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Offline IanC

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Michelin Pilot Road 4's
« on: January 12, 2014, 08:41:08 pm »
Got these fitted today (thanks Curt!), I'll be updating this  as I get some more ride time on them.

Ride: 2003 Kawasaki ZX6R
Mileage at install: 23730
Typical usage expected: Roughly 75% commuter/25% spirited riding.

I put about 30 miles on them going home and so far I'm in love. Even being new rubber and cold temps they did nothing but inspire confidence.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4's
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2014, 09:53:58 pm »
Will be interested in updates on them I was considering them for my next set on the Bandit.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4's
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2014, 04:03:29 am »
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I'm really interested in seeing how well these do long term.


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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4's
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2014, 10:33:35 am »
I've managed to put 150-200 miles on these so far and I absolutely love them. I've never had so much faith in a tire. I've been out in 22 degrees and was doing power wheelies. I haven't had much of a chance to test them in the wet, just a bit of damp. Supposed to rain this weekend and I will be on the bike. As far as handling goes they turn in nicely and are very grippy. I haven't been able to really put them through the paces  obviously but if the weather does as it's supposed to I will be out riding a good bit Sunday.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4's
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2014, 11:19:21 am »
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4's
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2014, 01:14:14 pm »
I've got roughly 2k miles on these now and you wouldn't even know it looking at them. They look brand new still. I've had them on the Hill 3 times and have 0 chicken strips and never had so much as a hiccup. Granted I'm slow so your results may vary but at my pace they stick like glue.

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4's
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2014, 05:49:01 pm »
Glad to hear it since I mounted my new Road 4 rear tyre on the Bandit today.

I must say it does look the business...looking at all those water sipes almost makes me want to go ride in the rain.

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4's
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2014, 09:15:54 am »
Measured tread depth today out of curiosity, a brand new rear PR4 has 6mm tread depth in the center channel. My rear PR4 with 2,333 miles is at 4mm so I'm losing roughly 1mm per 1k miles.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4's
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2014, 09:53:03 am »
Put a rear on my 848 Corse at 3,600 miles and the front will go on soon. We'll see how they hold up to the torquey twin. :)

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4's
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2015, 03:19:00 pm »
I thought I had updated this after I got rid of the 636 and picked up the Daytona. I put a new set of PR4's on the Daytona almost immediately and ended up getting about 10K miles out of the them. They are a great sport touring tire and I will definitely be mounting more in the future.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4's
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2015, 07:14:19 pm »
I've been happy with them on the big Bandit as they don't seem to notice water on the road at all.  By far the best tyre in the wet I've ever used.
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