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Old June 30th, 2015, 08:32 AM   #1
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Michelin Pilot Road 4 (PR4) Tyres

I know these have been mentioned in threads here already, but after putting a couple of hundred miles on these tyres I needed to just have a little rave about them.

Absolutely AMAZING tyres, I've always been a fan of Michelin hoops but these are truly stunning and, IMO, a massive upgrade from the Scorpion Trails (at least for the kind of city/country riding I do).

Great grip, great feedback, and so confidence inspiring - I just feel that much safer with these. If any of you guys have been on the fence about trying them - go for it, you won't regret it!!
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Old June 30th, 2015, 10:05 AM   #2
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Thanks for the good word. I'm due tires shortly and you may have made my decision easier.
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Old June 30th, 2015, 11:59 AM   #3
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I just took my PR4's off after a wonderful time with them. The last 1000 miles with them was not so good - partially due to an odd wear pattern and partially due to the thinner, harder tread losing a lot of grip. I ended up getting 5,300 miles out of them.
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Old June 30th, 2015, 12:26 PM   #4
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I've got 5000ks on my RP4s and they are just so much better than the Scorpions....most of my riding is on B roads in country areas. Far better in the wet and tip in occurs so much faster....

Purchased the normal RP4s and not the 'Trail', wear seems even at this stage and I expect to see around 10-12000ks out of them. I mainly ride in touring mode.

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Old June 30th, 2015, 01:31 PM   #5
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Interesting to hear about your longevity test with them kuksul - I was expecting 8k out of these at a minimum. Did you get the 'Trail' version by any chance? I had considered it for this style of bike but thought a softer compound wouldn't be that necessary..
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Old June 30th, 2015, 01:37 PM   #6
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Interesting to hear about your longevity test with them kuksul - I was expecting 8k out of these at a minimum. Did you get the 'Trail' version by any chance? I had considered it for this style of bike but thought a softer compound wouldn't be that necessary..
Standard PR4. I ride rather aggressively and 99% on twisties. No straights or highways.
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Old June 30th, 2015, 01:40 PM   #7
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Standard PR4. I ride rather aggressively and 99% on twisties. No straights or highways.
You sir, are a lucky man. Makes me wish 95% of my riding wasn't bloody commuting!!
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Old July 10th, 2015, 02:45 AM   #8
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Good to know ...Ive had pilot 3 before and really liked them
Have to say ....ive really enjoyed the Scorps though ...got 11k on them now and i recon at least another 1500klm left on them

Will try the P4's next after hearing these comments
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Old July 12th, 2015, 03:46 PM   #9
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I have worn out 2 sets of PR4's since the OEM Scorpions wore out. Actually, 3 rears and 2 fronts. Loved the way they performed in all conditions. I ride lots of twisties but often involves some straight line roads to get to the fun parts. The rears have averaged about 9-10000kms and the fronts about 14000. Fronts had lots of tread left but were getting pretty scalloped. Currently am running some Metzeler Sportec 7RR's that i got a good deal on. They seem pretty good in the dry but have not yet experienced wet pavement with them.
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Old July 12th, 2015, 08:21 PM   #10
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I recently went from PR4's to Dunlop Q3's. Completely different tire. The Q3's stick like glue no matter what. The PR4's are super predictable and handle great but definitely break away earlier. Simple matter of rubber softness. The PR4's do provide a more precise handling possibly due to a stiffer carcass. Great tires all around.
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