Featured Michelin Pilot Road 5 Review

Discussion in 'Tyres' started by MrOrange, Jun 26, 2019.

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  1. MrOrange

    MrOrange There is no good cop!
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    On the road up to last year's Forum Scotland trip, I killed off my rear Michelin RS. Great tyre, but only lasted 1500 miles :p
    Big V-twins are not kind to tyre's, especially when, like me, you use the grunt when accelerating:imp:

    Strathearn tyres are a good bunch, middle of Scotland, and massive stock of tyre's. They stuck me a rear PR5 on, as I couldn't live with £170 per tyre for 1500 miles.

    Had PR2 on the SV650, and I hated them, the squidgy feeling, left me I'll at ease on the bike. So was a little hesitant to fit the PR5, but glad I did.

    Have been really impressed with them over the last year, and haven't noticed any drop in grip compared to the softer 'sports' RS. Been great in wet and dry. They even coped with running home from last year's GMU, nearly 300 motorway miles over the weekend.

    Managed to get 4250 miles out of the rear, so am reasonably pleased with that, and have got a pair on order to be fitted next week. £260 fitted for the pair:cool:

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  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf GrrrR3Rrrr
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    :eek: You forgot to mention that it’s because you were trying to keep up with me on my old BPOS :joy:
     
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  3. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Put on your big boy pants and man up
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    I've been running sports tourers on mine for years MrO. For us mortals they are more than sufficient, give good feedback, grip and as you say last so much longer :cool::cool:
     
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  4. billyandmollysdad

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    I've got PR5's on my tiger roadie, they are brilliant tyres, i'll be buying the same again when the time comes.
     
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  5. Gled

    Gled Active Member

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    I had a pair of Michelin PR5s fitted to my 2017 Speed Triple before I set off on my recent NC500 Scottish road trip.

    I had no issues with the stock Pirelli Supercorsas which were fantastic but worn out after 4K miles so I wanted something a little more road orientated.

    I’ve got to say I think these are the best tyres I’ve ever had on a bike. Ten days hard riding in all weathers and they felt completely safe and sure-footed all the time.

    The dual compound construction seems to work well providing better wear in the centre of the tyre and more grip at greater lean angles.

    After the 1800 miles round trip there’s very little signs of wear and no obvious squaring off even with the motorway stints required from Manchester and back.

    Michelin have a promotion on at the minute so I got them for £250 for the pair fitted & balanced.

    Gled.
     
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  6. Hippo-Drones

    Hippo-Drones Noble Member

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    Got them on my 765, great tyre... and I've done 2 trackdays on them as well! :)
     
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  7. Bagman

    Bagman Well-Known Member
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    I had the trail version on my 1200GS and thought they were probably the best tyres I've ever used. Having said that I'm liking the Diablo Rosso IIIs that are on the Speed Twin.
     
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