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Michelin Road 5
« on: December 20, 2017, 10:28:54 am »
Just noticed Michelin are bringing out this new version for January 18 launch.

Here's the link:-

www.cambriantyres.co.uk/michelin-pilot-road-5/

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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 01:27:26 pm »
I'm sure I'm not the only miscreant in here who would love to see a test between the PR2, PR3, PR4 & R5...

Just sayin'  ::)

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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2017, 01:46:51 pm »
I'll never use Michelins again, had a bad experience with PR3s and PR4s I won't have a bad experience with Michelin Tyres again.

My next tyres will be either Metzlers or Avons.

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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2017, 05:47:52 pm »
I said the same after throwing away a set of concrete Michelin X's in the late '60’s; they only gripped when you didn't want them to and you couldn't wear the buggers out no matter what you did.

Tyres suit some bikes and not others.

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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2017, 02:19:13 pm »
Always said i would never buy Dunlop tyres again after one delaminated on a car many years ago

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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2017, 05:35:23 pm »
Always said i would never buy Dunlop tyres again after one delaminated on a car many years ago

Yeah...but I currently have Michelin PR4's on the bike (having had 3's, 4's and 3's previously) and Michelin Pilot Sport on the car (3rd set from memory)...

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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2017, 07:27:35 pm »
Only had PR4's and then GT's which were a big improvement.
They get me around corners quickly and safely so far so can see no good reason to change.
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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2017, 10:30:15 am »
Only had PR4's and then GT's which were a big improvement.
They get me around corners quickly and safely so far so can see no good reason to change.

No Road 5 GT until late next year or 2019  :o

Kinda rules them out for my K16 which has some pretty diabolical Bridgestones as OEM. Will have to go for Dunlop RS3 or Metzeler 01.

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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2017, 10:37:23 am »
The bridgestone BT014’s fitted new to my K12S (kindly, by the seller) nearly killed me they were so bad; unpredictable, not even good in the dry on that bike.

There has always been a 'rumour' about standard OEM tyres on bikes being a different 'recipe' to the after-market tyres of the same make. So many complaints about original tyres which doesn't make any sense to me whatsoever...

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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2017, 11:10:30 am »
I'm looking forward to the PR5. I loved the PR2s and think the PR4s are just as good (although they cost more!). Both are better than the Metzler offerring
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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2017, 12:38:57 pm »
I thought you had a lifetime's supply of PR2's stashed away...

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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2017, 03:43:20 pm »
Pirelli Angel GTs with the stiffer side walls for me again next time.
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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2017, 04:03:40 pm »
Pirelli Angel GTs with the stiffer side walls for me again next time.

Ditto. GT A = the stiffer walled ones.

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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2017, 06:02:40 pm »
I thought the PR2 and PR3 were good but much prefer the Pirelli Angel GT type A. I think that it maintains it's profile much better than the Michelin's.
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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2017, 06:24:06 pm »
The Angel GTs are excellent tyres if a bit expensive.