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Old 12-05-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
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New Michelin Pilot Road 4 Tires, GT and Trail Options Available

Hey Guys,

Wanted to pass along some info on the latest sport touring tire: Michelin Pilot Road 4.

The Pilot Road 4's are similar to the 3's, in that they are heavily focused on wet weather handling and grip. The biggest improvement, is a claimed 20% greater tire life. The Pilot Road 3's were fairly impressive as it was, so 20% more tire life on the Pilot Road 4's sounds fantastic.

The Michelin Pilot Road 4 is going to be available in 3 different versions:

Standard, for all around sport touring use.

GT, which offers a stiffer casing for heavier bikes, riding two up with luggage, etc. These are going to be the standard issue tire for the BMW R1200 RT.

Trail, which is NOT an off-road tire, but a tire designed to be used on trail bikes that are ridden 100% on the road. The main difference in the trail version is the compounds are softer in the rear.

Stay tuned, as I'm sure we'll be updating this thread with new information as it becomes available. We should have a video up for these shortly.

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Old 12-08-2013, 07:53 AM   #2
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Excellent!

I love my PR3 trails and will be needing some new tires come Springtime.

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Old 12-08-2013, 06:09 PM   #3
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Do you ship tires to Alaska? If so ball park figure to Anchorage area, 99506 more specifically.
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:46 PM   #4
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I started a thread just last week asking for a best option for my BMW GSA1200 for a 6,500, 2 week trip that will be 99% paved roads I'm taking in 6 months. The consensus was the RP3 Trail but after hearing that the RP4 is coming out, that is what I'm going to choose. I'm all in! This will be my first true street tire o run on the GSA. Should be interesting.
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:43 PM   #5
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:46 AM   #6
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Do you ship tires to Alaska? If so ball park figure to Anchorage area, 99506 more specifically.
We do ship tires to Alaska, please call our customer service department for an accurate shipping quote - but ballpark is around $60ish.

Here is your first up close look at them. They definitely look promising!

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Old 12-24-2013, 05:26 PM   #7
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What are your hours? I just called at 1525hrs Alaska Standard Time and was told the offices are closed.
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:43 PM   #8
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Really like the lack of void on the shoulders. Should be good. Can't wait to finish off my stack of PR3s.

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What are your hours? I just called at 1525hrs Alaska Standard Time and was told the offices are closed.
They are EST.
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What are your hours? I just called at 1525hrs Alaska Standard Time and was told the offices are closed.
7:25pm local time on Christmas Eve, and they're closed? Good on them for taking care of their employees.
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Don't be so negative. He is somebody's drunk uncle for god's sake. We all need one of those around the holiday.
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Old 12-25-2013, 10:15 PM   #11
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Hell i only called when i got home from work myself. I don't know what time zone they are in. West coast was only 1630hrs.
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:28 AM   #12
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Hey Drunk Uncle

We were indeed closed after 4pm on Christmas Eve, and closed for the whole day Christmas Day. Our phones are normally open 9 - 6 Monday through Saturday during the winter. During the summer we extend them a bit further. We are just South of Charlotte, NC - so we are EST.

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Old 12-31-2013, 07:23 AM   #13
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Looking forward to using the PRT 4 on my Super Tenere in the spring. Since most of my miles are commuting and touring, with very little more than a dirt road here and there, I think these will suit very well. As my Anakee 3s wore (front is almost toast, and rear is starting to square off) they became less confidence inspiring at deep lean angles. They were surprisingly good on and off paved surfaces when new, but as the rear has worn, steering has become quite heavy, then the bike falls in at deeper lean angles.

Had some great reports on the PRT 3s from some GS driving friends.

Now, somebody dial up an early spring, please! It is 12 degrees outside...

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As far as I can tell, the GT isn't produced for the GSA. (110/80/19 and 150/70/17) Can anyone confirm that? I like the dense strip in the center rear tire. I'm trying to counter the dreaded flattening of the rear on my long haul with luggage.

By the way, your price is the best I've found on the 4 trials. Good going!
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:32 AM   #15
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As far as I can tell, the GT isn't produced for the GSA. (110/80/19 and 150/70/17) Can anyone confirm that? I like the dense strip in the center rear tire. I'm trying to counter the dreaded flattening of the rear on my long haul with luggage.

By the way, your price is the best I've found on the 4 trials. Good going!
That is correct, those sizes are only available in the Trail version.
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