Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Muncie, Indiana
Michelin Pilot Roads- Review...
I've had the Michelin Pilot Roads on for about 1,000 miles and today I rode 70 miles in the rain. Here's what I think so far:
*Excellent maneuverability, very agile and easy to lay into the turns.
*Wet performance- on a scale from 1 to 5 (5 being best) I'd say they are a 4. They did great for me today in the rain, I actually pulled a wheelie from about 10mph in 1st gear..so straight line grip is superb.
*Dry Performance- They have grabbed the road very well in my opinion, including two up riding. The wife and I laid it into some pretty hairy turns last weekend wearing the tire about 1/4 inch from the very edge...kudos Michelin.
*50mph and above riding is very smooth with no road noise.
*Road noise...at 35mph-45mph, but I hardly ride at that speed and its not so bad that it annoys me..especially with a full face helmet on...barely notice it.
*Wear...With 1,000 miles on them, I'm noticing a very slight table top in the rear tire which leads me to think that they wont last past 5,000 miles at all.
Great performing tires for the money (I picked up a pair on eBay for $250 after shipping). I like the performance and safety factor more than extended road wear, so if you want tires to last 8,000-10,000 miles, these probably aren't for you.
Last edited by corvetteii; 09-24-2009 at 06:07 PM.