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PR5s or PR4 GTs?
« on: July 03, 2018, 02:35:51 am »
Trying  to decide has anyone with PR5s on their C-14 put enough miles on the to give a good  Educated opinion? I have heard ramblings that   Michelin will be producing the 5 in a GT version, that has me wondering if the standard 5  It is up to the task Of handling a heavyweight bike like the C-14.
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Re: PR5s or PR4 GTs?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 10:28:35 pm »
Good question, and wondering as well so subscribing..... :popcorn:
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Re: PR5s or PR4 GTs?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 10:36:37 pm »
PR4 GT

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Re: PR5s or PR4 GTs?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2018, 12:29:34 am »
get the 3's or 4's, as Michelin actually notes the version you want ain't available yet...

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: PR5s or PR4 GTs?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2018, 01:23:09 am »
Rode R5's with the OtP gang to Kerrvile. Gathering thoughts. Ride review coming soon.
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Re: PR5s or PR4 GTs?
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2018, 12:45:53 pm »
Super simple... ANGEL GT'S!!!
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Re: PR5s or PR4 GTs?
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2018, 03:32:27 pm »
Super simple... ANGEL GT'S!!!
I really want a true all weather tire and I am not a real aggressive rider. The angel GT however was an original contender in my choice making process, not that my discussion is set in stone at this point but I think I have narrowed it down to the two Michelins, I however extend to you the opportunity to change my mind...
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Re: PR5s or PR4 GTs?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2018, 11:43:06 am »
I just read Mark's review on the 5 and sounds as if we have similar riding styles with a good outcome. I have a buddy who has put a couple thousand miles on a set with his FJR and he is really liking them, he rides a lot of two up and his riding is definitely more aggressive than mine.
I am feeling  comfortable and confident the Road 5s are up to the task.
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Re: PR5s or PR4 GTs?
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2018, 11:18:25 pm »
get the 3's or 4's, as Michelin actually notes the version you want ain't available yet...

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.
MOB you should have said this was directly off the Michelin site coming from Michelin themselves I have to head and obey. I was all over the Michelin website trying to find weight ratings for the 5 and confirm they would be offering a GT version and found nothing until I kicked on the will this fit my bike option the bam there it was word for word what you posted here.
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Re: PR5s or PR4 GTs?
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2018, 12:52:10 pm »
Got a set of PR4 GTs on their way, hope to have them on the bike for the NW three pass blast.
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Re: PR5s or PR4 GTs?
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2018, 08:04:01 am »
I didn't care for the PR4 GT front tire cupping. PR4 Gt on the rear seems like a good tire but What did we do before the Gt's?
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Re: PR5s or PR4 GTs?
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2018, 10:23:46 pm »
I didn't care for the PR4 GT front tire cupping. PR4 Gt on the rear seems like a good tire but What did we do before the Gt's?

Guess I'm fortunate then as I've not experienced this "cupping" on PR4 GTS and I've had several sets. One never knows ...
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Re: PR5s or PR4 GTs?
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2018, 10:41:12 pm »
I'd go with the PR4GT, over the PR5 for one simple reason.  The center of the tread is where we wear tires the most.  The PR4 has tread that goes through the center of the tread, giving you an indication of how much wear the tire has had.  The PR5 has no tread, and no way to tell how much it is worn...and how much life is left.

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Re: PR5s or PR4 GTs?
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2018, 01:31:02 am »
The 4 GTs will be here tomorrow  :motonoises:
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Re: PR5s or PR4 GTs?
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2018, 11:21:56 pm »
My front PR3GT is cupping slightly and I'm fanatical about PSI. Rear PR4GT seems good. About 2k on it.
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Re: PR5s or PR4 GTs?
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2018, 11:29:46 pm »
Oh yeah I got about 500 miles on them, rode them home from work, on the Tree Pass Blast then to and from Millicents birthday party. So far I absolutely love them, the difference between the PR-4s and the OEM BSs is amazing the feel so much better.
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Re: PR5s or PR4 GTs?
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2018, 12:59:49 am »
I recently put a PR5 on the front. It replaced a PR4 that was just above the wear bars at 11,500 miles. The PR5 has about 1100 miles on it and handles fine. I’ve run PR3’s and 4’s and consistently get at least 11,000 miles out of them always replacing before hitting the wear bars. Average around 6000 miles per year.  Never have tried GT’s.  I ride single with no more than 30 lbs. of luggage and weigh around 200 lbs in full gear. Tire pressures are Kawi recommended 42 psi. I ride 2 lanes cruising around 65 - 70 mph and occasional freeways up to 80 mph. My chicken strips are about 1/2” although I don’t get over that far too often. Most of my riding is in the northwest.

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Re: PR5s or PR4 GTs?
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2018, 03:58:30 pm »
I'm going to try the PR4GT's this time around, replacing the Avon Storm 2 Ultra that was on there cupping bad and handling bad.
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