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Offline C. Moore

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MICHELIN Road 5
« on: November 05, 2017, 12:40:54 am »
New MICHELIN Road 5 announced today. Looks like they dropped Pilot from the name.

http://www.motorcycle.com/features/michelin-road-5-announced-available-january-1-2018.html
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Re: MICHELIN Road 5
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 05:47:23 pm »
Thanks for the link. I was automatically going to re-order the PR4’s in advance of the next change.  Now I might nurse my current tires to see what these new guys are all about.   
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Re: MICHELIN Road 5
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 09:57:32 pm »
The link is ???
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Re: MICHELIN Road 5
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2017, 11:05:17 pm »
Pilot Road 5
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Re: MICHELIN Road 5
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2017, 12:14:52 am »
Not every NEW product is an improvement from the previous generation.

But motorcycle tires do seem to be one of those Products that never go backwards in performance
or technology.

That said.....they'll pry my Pirelli Angels from my cold bent rims.  :beerchug:

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Re: MICHELIN Road 5
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 11:27:27 am »
If I can get a 55 rear profile in one I will most likely try them next as soon as the Angel GTs are gone which I hate the front Pirelli, true wobbler >:(

I have been a Michelin tire buyer since 2000 on street, dirt and race track. First time I buy something different and I quickly see why I bought Michelins all those eyars. :)
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Re: MICHELIN Road 5
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2017, 05:44:16 pm »
GT version of Road 5 not available until 2019, according to
http://motorcycle.michelinman.com/US/en/tires/products/road-5.html#

"MICHELIN Road 5 Standard versus the GT version

The above sizes of MICHELIN Road 5 tires are designed for naked bikes and roadsters such as the Triumph Street Triple and the Suzuki SV650.
Heavier grand touring bikes such as the BMW R 1200 RT or the Kawasaki 1400 GTR require the GT version of MICHELIN Road 5, which will become available in 2019. Until then please choose MICHELIN Pilot Road 4 GT tires."
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Re: MICHELIN Road 5
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2017, 11:15:46 pm »
^good info. PR4’s it is. Got a great price from Jake Wilson and know what I’m getting.  :great:
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Re: MICHELIN Road 5
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2017, 10:54:43 am »
I would have been clicking all over for the GT. Good to know. :great:
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