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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-30-2018, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Michelin PR4 vs Michelin Road 5

I've been running PR4s for the last few years and they have been good, but all good things come to an end, and they are worn out. I've got about 7k miles on the rear, and 9,500 miles on the front.

I was planning to get another set of the PR4s, but the local dealer is suggesting Road 5s, which are supposed to be better in wet weather. It hasn't rained here in Seattle in about 4 months(!) but that will surely change soon.

Any opinions/experience/other suggestions?
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I've been running PR4s for the last few years and they have been good, but all good things come to an end, and they are worn out. I've got about 7k miles on the rear, and 9,500 miles on the front.

I was planning to get another set of the PR4s, but the local dealer is suggesting Road 5s, which are supposed to be better in wet weather. It hasn't rained here in Seattle in about 4 months(!) but that will surely change soon.

Any opinions/experience/other suggestions?


I went through 2 sets of PR3's on my Versys 650...2 sets of PR4-GT's on my FJR and now have the Road 5's on my Versys 1000....All great tires. I really like the 5's but it could be a coin flip between the 4 & 5's....

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I had the PR4 in my Cb500x. They where great for wet weather. I did some ryding in pretty extreme downpors and never I felt unsecure.

But their profile is a bit different and makes it corner a bit awkard. First you feed a bit of resistance in dropping in to a corner, and then suddently it looks like you are falling... Quite something I never got used to.

I want new rubber for my Versys before starting to rain, but this time it will be the New Contiroadattack 3 or the Metzeler roadtec 01.

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I had PR4s, now running Road 5s on my V650. The 5s do feel a little more responsive than the 4s and drop into a turn easier, they also feel more secure at big lean angles.
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It rains here in BC over the fall/winter so I BELIEVE I'll just leave the Shinko E705s on it... - and fly down to AZ to escape....


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And regarding the Batlax T31, has anyone tried it or compared it wi th PR?

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