Michelin Pilot Road 4 Rear Tires
I got a nail in my stock Dunlop tire so I read up some reviews on what the best tire for my 2014 Yamaha FZ09 was. I ordered this tire and was absolutely blown away. It is a night and day difference and I have so much more confidence while riding through curves. I would recommend this tire to anyone, it is great.
October 5, 2015
best rubbers ever used... Amazing grip in wet, confidence inspiring and amazing tread life
October 5, 2015
This is the first sport touring tire I have ever purchased and hoped that the PR4 would live up to the hype and it has! I do a lot of commuting which means a lot of straight line riding with the occasional longer mountain ride on the weekends. I have 2,500 miles on the rear and it is showing very little sign of wear so far. Wet traction has never been better. I take it easy in the rain but I think these tires and the bike can handle more in the rain than I'm willing to give.
October 2, 2015
Ducati MS1200 got 7,000 miles
I highly recommend these tires. The great handling is what makes this a top choice for me. I ride a Ducati MS1200, which burns up tires!, and got 7,000 miles on the rear. My riding style is very aggressive with some dirt roads (10%). I could possibly have gotten 8,000, but I switched to a HeidenauTKC80 setup for some Colorado Mountain pass riding in the dirt this fall. I do my own tire change/balance so I'll switch back to the Michelin's for hard road riding. Great handling, very good milage, great value.
September 14, 2015
Used to Be Very Good
I'm on my third PR4 rear tire - and I wish I could, but I can no longer recommend the PR4.
Michelin has changed something, and it hasn't been good. While I've always had good wet and dry traction, the current rear tire is wearing out fast. My first two PR4s yielded well over 13,500 miles (and I probably could have safely gotten another 1,000), but the current tire has only 7,000 miles on it and its doesn't have long to go before it needs to be replaced. I might make 9,000.
I am a touring rider - I expect tires to wear flat. I have not changed my riding style (which is not very aggressive) nor have I changed the weight I carry when on long trips.
I don't seem to be the only person who has had this problem. Another long distance rider I know who also rides the same bike I do has complained of poor mileage. I have seen write-ups in other online forums. In other words, its not just me.
September 9, 2015
Not recommended for aggressive riding
First impression was this tire is smaller than the same marked size (180/55r17) worn Metzeler Sporttec M7 it replaced, about 6mm narrower and noticeably shorter. If I use it again I would try the 190/55.
It is best in the wet and superior on loose stuff. Getting down on the edges of the tire was interesting and scrubbing it in was super interesting. I would scrub this in in a safe place. On a hard corner in the hills I went down on it. I would not recommend this tire for aggressive riders unless you can dial it back a notch.
Mileage looks like it will be around 5000 to the wear indicators compared to Metzeler Sporttec M7 at a shade over 3000.
September 5, 2015
Tires have great grip. Point blank. Best bang for buck. I have looked for some tires like this for a while and was super scared to get them because i do not have a lot of money but these seem to be doing just fine. I will be very impressed if i get quote 20 percent more out of them. Ride seems to be better all the way around. I feel comfortable in corners and just riding around. I do not want to get off my bike now. It says not to say the other names of the tires i had before but i will. i had q3. i had good luck with those and q2 before those. got less out of the q3. i did much research about this tire and talked to many people and some professionals. i am very happy with these tires so keep up the good work. also this tire company has been around for many years and i have heard they will be used at the motogp.
September 2, 2015
Much better than the dry rotten, 10 year old tires that came on my Hawk. So far nothing to complain about. Grippy, good in the wet, don't seem to be wearing too badly.
August 31, 2015