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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2018, 11:14:31 pm »
In the dry, I feel more planted with Angel GTs. In the wet, Michelins are wasted on me as I stay almost upright 😁

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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2018, 11:38:54 pm »

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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2018, 08:46:41 am »
In the dry, I feel more planted with Angel GTs. In the wet, Michelins are wasted on me as I stay almost upright

Couldn't have put it better myself.

I now have Michelins PR4s - courtesy of the previous owner. They work perfectly OK, but they don't feel quite as nice as Angels.

However, as someone pointed out previously, road riding isn't going to stress any of these tyres - they'll all be pretty damned good compared to say a 1980s Pirelli Phantom. Eek.

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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2018, 09:57:34 am »
Having changed from worn PR4GTs (7300 miles) for new PR5s, I thought I’d report my completely anecdotal, totally unscientific comparison between the two.

Firstly, the rear PR4GT was down to the limits when changed, but the front probably had another 1000 miles left in it. I prefer to change my tyres as a pair as my time is worth more than the remaining tread on the front thus I don’t want a second trip to the fitters. It also means I can chop and change tyre manufacturers and models without worrying about possible incompatibilities.

The tyres were fitted using the ride in, ride out service at FWR in south London (highly recommended) and cost £255 for the pair.  FWR recommended the PR5 over either the PR4, the PR4GT or the Pirelli Angel GT.

All of my riding on the new tyres has been solo and without luggage. It’s involved a couple of 150 mile round trip commutes, a 270 mile round trip to Birmingham and a couple of blasts down my local favourite lanes.

The PR5s definitely have a lighter feel and are quicker steering. They’re very similar in feel to the Road Tec 01’s.

Wet weather grip is excellent. (But so were the PR4GTs). There has been no feeling of lack of grip at any speed on any wet road I’ve ridden. Although, I’m a bit of a “big girls blouse” when it comes to wet weather riding so I don’t push tyres too hard.

There is no suggestion of white lining in any way, even crossing and re-crossing some very raised, wet, solid white lines at oblique angles.

They give complete confidence in the dry to the point of allowing some pretty serious angles of lean and accepting some substantial doses of throttle while cranked over. This was also true of the PR4GTs and the Road Tec 01s, both allowing removal of the chicken strips, and I’ve no doubt that, given the right road, the chicken strips would go on the PR5s. However, the feel of the PR5s is slightly better.

All in all, very good so far. Assuming they last more than 7000 miles and don’t start reacting to white lines until well-worn then these will be my new favourite tyres. Recommended!
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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2018, 10:31:51 pm »
Thanks for the update on the PR5's, my PR4 GT's are also coming to the end of their life so was looking at the new PR5's, but was put off by the Michelin site not mentioning the 5 as a suitable replacement and pushing the Power RS as the 'best' option, so your review has swung it for me PR 5 it is, thanks again. Ps anybody tried the Power RS? Opinions?

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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2018, 11:24:05 am »
Something I've noticed since fitting the PR5s, my speedo now exactly matches my sat. nav.!  Before, with PR4s, my speedo would, at the start of the tyres life, be about 2% to 3% optimistic. Now, tested to speeds up to 90mph (private road officer, honestly!) the speedo and the sat. nav. match exactly once I get the bike to a constant speed. The PR5s must have a slightly larger rolling radius!
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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2018, 05:35:46 pm »
Thanks for the in depth report on the new PR5's David.
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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2018, 12:57:38 pm »
Something I've noticed since fitting the PR5s, my speedo now exactly matches my sat. nav.!  Before, with PR4s, my speedo would, at the start of the tyres life, be about 2% to 3% optimistic. Now, tested to speeds up to 90mph (private road officer, honestly!) the speedo and the sat. nav. match exactly once I get the bike to a constant speed. The PR5s must have a slightly larger rolling radius!

As a follow-on from this, I've also noticed that the round trip daily journey to work and back, that was consistently 151.3 miles (give or take the odd tenth of a mile) has, since the PR5s, been 148.6 miles per day!!! I can't say that I've noticed the journey being shorter, or the time to/from work being quicker, but any saving is worth having!!! :D
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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2018, 09:06:09 pm »
My alcohol addled brain can't determine if this means a greater or a lesser rolling radius...

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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2018, 10:51:55 pm »
Less rotations because of a greater radius.
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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2018, 10:10:53 am »
Something I've noticed since fitting the PR5s, my speedo now exactly matches my sat. nav.!  Before, with PR4s, my speedo would, at the start of the tyres life, be about 2% to 3% optimistic. Now, tested to speeds up to 90mph (private road officer, honestly!) the speedo and the sat. nav. match exactly once I get the bike to a constant speed. The PR5s must have a slightly larger rolling radius!

As a follow-on from this, I've also noticed that the round trip daily journey to work and back, that was consistently 151.3 miles (give or take the odd tenth of a mile) has, since the PR5s, been 148.6 miles per day!!! I can't say that I've noticed the journey being shorter, or the time to/from work being quicker, but any saving is worth having!!! :D

Does that mean you claim less on mileage expenses? :)
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Re: Michelin Road 5
« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2018, 10:35:42 am »
Something I've noticed since fitting the PR5s, my speedo now exactly matches my sat. nav.!  Before, with PR4s, my speedo would, at the start of the tyres life, be about 2% to 3% optimistic. Now, tested to speeds up to 90mph (private road officer, honestly!) the speedo and the sat. nav. match exactly once I get the bike to a constant speed. The PR5s must have a slightly larger rolling radius!

As a follow-on from this, I've also noticed that the round trip daily journey to work and back, that was consistently 151.3 miles (give or take the odd tenth of a mile) has, since the PR5s, been 148.6 miles per day!!! I can't say that I've noticed the journey being shorter, or the time to/from work being quicker, but any saving is worth having!!! :D

Does that mean you claim less on mileage expenses? :)

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The company owns the bike so pays for all costs, regardless of miles.
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