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Offline 3rdC14

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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.