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post #1 of 19 Old 01-26-2017, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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Michelin Pilot Road "Trails"

I've just ordered a set of these tyres for my 'Strom. Should be fitted next week.

I'd like to hear from people who have them fitted to their 2014 and later 1000s.

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Gen 1 owners are not worthy to give their opinion.
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Gen 1 owners are not worthy to give their opinion.

He wouldn't like what I had to say about the rear ones anyway......
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He wouldn't like what I had to say about the rear ones anyway......
I'll bite! I'm wearing one on my Vee right now.

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Got a set today will be on for first spring ride. if they stick that's what really matters to me
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You can give your opinion. But as I don't own a Gen 1, how relevant will it be?

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Shouldn't make any real world difference, but pretty pricey tires for the mileage they get imho.

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You can give your opinion. But as I don't own a Gen 1, how relevant will it be?
Thanks!
I'm on my second set of rears and first on the front and other than the cost I can't say anything too negative about them. I have never felt more confident in the rain and never felt more confident in the rain while riding the 'Tail of the Dragon'. The wear is offset by a harder compound in the center of the tire for long highway rides however I spend most of my rubber in the NC mountains so I get full use of the tire.
Long term front, I'm getting a little unique cupping regarding the sipes even tho I keep the pressure up and use Ride-On as a ballancer. The front tire is now louder than new but also close to it's end of life.
I chose to spend my money on the PR4's because of my riding style which is 99% pavement on fast-pace mountian twisties. If your style is different and your % of time is greater off pavement then you may find a better combo for your bike.
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I'll bite! I'm wearing one on my Vee right now.
PR3's gave me 8500 miles on the rear tire. Had new PR3's front and rear to start. At 8500, I installed the PR4 rear, the PR3 front was doing really good. At 5500 miles the PR4 was toast. Same exact bike and pretty much the same riding. Others have seen this. Front PR3 was still good after two rears. The rear "Trail" series has a softer compound in the center than the non-Trail version. Yes, they are a good rain tire. But I have had no issues with the T-30 Bridgestones in the rain either.
I carefully looked at the carcass of the Trail and the non-Trail versions. I had a non trail for my RT to compare. I cannot see where the Trail was any sturdier. I would buy the non Trail version to get the extra mileage.
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PR3's gave me 8500 miles on the rear tire. Had new PR3's front and rear to start. At 8500, I installed the PR4 rear, the PR3 front was doing really good. At 5500 miles the PR4 was toast. Same exact bike and pretty much the same riding. Others have seen this. Front PR3 was still good after two rears. The rear "Trail" series has a softer compound in the center than the non-Trail version. Yes, they are a good rain tire. But I have had no issues with the T-30 Bridgestones in the rain either.
I carefully looked at the carcass of the Trail and the non-Trail versions. I had a non trail for my RT to compare. I cannot see where the Trail was any sturdier. I would buy the non Trail version to get the extra mileage.
I remember you putting endless highway miles on your bikes. I would probably consider a different tire if I were riding like that. May even go to the dark side lol

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