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Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail 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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Best tires ever I commute 115miles a day. Rain or shine. Hauling butt and splitting lanes on a GS. Get these tire. Last about 14K with proper inflation. I run 37/41. Mitch sportbiker929 January 12, 2015
No Gripe On Grip Only had these for a few hundred miles on my '08 VStrom, but almost 80% of that was rain. I couldn't get them to slip! In short, these tires are far more capable then my riding ability. I was at a toss between these and the Anakee 3's. My riding is 95% street so one of the Gear Geeks recommended having the best possible traction on the street and take it a little slower on gravel/dirt etc. Glad I listened!! December 29, 2014
Great street tires They stick like glue on the street. A lot less road noise then the A3's. I've only had them for about 2K miles, so I can't say much for the long term. December 22, 2014
Great tires, can't go wrong with these! I just put these on my '07 V Strom that still had its original equipment tires when I got it earlier this year. The old tires were hard and did not inspire confidence in the twisties, especially with bumps or uneven surfaces. These are like night and day! I feel so much more confident in deep leans and tight corners. I have only had them for 500 miles so I can't comment on the tread life. I haven't used them in the rain so I can't comment here as well. I highly recommend these for any V Strom owner that doesn't need Adventure type tires. December 9, 2014
Great street tire I have a Yamaha Super Tenere and switched from Heideneu K60s to these for a 3,000 mile week long trip in the Ozarks. The tires worked well in the dry or wet. I did not encounter heavy rain but some dew in the morning. I will keep the K60s for everyday riding and day trips for surprise dirt roads since there are no curvy roads nearby, but these pilot roads are fantastic for winding pavement. They soften up road irregularities and are fairly quiet on the highway. November 6, 2014
great in the rain I have put six thousand miles on this set of tires and have one day of four hundred in the rain on the way to Florida in July. They grip well in dry and wet and so far the wear is slight with no flat run down the middle. I ride a GS Adventure loaded with camping gear on trips and the weight does not effect the ride. Great set of tires Tires. October 20, 2014
State of the art I ran the PR3 Trail on my 2006 GSA and have a set of PR3 on my K1300S. I really like these tires. I put the PR4 Trail on my 2014 GSA for a recent 2-up cross county trip and Bun Burner and found these to be an impressive tire. Less cupping in the front and less flat spotting in the rear over the first 3,000 miles than the super stiff Ankanee that came on the bike new. Plenty of grip in the mountains, good stability at 75-80 mph on the western interstates. Hit some pretty decent rain, but experienced no slip or planing. Can't imagine a better road tire for this bike. The Trail rear has an odd profile; would be hard to get rid of the entire chicken strip. Also, the tire looks a little skinny on the bike, but the ride quality and handling is great, even 2-up and loaded. Can't offer testimony on wear. I'm guessing I might get 8k on this set? August 27, 2014
I have 2 sets of wheels for my GSA. I need a street only tire and this fits the application perfect. I have two sets of wheels, on-road and off-road for my 2011 BMW R1200GSA.The Pilot Road 4 Trail tire for me, is a road tire that fits my trail bike.I put the paint dot next to the valve stem and it took very little weight to balance the tire. This tire is butter smooth on the road, tracks straight on grooved roads and sticks in the corners. This will be my "go to" street tire from now on. August 18, 2014
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Adam K: To replace the Heidenau K60's on my Yamaha Super Tenere. I need something with a little more grip on road and a much smoother ride. Jan 19, 2015
William L: Great tires Jan 1, 2015
Mathew W: I need new tires to replace my stock tires on my V-Strom that have good tread, but are rock hard (I bought the bike used as a second owner, it only had 1900 miles in 7 years). I have heard nothing but good things about the Pilot Road 4's and they have them in the weird sized front that V-Stroms need. Nov 17, 2014
Mitchell V: Got 13000 out of my R3 Trails on a GS that gets abused 130 miles daily, these must be even better! Oct 16, 2014
Randall M: Best road tire for touring on the BMW R1200 GS Adventure Oct 7, 2014
B I: Great product! Makes a BMW GS handle like a street bike Sep 5, 2014
Richard H: Wet weather performance and stopping distance. Aug 25, 2014
Morris B: Loved the PR3's and wanted to see how these new 'versions' would perform. Aug 24, 2014
R O: Based on ratings from other users and they are replacements for the trail 3's which my wife has on her GS.
I got over 10k out of the stock EXP tires and mostly ride on street, need to get new rubber.
Jul 27, 2014
Durwin J: Like Michelin tires, now commuting on a triumph explorer so went with more street oriented tire Jun 29, 2014
john s: reviews stated excellent wet road traction Jun 20, 2014
Franklin S: Recommended by other BMW R 1200 GS riders, good past experience with Michelin tires. May 13, 2014
john s: never ever cheap out on motorcycle tires. Apr 12, 2014
Tedd G: Rode a friends Concours with these tires and it was solid and planted. Found out he had 11,000 miles on them!!
Goodbye Metzler
Mar 21, 2014
David s: Have had Michelin tires before and they lasted very well. Hope to have the same luck with these Feb 24, 2014
Wesley N: Michelin PR4 trail reviews sound really good. The tires sound like they were engineered for my bike, which is a 2011 Suzuki V-Strom 650. Jan 26, 2014
A shopper asked: I have a R1200GSA whats the difference between the pilot 4 150-70R-17 AND THE 150-70ZR-17? LOOKING TO PUT THE PILOT 4 ON THE REAR AND THE PILOT 4 TRAIL ON THE FRONT. LIKE THE IDEA OF THE HARDER CENTER. May 12, 2014
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Tedd G: As your screaming down NC 276 in a hairpin turn and you enter a little too hot and have to hold you line do you want the front and rear to have different tires? Also ask who do you want to have long life? You? or your tires? Put the same on the back and front.

These are amazing tires for road handling. Stabilize the bike in high cross winds. I have the Trails and just put 5000 miles on them and they still are very round. My Tourance next were cupped front and flat rear in 2500 miles.

I thought it was a law that GSA have to run 100% off road knobbiest ?????
May 13, 2014
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Tom W: I have the Trail versions on front and rear of my GSA. I have read of other riders doing what you are planning to get some added mileage out of the rear tire. My most recent tires were the PR3 Trails front and rear. I got about 8,000 from them. The front could have gone longer but I always swap tires in pairs. If I had a do-over I might have bought the harder rear as you are planning.

I have about 500 miles on the PR4 Trails and some of that was in significant rain. I like these tires.
May 13, 2014
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David s: Not sure the difference between the r and zr. But I have 1500 miles on my tires on my Triumph Explorer and I have no visible wear on them. They ride great and I'm getting a little better mileage than the stock tires that came with the bike. All in all I really like them May 13, 2014
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Charles M: I am running 4 trail in front and 4road for rear. 4 trail rear is softer than road 4 rear. They have performed very well. I ride a GS and am a 80 road and 20% dirt rider. Handling much better than Metz. Ride safe and far. Cjm May 13, 2014
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May 13, 2014
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Charles M: Z is speed rating up to 14pph. May 13, 2014
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A shopper asked: The OEM tire on my bike is a 140/80HR-17. Will a 150/70R-17 fit my bike? Any issues with running a tire this size instead of the OEM tire size? Sep 2, 2014
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David s: I'm not really sure. I do know that the trail 4 I have on my bike is wearing great. Over 3500 miles and the center looks great and the sides barely worn . If you give Michelin a quick call I'm sure that could give you a better answer. But I love my tires on my Tex Sep 2, 2014
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A S: Guys, The stock tire on a 2014 GS here in Europe is 170/60 17 and a 120/70 19 Michelin Anakee 3. I just got 6k Miles out of my originals.. Now I am going for the PR4 Trial.. Lets see what happens.. Sep 30, 2014
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HORACIO G: I think it will fit, yor bike is going to be a bit lower, I used in a BMW R1200GS, I will never gonig to doit again. They seid it last 20% more and for me it last 50% less. Sep 3, 2014
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Front / 110/80R19 59V 941752 28756 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 120/70R19 60V 938353 82596 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Rear / 150/70R17 69V 941750 22015 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Rear / 170/60R17 72V 941751 84987 Available: Expect 1-4 business days processing time prior to shipment