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Michelin Pilot Road 4 Review

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Iron horse

I know these are popular and have been discussed at length here. Thought I would share my thoughts on them after over a year.

 

I had a pair fitted in June last year and they transformed the bike. After 11000 miles them still feel great, although the centres are not too far of the wear bars now. They were quite expensive £270 fitted I think but have lasted very well. Could have had a set of Bridgstones for £50 less, but very happy with these.

 

They worked really well through the winter too, with lots of grip and confidence. Quite surprised how they warm up very well in even very cold conditions. Wet grip was faultless as well.

 

They feel almost as good now as when they were new. Previous tyres have felt a bit squirmy when worn but the PRs have lasted really well. I would have no doubt replacing with another pair or The Road 5s  for a good price. 

 

My commute is 60 miles per day into London, around 2/3 dual carriageway and 1/3 in town. Equally good in both environments! Hope this helps anyone looking to choose new rubber.

 

 

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Defender

Thank you for the review, it pretty much mirrors my experience of the PR3's of which I'm on my second set, which are performing as excellently as the first ones did.

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Rev Ken

You reflect my experience with three sets of PR4s and when the ones fitted to my bike need replacing I'll be looking at the Road 5s. My top priority is wet grip as that is the only time I am likely to approach the limits of a tyre's grip and if I get it wrong I want that safety margin to be as big as possible!

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Big Al

When I changed the oe Tyres to road 5’s the bike just feels so much better. The old Tyres just felt wrong, the new tyres just give so much more confidence. i had waited until I had done 5k before changing and I now think I should have done it sooner. 

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jonthestrawb

Agree, changed to pr4’s after two sets of Metzlers and it transformed handling. The bike corners much better and it stops in any conditions without any squirm.  I get 8k from a set and change them at 2mm or just below. 

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neojynx

Had PR3s and PR4s. Some prefer the 4s, but personally found the PR3s to be much harder wearing,  I wont be paying the premium on PR5s as the PR3s are more than adequate.

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Iron horse
On 11/07/2018 at 22:18, jonthestrawb said:

Agree, changed to pr4’s after two sets of Metzlers and it transformed handling. The bike corners much better and it stops in any conditions without any squirm.  I get 8k from a set and change them at 2mm or just below. 

I found the Metzlers horrible. No confidence in the wet or dry

 

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Foxy

Thanks for that, I am still on the originals but after 4,500 miles the rear is very close to the end, so Mitchelin it will be.

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Rev Ken
9 hours ago, Iron horse said:

I found the Metzlers horrible. No confidence in the wet or dry

 

Me too = I got rid of them after only 1,000 miles, and I am a Scot!

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roddy

A thumbs up from me so far for the PR4's best tyre I have had. 

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Iron horse

I thought there was something wrong with me; struggled to get the bike round roundabouts. Then I got a prescription from the Dr for a set of PR4s. Cured.

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