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Michelin Tyres [message #299213] Thu, 05 April 2018 11:21 Go to next message
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Greetings breaking physics MB riders!! Yes

I am about to change tyres for the first time on my Honda NC 700 S (First Bike, First Tyres).

I've made my choice between Michelin Street Radial (currently on my bike) and Pilot Road 4's.

At the moment, I cannot find enough details justifying which is better for everyday motorways commuting with better tyre wear... /safety. Pray

What are your thoughts? any insights on mileage on a single set? smile

Stay safe!

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Re: Michelin Tyres [message #299214 is a reply to message #299213] Thu, 05 April 2018 17:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi,
I can't comment on the Street radial because I've not tried them but the Pilot Road 4s are a cracking tyre in my opinion. Good in the dry and very confidence inspiring in the wet.
Re: Michelin Tyres [message #299215 is a reply to message #299213] Thu, 05 April 2018 18:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It's really like comparing cabbages (not apples) to oranges. Two completely different tyres.

The Pilot Street is a budget tyre for mid-sized bikes: honestly, do you think Honda would fit top of the line tyres to a bike these days? Laugh

The Pilot Road 4 was Michelin's top offering for road and especially touring. The "was" is merely due to the arrival of the new Pilot Road 5.

I've gone through several sets of PR4's on my BMW's. They are excellent tyres, the only issues are they last a bit less than the previous Pilot Road 3 and that they are not exactly confidence inspiring when there are frequent surface changes, a common issue on our patched roads.

I am presently on Bridgestone T30-EVO's. I am still to see exactly how long they last (I am presently at 7,500km) and I am on a different bike but apart from sheer wet grip they compare very favorably with PR4's. Read, they are better everywhere bar in wet corner grip.

I've used Michelin and Bridgestone tyres since 1993. The occasional interruptions were due to OE on new bikes and/or trying something different, but I've always got back to those two brands fast, and sometimes very fast.
Re: Michelin Tyres [message #299216 is a reply to message #299215] Thu, 05 April 2018 19:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I am running the Pilot Road 4 on my Yamaha MT09 Tracer. No complaints.
Re: Michelin Tyres [message #299266 is a reply to message #299213] Mon, 16 April 2018 16:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Update on the Bridgestone T30 EVO.
At 8200km they are completely and totally dead. Laugh
The front has gone bald (unlike the owner) and the rear is only marginally better, albeit it slips around a lot. I wouldn't be so cocky if I caught rain in those conditions. No Finger

Considering the excellent performances they were well worth the price, even if they didn't last as much as I had hoped.

Wheels are off the bike and will be dropped off tomorrow to get Michelin Road 5 installed. Let's see how they perform...
Re: Michelin Tyres [message #299267 is a reply to message #299213] Tue, 17 April 2018 14:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Further update.

I don't know if this applies to the UK as well, but right now Michelin has a cashback initiative in place in most of Europe, running through June 30. Wink
Re: Michelin Tyres [message #299268 is a reply to message #299267] Tue, 17 April 2018 20:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Got me interested in case I need new tyres post MOT this coming weekend.

But clicking through this it looks like there's no current 2 wheels offers from Michelin UK https://offers.michelin.co.uk/ Sad
Re: Michelin Tyres [message #299272 is a reply to message #299213] Wed, 18 April 2018 18:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What an abysmal, junk tyre. I should have kept the money. Thumb Down

But again I haven't guessed a single one since buying this piece of **** of a bike. Thumb Down
Re: Michelin Tyres [message #299273 is a reply to message #299272] Wed, 18 April 2018 22:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks, thats one to avoid then.

I'll probably hold out of tyres for another year, tread (what there is of it) still looks good, profile good and given I haven't broken 1000 miles a year the last 2 summers, can't see this one being different.
Re: Michelin Tyres [message #299276 is a reply to message #299273] Thu, 19 April 2018 19:21 Go to previous message
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