Michelin Pilot Road 4 Rear Tires
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
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
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