Michelin Pilot Road 4 Rear Tires
Excellent product, very good grip, and good tread life.
I love this tires everything you want. Excellent grip, The tread life for the grip is excellent. And in the wet fantastic.
July 27, 2015
A little loose in the corners
Been using the Pilot Road 4 for about 4000 miles now on the front and rear. I might get another 500 miles out of the rear.
The PR4 replaced a set of Dunlap Roadsmart ll.
I kmow this is a rear tire review but a quick note on the front, i haven't noticed a difference in handling from the softer RSll.
The rear tire is a little harder compond from the Roadsmart ll. I noticed the PR4 looses traction on tight turns that the RSll didn't have issues with but that's in "sporty" mode.
That being said one reason I went with the PR4 was for the harder compond for longer life. Overall I'm happy with the performance of the tires just be aware they don't hold the corners like RSll's do. I haven't used them on wet surfaces so I can't comment on that.
July 26, 2015
An amazing tire!!!
One of the best tires I've ever used!
Tread life is amazing! I commute daily,rain or shine, and so far I've gotten 8k out of them and they still have some meat left on them.
Grip is great! I'm a weekend warrior, always in the mountains (Cali) on sat and Sunday and I've had no problems with grip. I've been able to lean the bike over enough to use all the tread.
The only time it starts getting a bit schetchy is when you run over that patch of dirt I've run it through some oil spots and it held grip.
Wet weather grip is spot on. I felt more comfortable riding in the rain since I got these tires. They grip really good and when coming to a stop the tail hasn't twerked on me yet . Stoping distance in the rain surprised me as the bike comes to a safe stop before the intersection instead of a few feet in the intersection.
My main concern prior to purchasing these tires was how their handling was on the curves and it's safe to say while they may not have the grip of the q3's but still a great investment. I purchased the tires same day as my buddy did his q3's and I always kee up with him on the twisties and he's already replaced the q3's once. If you commute on a daily and ride on the weekends this is a spectacular tire to own.
July 22, 2015
I have had the time to put these tires through trials most people wouldn't, and they just don't give up!
I ride with riders that push thier bikes to the extreme, and do it often. We get out in the back roads, miles from towns and traffic and let loose a little. These Road 4s have a quick warm up, good feel and incredible bite on the road in any but the most challenging conditions.
I ride a Dicati Monster 1200, and these tires are a great match for the performance of this machine. They have excellent milage in them, and will drag pegs with the best of DOT track tires. Buy these, and as always,
Enjoy the Ride Amigo...
July 17, 2015
After reading multiple online reviews I replaced my pilot road 3's with these new PR4's. The handling of my bike improved noticeably with the upgraded tire. I can nearly put a knee down in a curve(without worry) yet I get the long tread life and wet traction of a touring tire. For my riding needs, this PR4 was a no brainer choice.
I commute in Ohio weather year round on a BMW F800R.
Also the ordering was fast/friendly and shipping was hassle free.
July 6, 2015
Better than the already great PR3
Love these tires. Went from the stock Metzeler Racetec K3 tires on my Speed Triple to these. In the past I've always run Pilot Road 2's and then Pilot Road 3's on my bikes. Great traction in the wet. I ride year round and haven't ever had an issue with wet traction with the PR tires. Wear seems to be good, I expect to get about 10,000 miles at least out of the rear.
July 3, 2015
smooth and sporty
Upgraded from a Pilot Road 3 on the back of my '02 VFR to match the PR4 on the front. Noticed some dead-center howling from the front but the rear is smooth and sporty, soaking up the bumps and the weight of this bike (with Givi V47 topcase with laptop/backpack) while giving the bike a renewed sporty feel.
Have only put on about 600mi and there's no rain in California so can't say anything about wet riding, but looking forward to more miles given the VFR's commute duty.
June 30, 2015
Great so far
Bike feels more stable than before. I had the original 2008 tires on the bike and 6000 miles. Center tread was showing metal from riding 2-up all summer.
New tire profile feels more balanced and bike feels more planted. More confidence going into turns a bit faster. No experience in the rain yet.
June 29, 2015