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Michelin Road 5 Reviews
« on: February 14, 2018, 12:48:12 am »
Checking in to see if anyone has put some miles on a set of the new Road 5's on a C14 to get some impressions thus far? I've run Michelins in the past. Currently running Angel GTs. Wondering how they may compare to the Angels.

The Pilot RS has the same technology that carried over to the Road 5 and those tires are pretty amazing on lighter bikes. Wondering if the same attributes can be expected on the Road 5. Thanks for any feedback.

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Re: Michelin Road 5 Reviews
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 09:26:55 pm »
 :popcorn:    Always up for a good tire thread, and interested in this new Michelin model too. 

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Re: Michelin Road 5 Reviews
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2018, 02:16:40 am »
All I can say is I am loving the Power RS on my ZX-10 for the last year, and I also love the Road 5's I have had on my Bandit 1250 since November. Frankly I can see no real reason not to run either on my Connie...sure, they may not last as long but oh the performance levels! I have my own tire machine so changing more  often is not an issue.

They grip, seam to be wearing well, are good to great in the wet, handle like a dream compared to other brands (BS).
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Re: Michelin Road 5 Reviews
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2018, 01:13:08 am »
 I just picked up a new set of Road 5's , got them mounted and back on and then saw this  :-[

 I plan on running them and see what happens ,   I have had  non GT  Road 2-3and 4's and never had a problem .


 

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Re: Michelin Road 5 Reviews
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2018, 01:20:35 am »
I just picked up a new set of Road 5's , got them mounted and back on and then saw this  :-[

 I plan on running them and see what happens ,   I have had  non GT  Road 2-3and 4's and never had a problem .

Although I'm running with Angel GT's now (were cheaper than PR4's at the time), I used to get the GT's per advise from our COG family. They werved me well, but I'm not sure what it would be like with non-GT's. Likely back to PR5's or current someday again, but will choose GT.

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Re: Michelin Road 5 Reviews
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2018, 04:40:49 pm »
Took my front rim in to get an angel got mounted and saw a zx14 on the lift with brand new road 5s.  On the rear, there seems to be an inch or more on each shoulder with no tread other than a dimple occasionally.  If that is soft rubber, full lean, dry grip should be great.

Have run pr4s a lot.  Got these angels last fall - finished the year on the old front.  Definitely interested in hearing about the 5s.  That solid strip on each edge has me optimistic for improved dry weather leaned over grip.

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Re: Michelin Road 5 Reviews
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2018, 01:37:16 pm »
Well it's getting close to time to replace the stock  Bridgestone's and thus far I believe  the choice is between the PR4 GTs and the new PR5s. The PR5 not having a GT version and  Here say that michelin is planning on AGT version of the PR5  Concerns me the 5 May not be suited for a bike as heavy as the Concourse. So that being said I am interested in hearing from those who have gone ahead and put on a set of 5s, what do you think, should I go with the 5 or the 4 GT???
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Re: Michelin Road 5 Reviews
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2018, 11:47:22 am »
Done a bunch of reading and think the next tires on the bike will be Road 5s...
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Re: Michelin Road 5 Reviews
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2018, 06:06:12 pm »
I'd be interested in what you read that makes you disregard Michelin's recommendations that specifically mention the C14?  This is a sincere question and not one designed to belittle you in any way.  I know of a married couple in their 60's that had a rear tire blow in town.  They were only running about 40.  The wife was messed up pretty badly.  I'd not want to have Michelin's advice on my mind while I'm trying to enjoy my ride.  It would also trash any product liability case if it failed with catastrophic results.  My son went down in Feb and wasn't even going 10 mph.  Got to ride to the hospital in an ambulance.  Spiral break in the tibia, splinter fracture in upper fibula and a broken metatarsal.  He now has a tibial nail.  Probably $60,000 in medical costs.  He's still not over this and he's 31.  It's a free country and you can do what you wish, but I'd really advise you to wait for the GT or put a set of Angel GT's on it.  All unsolicited advise is given with the best of intentions. :)
If the 5's you're referring to are GT's.....well then ......never mind. :-[
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Re: Michelin Road 5 Reviews
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2018, 10:14:42 pm »
I'd be interested in what you read that makes you disregard Michelin's recommendations that specifically mention the C14?  This is a sincere question and not one designed to belittle you in any way.  I know of a married couple in their 60's that had a rear tire blow in town.  They were only running about 40.  The wife was messed up pretty badly.  I'd not want to have Michelin's advice on my mind while I'm trying to enjoy my ride.  It would also trash any product liability case if it failed with catastrophic results.  My son went down in Feb and wasn't even going 10 mph.  Got to ride to the hospital in an ambulance.  Spiral break in the tibia, splinter fracture in upper fibula and a broken metatarsal.  He now has a tibial nail.  Probably $60,000 in medical costs.  He's still not over this and he's 31.  It's a free country and you can do what you wish, but I'd really advise you to wait for the GT or put a set of Angel GT's on it.  All unsolicited advise is given with the best of intentions. :)
If the 5's you're referring to are GT's.....well then ......never mind. :-[
I have not read what you are talking about, could you direct me to it? I haven't even been able to100% confirm Michelin will be offering it in a GT, just a lot about how they developed it and what they were trying for from Michelin everything I found about a GT version has been hear say.
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Re: Michelin Road 5 Reviews
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2018, 10:52:31 pm »
Ok I have now found it Michelin does say the GT will be released in 2019 and until then the supersport touring bikes like the C-14 ( Specifically mentioned) need to stick with the Road 4 GT. If anyone else has had trouble finding this it is because it doesn't come up on their website unless you use the will this fit my bike option. I had been all over their site looking for weight ratings and found nothing
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Re: Michelin Road 5 Reviews
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2018, 02:02:13 pm »
I am sure they are mainly driven by their lawyers to make such a distinction, and there are load ratings for a reason, but here is my thinking. I put on the pre- release set of Road 5's they sent me for the Bandit 1250, a 550 lb bike stock. Now if that machine were to be loaded with even soft luggage and ridden 2 up by average 'mericans in gear, I can easily see those tires subjected to a total load of 950 lbs total load.

Now my C-14, always solo ridden and lightly packed for a few days with my lard a** would be almost that much, so I am thinking the tires will be subjected to the same stress and forces, maybe more HP and torque than the Bandito, so I would feel safe giving them a try. They made that bandit feel like it weighed at least 100 lbs less and the new owner is still raving about how well it handles and corners.

Just my .02 ..until the GT spec comes out.
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Re: Michelin Road 5 Reviews
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2018, 02:03:21 am »
According to the specifications on bikebandit.com the PR4 GT and the PR5’s have the same load index and speed rating. Load index: 58 front, 73 rear. Speed rating: W front & rear.

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Re: Michelin Road 5 Reviews
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2018, 08:56:05 pm »
Well it's getting close to time to replace the stock  Bridgestone's and thus far I believe  the choice is between the PR4 GTs and the new PR5s. The PR5 not having a GT version and  Here say that michelin is planning on AGT version of the PR5  Concerns me the 5 May not be suited for a bike as heavy as the Concourse. So that being said I am interested in hearing from those who have gone ahead and put on a set of 5s, what do you think, should I go with the 5 or the 4 GT???



 I have  just 3000 miles one my Road 5"s now ,    they are looking great still,   They feel as good as all the other Michelin's I have had .

  Feel good in the rain and the twisties 

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Re: Michelin Road 5 Reviews
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2018, 12:49:29 pm »
The load rating is the same. One thing you can easily notice...

Go to the local bike shop and ask to see the PR5 - grab the sidewall and try to move it back and forth. it's fairly easy. Ask to see the PR4GT and try the same... it's very hard to even move. There's a huge difference.

I loved my Michellins, but need a tire before my trip sept 1. I ended up with the roadsmart 3. I figure I'll either come out better off (great reviews everywhere) or they'll wear out early and I'll be able to get the PR5GT which is really what I wanted
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Re: Michelin Road 5 Reviews
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2018, 05:44:34 pm »
I just put PR4 GTs on and want the 5s as well but the 4s are such an improvement over the OEM tires I can't imagine the 5s being much better. Hopefully these 4s will last until the 5 comes out in a GT but I am packing on miles rapidly  :)
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Re: Michelin Road 5 Reviews
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2018, 07:30:28 pm »
I've been running PR4 non-GT for a while now with no adverse effects. I'm 370lbs and tend to make fairly rapid progress. I'm gonna try the PR5s when these wear out.
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Re: Michelin Road 5 Reviews
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2018, 07:33:43 pm »
I've used and been very pleased with PR 4 GT's on my prior 2014 Goldwing Valkyrie.
Just put an OEM sized set on my 16 C-14 before attending the beat-the-heat rally in Stecoah.
Again, extremely happy with ride quality single and 2-up on the hwy and in the twisties.
No complaints and so much improved over the factory Dunlops.
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Re: Michelin Road 5 Reviews
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2018, 09:11:49 pm »
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No complaints and so much improved over the factory Dunlops.

Factory Dunlops?     I thought they all came with Bridgestones BT21 (?).

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Re: Michelin Road 5 Reviews
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2018, 01:31:48 pm »
My bad!!   Yes the OEM tires are B-Stones.
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