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Offline nuttySweeet

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Michelin Road 5 Trail's
« on: October 17, 2018, 11:28:52 AM »
Just hit 10k miles on the stock Metz and have put a pair of Road 5 Trails on… My god what a difference! I had no idea just how bad the Metz were, it’s like riding a new bike. They feel exactly like the Power RS’ I had on my Street Triple which is insane. The bike feels like it’s begging to be thrown into a corner now and the grip/feel is amazing when you do.

Also had no idea just how bad the noise was until it’s gone. It sounded like normal road noise before, now it’s completely silent! I can’t attest to their longevity, but they’re supposed to last longer than Pilot Road 4’s so it should be pretty good.

If you were on the fence, just get them, you won’t regret it.  :152:

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Re: Michelin Road 5 Trail's
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2018, 06:46:22 PM »
Great to hear that. I will get them when my PR4Trails wear out.

Did you have any trouble finding them?
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Re: Michelin Road 5 Trail's
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2018, 08:54:32 PM »
What size tyres are they? I thought that the pr5s weren’t currently available for the tiger 1200?

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Re: Michelin Road 5 Trail's
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2018, 09:11:45 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rowey68 [+]
What size tyres are they? I thought that the pr5s weren’t currently available for the tiger 1200?

They came out a while ago in the US, not sure about where you are...that being said, I ordered a set of Roadtec 01s for my TEX as the Road 5s in the size we need are way too much..($420.00 US) I have run the Road 5s on my Versys 1000 and they are good tires, but they didn't last half as long as I expected, so will not be running them again any time soon...

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Re: Michelin Road 5 Trail's
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2018, 10:01:51 PM »
They came out in August in the UK. I got them for from a local place, Motorcycle Tyres UK, they're a Michelin reseller so they always have the latest stuff available. I was one of the first in the country to get a set of the new Power RS tyres. They've had the Road 5 Trails since their release but they've not updated their website for some reason.

Front is 120/70 19, Rear is 170/60 17.

If you buy a set from a Michelin reseller at the moment, you'll get £30 cash back. Got the same deal with my Power RS', takes about a fortnight for the money to come through once you claim.

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Re: Michelin Road 5 Trail's
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2018, 04:17:58 PM »
So far, only the rear tires are available here in CA. The Trail versions are not listed on my favourite CA e-tail site.
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Re: Michelin Road 5 Trail's
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2018, 08:02:30 PM »
My tyre man fitted a rear in March. Still has its profile and legal (just) after nearly 6k miles.
He had the front but the PR4 is still on there from last year and like the rear has not squared or worn out yet.


I must have been riding on the edges a few times this year
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Re: Michelin Road 5 Trail's
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2018, 12:10:07 AM »
*Originally Posted by mjab [+]
My tyre man fitted a rear in March. Still has its profile and legal (just) after nearly 6k miles.
He had the front but the PR4 is still on there from last year and like the rear has not squared or worn out yet.


I must have been riding on the edges a few times this year

It handles Ok with the 4 on the front and a 5 on the rear? ..any weirdness or anything?

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Re: Michelin Road 5 Trail's
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2018, 07:29:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by Crosshairs [+]
It handles Ok with the 4 on the front and a 5 on the rear? ..any weirdness or anything?

Riding on rails. Perfect combination
4 wheels move the body
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Re: Michelin Road 5 Trail's
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2018, 09:46:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by mjab [+]
Riding on rails. Perfect combination

Good info, thanks so much... :031:

 


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