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Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail Tires

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Specifically designed for larger adventure bikes, the Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail tires represent the latest iteration and next generation of Pilot Ro… Read More

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Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail Tires

Specifically designed for larger adventure bikes, the Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail 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.

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
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4.6 / 5.0
33 Reviews
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Great Tire for Heavy Bikes
Overall, I'm very happy with these tires on my BMW R1200GS (150/70R17), with loads between 720 and 900 pounds. The tires ARE NOT designed for trail riding, despite their name, but can survive low pressure, off road riding (personal experience?). Again, I would not recommend them for off road riding. The only time the tires let go was acceleration across an oil patch on asphalt- think six hour old oil dump from a car. I recovered but it was a close thing! Finally, the mileage for the weight is good- I got about 10,000 miles out of the rear and could probably double the distance on the front. Now for the details!:

Pros (10k miles on rear/ ~20k miles on front):
- High mileage tire for larger bikes
- Renowned for water and wet pavement handling
- Sturdy construction can handle low pressure riding

- Not meant for dual purpose riding (STREET ONLY)
- Tire cupping and center wear at higher miles
- Noticeable noise at higher mileage
August 1, 2015
2008 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
5 / 5
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
1999 Honda VT750C/CD Shadow ACE
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
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.


January 12, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Tiger Explorer-best road tire I have ever experienced
My TEX was a good bike but it had some huge tire noise and wallowed all over the road at high speeds. It was those sucky OEM Metzler Tourance EXP tires.
They lasted a measly 2000 miles before the back was flat and the front was cupped. Yanked off those #####$%^ and slapped on these Michelins.
Wow-what great tires. Quiet and grip like mad. Just did a 3000 mile trip that came back via the NC mountain roads like 276 and Georgia 60. Grips like glue. I felt glued to the road. It's the most fun you can have out of the bedroom. These tires make the bike a super bike. They are however not great off road but that's the price you pay for on road tire perfection. I have 6000 miles on them now and they still look new. Rear is real round and front has no cupping at all. There may be other tires as good or better but I ain't found it yet and would get another set for sure.
May 14, 2014
2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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
2009 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
The bomb in rain!
My wife and did a 400 mile run to the NC coast and back on our '09 R1200GS. Took the back roads down and would you believe it, the weatherman was soooo wrong. A slight chance of showers turned into 1/16th of a mile visibility, lighting strikes all around and rain and wind like a hurricane. I believe we were the only bike plowing through. The cars ahead of us were shooting plumes of water but the bike just tracked tight and straight. Even though she was not having fun, my wife through the headset, uremarked on how well the new tires were doing. Gotta love her and Michelin!
August 17, 2014
2009 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
4 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
Best all-round tire for a GSW!
Put these on my BMW GSW for a 6K road trip. Wow - no noise and great handling. It gets better, 2500 miles were on gravel, deep ruts and only 100 miles going up and down an 11,000' Rocky Mountain creek bed with water and over 2' rocks. These tires did it all without a cut or unplanned slip. FWI: I am an aggressive rider.

I don't think they would do as well in deep mud and/or sand. When I get the opportunity, will report back.
August 4, 2014
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
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
2012 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
Seriously great grip on a GSW
I ride 98% road on a 14 GSW and all the reviews about this tire are well founded. Both wet and dry these tires will offer more grip than you're used to having at big lean angles and you'll embarrass a lot of the super sport bike pilots. I dont commute - just ride twisty roads at weekends. At 5,200 miles the front is looking good - about 1/4 - 1/2 worn but still has the original profile and no cupping. The rear cupps up easily and is on the side wear marks now (but cupping never given any issue). Probably another 1,000 miles on the center if you were cruising/commuting. Long time since I've not had to buy a front and rear together. Excellent tire! Gravel roads... well take it very easy as these are a road tire and it's slippery - particularly in the front.
June 8, 2015
over 3 years ago
2005 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
3 / 5
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
2007 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
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Wet weather grip
Richard D on Oct 3, 2017
Owned a set of Pilot Road 3 tires on an 09 GSA and they were amazing. On road, they inspire confidence and are smooth and predictable. When I ended up offroad, they were tough and had good traction in dry and fair firm conditions. All I could ask! Pilot 3's wore out at about 6k so I'm interested in whether the 4's with new compounds are better.
Rob M on Sep 19, 2017
Wet weather grip
Richard D on Oct 3, 2017
wanted to experiment with street only rubber on my Tiger adventure bike.
D O on Oct 2, 2017
Owned a set of Pilot Road 3 tires on an 09 GSA and they were amazing. On road, they inspire confidence and are smooth and predictable. When I ended up offroad, they were tough and had good traction in dry and fair firm conditions. All I could ask! Pilot 3's wore out at about 6k so I'm interested in whether the 4's with new compounds are better.
Rob M on Sep 19, 2017
We ride the GSes on highways mostly.
Jack on Jun 28, 2017
is supposed to have long life
Juan M on Jun 7, 2017
Have had Michelin Pilot 3 tires in the past, with very good performance and durability. Look forward to better on-road performance than OE Anakees.
Richard S on Mar 30, 2017
I've moved farther into civilization so my off roading will be limited to the occasional fire road. These will be much quieter than my k60's for highway travel.
Donnevan Y on Jan 31, 2017
Great grip rain or shine, long life
Jonathan R on Jan 8, 2017
I was looking for a set of tires for my '15 V-strom that perform great in the rain as I'm frequently caught in rain storms on the highway down here in Florida.
Timothy H on Jan 3, 2017
My mechanic suggested these for my late season rides in iffy weather conditions.
John M on Sep 29, 2016
2K miles on them and no complaints.
Henry P on Sep 7, 2016
i am not an off-road rider. My 2013 bmw gs1200 handles really well with these tires. the front tire is noisey(seems to be the bikes fault). rear tire does not wear well. however,most riding is two-up. despite the negative comments,i trust this tire under all loads,and road conditions
bluethunder on Aug 31, 2016
Reviews and past experience with Michelin tires.
Carlo P on Aug 4, 2016
A Friend recommended it
Van K on Jul 26, 2016
Good wearing tires
David M on Jul 10, 2016
Daniel S on Jun 20, 2016
I ride a 2015 BMW R1200GS-Adventure and need the 19" front tire size. If Michelin offered the PR4GT in that size, I would have bought that instead.
Don in Florida on Apr 29, 2016
good prices, good company,have had great results with the PR2's & PR3's, expecting more mileage out of these
DOUG M on Mar 24, 2016
Great on GS
Fritz S on Mar 10, 2016
I review all my options and I came to the conclusion that this is the best tire for my riding style
A V on Mar 7, 2016
Highly recommended tire for Seattle. Ride 365 days a year, so something that performs amazing in the rain was very important.
James S on Feb 12, 2016
I have been unsing them for several years
JOSE ENRIQUE L on Feb 10, 2016
Good performance
gerrit m on Jan 15, 2016
Good reviews and promise of long tread life.
Alex W on Jan 10, 2016
Need "matching" front for modern Bonneville. Best road tire I have ever used: Grip (wet/dry) and mileage exceed anything I've use previously.
Matthew B on Dec 30, 2015
Awesome reviews, and i live in Washington state and it rains a lot here.
M O on Nov 28, 2015
I got 6,500 mostly twisty touring miles on my rear Michelin Pilot 3. The rain grip was incredible. Michelin says that the Pilot 4 gets 20% better mileage & has improved rain performance over the Pilot 3... a win, win situation.
Mark L on Nov 3, 2015
This is my second set of Pilot Road 4 Trail tires fro my 2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure. Prior to the 4 Trails I had Pilot Road 3 on the bike. For road use its hard to beat the confidence I get in dry and wet roads with the Pilot series tires. I have gotten a little over 8,000 miles from the first set of Trails. The rear is showing more wear than the front. I like the peace of mind of fresh front and rear tires.
Since I ride mostly pavement and occasional unpaved dirt roads these work well for me.
Tom W on Sep 8, 2015
I'm replacing the one I just put on 5000 miles ago because of a puncture. GREAT TIRE!
james b on Aug 9, 2015
One of the longest lasting tires I could find for the Triumph Tiger. I put a lot of miles on my machines and I needed something that wasn't so soft I would be changing it out in a month and still had the grip in the corners. This tire met all of the criteria.
Jeff M on Jun 21, 2015
Moved to the PNW, needed a tire that did better in the wet. Great tire so far and dual compound too.
Jeff F on Jun 12, 2015
Replacing my last PR4 Trail rear tire. Amazing grip wet or dry.
Nick W on Jun 9, 2015
Replacement of two-year old Pilot Road 3's. Great tire in the wet and cold.
Thomas G on Jun 7, 2015
I've had great luck with the Road 2's on my other bikes and these are no exception. A fantastically sticky tire, that wears well.
Alex P on May 5, 2015
previous use
Simon on Apr 21, 2015
So far, these are the best tires I have ever had!
Kronkster on Apr 19, 2015
Spoke to Ethan, and I explained to him that I was doing strret riding exclusively, and he recommended these tires.
Marc W on Jan 30, 2015
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.
Adam K on Jan 19, 2015
Great tires
William L on Jan 1, 2015
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.
Mathew W on Nov 17, 2014
Got 13000 out of my R3 Trails on a GS that gets abused 130 miles daily, these must be even better!
Mitchell V on Oct 16, 2014
Best road tire for touring on the BMW R1200 GS Adventure
Randall M on Oct 7, 2014
Great product! Makes a BMW GS handle like a street bike
B I on Sep 5, 2014
Wet weather performance and stopping distance.
Richard H on Aug 25, 2014
Loved the PR3's and wanted to see how these new 'versions' would perform.
Morris B on Aug 24, 2014
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.
R O on Jul 27, 2014
Like Michelin tires, now commuting on a triumph explorer so went with more street oriented tire
Durwin J on Jun 29, 2014
reviews stated excellent wet road traction
john s on Jun 20, 2014
Recommended by other BMW R 1200 GS riders, good past experience with Michelin tires.
Franklin S on May 13, 2014
never ever cheap out on motorcycle tires.
john s on Apr 12, 2014
wanted to experiment with street only rubber on my Tiger adventure bike.
D O on Oct 2, 2017
We ride the GSes on highways mostly.
Jack on Jun 28, 2017
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.
A shopper on May 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
These are advertised as "specifically designed for larger adventure bikes". I have a Tiger 800 XRX low, which I would describe as a mid-size bike. No off-roading for me, and minimal gravel. Is this a better tire than my OEM-supplied Metzler Tourance NEXTs?
Carol T on Sep 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have Michelin Pilot 4's on my Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS. My first trip with the Pilots included California Highway 36, 140 miles of twisties, between Red Bluff, CA & Fortuna on the NorCal Coast. We rode brand new pavement in torrential rain. I was very cautious at the outset, but gradually up my pace to near normal dry speed... what a tire, absolutely stable, never so much as a wiggle. Great in the dry too.
Can I mix a road 5 rear with a trail pilot 4 front? They don't make a road 5 front in my size
A shopper on Apr 25, 2018
Looking to replace Anakee 2's on my 2010 GSA. Looking for best tires for mostly street riding. Heedenau K60, Metzler Tourance Next, or Michelin Pilot Road 4.
What is your suggestion? Thank you.
A shopper on Feb 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The PR4 Trail was ideal for last summer's 8000 mile ride to the MOA rally in ST Paul. The PR4s performed admirably on the pavement through severe thunder storms in KS,MO and OH. Through CO they proved well up the task in spirited riding in the mountains. Wear was very good. Returning home they had about 2 K miles left of wear. By far the longest wearing tire I have found on my BMW 2013 R1200 GS. Good grip, long wear, quiet, smooth are some of the descriptions that come to mind when describing these tires.

I wouldn't recommend these tires if you are trying anything beyond dry packed dirt as in forestry roads. If you plan to ride more than a little off road there are better tires for that.
watched your video on the Michelin p4. interested in the trails was curious, is the trail rear with Med compound center and soft sides the same ratio as the gt with 20 center and 40 sides? thanks
A shopper on Jan 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't know about the ratios, but I wore out the rear Trail( medium compound) in 6000 miles while the from has plenty of tread left. I replaced it with a GT and have 1000 miles on it so far with no noticeable wear. I see no benefit to a medium compound on a BMW GSW.
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?
A shopper on Sep 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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
I put these on my yam fjr 1300 work well. Anyone know how this will work on my fz09 sport bike. I am not trying to win a race and value longevity?
Brett B on Jul 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Why wouldn't they work on your fz09? This is one of the best tires on the road for motos period. It has everything you want in a tire..great wet traction, great performance, great ride, great longevity, etc.
How do I read the wear indicators on RP 4s?
A shopper on Jan 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: While a tread depth gauge is going to give you the most accurate reading of minimum tread depth, the wear indicators are certainly helpful: Locate the Michelin Man symbol to determine if your tire features wear indicators. If it does, locate the wear indicator. The wear indicator should appear recessed in the groove. If the wear indicator is flush with the surface, you are at or below the legal wear limit.
hiya,, ive been running Anakee 3 on my KLR650 for the last years and they have been nothing short of superb. just out of curiosity,,, is there point/advantage to go to ''even more'' road oriented tyre ? I mostly ride road with very little paved/cobbled and trail roads but no pure wild offroading. or shall I stick with what I'm 100% happy?
A shopper on Apr 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I went from the OEM more "trail" type tires on my V-Strom to the Pilot Road 4 Trails. I immediately got much better canyon carving capability. I have used my Strom only on a couple of camp ground dirt roads so my decision to go with the Michelin's was to be able to get excellent wet and dry weather traction while using my bike as a light sport touring machine to carve around southern and central California. If this is your desire then I would try a new tire. If you have a good tire and have no plans to change your ride style, why bother?
I have pilot 4 trail on my 2010 GS. Are the tire pressures remain the same as the stock (Michelin Anakee) recommended in the owners manual?
Alex S
A shopper on Sep 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I run recommended tire pressures, maybe up a little and I'm getting what I consider to be fairly long wear for such great handling tires. For two up or loaded for trip I am using 36-38 front - 40-42 rear (2012 GSA). I think you're good to stay in the BMW recommended range and if you adjust do a little at a time and see how it for you your and your type of riding.
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