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Metzler Roadtec 01 Vs Pilot Road 5

Discussion in 'Tyres' started by WhoMe, Mar 16, 2018.

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  1. WhoMe

    WhoMe New Member

    Jan 15, 2018
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    Does anyone have any experience with either of these tyres on a Speed Triple? I realize the the Pilot Road 5 are relatively new, just trying to find experiences with these tyres in the wet.
     
  2. andyc1

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    Dont know about the above tyres but the Metzler M7RR's are fantastic in the wet for a sporty tyre if thats anything to go by?
     
  3. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman Senior Member
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    I’ve got Roadtec 01’s on my Speed Triple, put them on prior to going to Spain last year. They’ve done over 3300 miles and look like new. They give very good grip in the wet, we got caught in the mother of all showers on the way to Portsmouth and they were brilliant. Also, if anyone’s been on the road from Bilbao on wet asphalt they’ll know it’s like ice but the tyres coped very well. They have a harder centre section so give good touring miles as well as loads of shoulder grip at full lean. I’ll be having them again when I’m due to change. They got full marks in an MCN tyre test.
     
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  4. Madmatt

    Madmatt Member

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    I’ve just put a set of road5s on my speed triple. And they work well on the cold and wet roads we’ve been having. Can’t wait for the roads to warm up, so I can try the slick like shoulders.
     
  5. Moe

    Moe Active Member

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    Got roadtecs on my speed, perfect, enough grip on wet roads to pull wheelies!

    So much better than the standard sports tyres you get on the speed.

    A friend had the previous version of the roadtecs and got 9500 miles before needing a change.
     
  6. WhoMe

    WhoMe New Member

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    Many thanks. I'm still waiting out here for the damn snow and ice to clear up to get out riding. Bike still has the original racetec on right now, but a bit too worn and I'm not sure that the racetecs would deal with a cold wet road.
     
  7. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman Senior Member
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    Yeah, we still got snow here, the beast form the east v2 apparently :rolleyes:
    Anyway, sounds like you’ve narrowed the choice of tyres given our experiences, ride safe.
     
  8. WhoMe

    WhoMe New Member

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    Yes, Roadtecs on order, will update once I have some riding time with them
     
  9. Yorkshireman

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    I run them at slightly lower pressures than recommended, 34 front and 38/40 rear with no issues and no uneven wear indicated so far. I’ve found 36/42 to be a bit skittish on other makes of tyre too.
     
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  10. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder First Class Member
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    where is a good place to buy tyres online?
    Demon Tweeks
    eBay
    Black Circle

    Demon Tweeks seems to have the best package values and professional outfit but wondering if I am missing any...
    Looking for Michelin Road 5 - 190/55-17 and 120/70-17 if that matters?

    Just looking for the tyres to be delivered, I will fit and balance them myself
     
  11. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    I've got Pilot Road 5's on my current ride and they are some of the best tyres I've ridden on, in all conditions wet or dry.
     
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  12. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder First Class Member
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    I am set on the Micheline Road 5's, just want to find the best place to get them delivered from to reduce the load on my wallet
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman Senior Member
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    I used oponeo as they were the cheapest. Had them fitted by my local bike shop (mate rate;))
     
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  14. Madmatt

    Madmatt Member

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    Hi. You probably won’t find too many good deals on the road5s as their still new.
     
  15. WhoMe

    WhoMe New Member

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  16. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder First Class Member
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    Cheers guys, I have gone ahead and ordered the Micheline Road 5's from Demon Tweeks
    Few days delivery foc.
    I will try and get another 1,000 miles from the the Road 4's currently fitted
     
  17. WhoMe

    WhoMe New Member

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    Found an amusing feature with the Roadtec 01 rear, it picks up gravel in the treads. I normally see that happen on car tyres, but this is the first time I have seen it on a motorcycle tyre.
     
  18. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder First Class Member
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    I have tried to get the Micheline Road 5 for my bike (190/55-17) but not in stock in the UK till mid May
     
  19. tcbandituk

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    Try riding faster :p:D
     
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  20. Uncle Olaf

    Uncle Olaf New Member

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    I had the Pilot Road 2, 3 and 4 on my BMW R1150R special edition Black Rockster but the last were Metzeler Metzeler Roadtec 1. They gave me more confidence in the wet and seemed to have better grip on dry as well as on wet roads. The bike rode like a Ducati!! Can't say anything about the PR 5, seems to be very good, but untill now I have only read publicityreviews and no independant tyre tests yet...
     
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