected reduction or increase in performance over the PR3s?

Jan 21, 2014
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Jonathan S: I found that the Metzlers that came on my Explorer (12) were a damn good tire for that bike and will be going back to them once I've worn these Karoo 3s out. Jan 28, 2014
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Robert G asked: the product detail talks about a GT version, but I do not see that offered. Is that something that will be offered in the future? Jan 13, 2014
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A S: The GT version is on their site and if you buy both tires its only a 10 dollar difference between the regular ones. Jan 19, 2014
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A shopper asked: Additional sizes in the works? 120/70 R19 & 180/55 R18 for an early VRod? Jan 6, 2014
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Ian C: I wouldn't expect to see this tire in the 18-inch size for the early VRod rear wheel. However, the Pilot Road 4 Trail does come in the 120/70 R19 size. Jan 8, 2014
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Rear / 190/55ZR17 75W 941754 03114/3114 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 150/70ZR17 69W 941755 05600/5600 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 160/60ZR17 69W 941756 73371 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Rear / 180/55ZR17 73W 941757 95800 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 190/50ZR17 73W 941758 32571 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment