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K1600Belco 11-06-2013 07:51 AM

Michelin Launch PR4
 
Michelin launch the PR4 with a GT version for the K16:

Motorcycle Industry News | The New Michelin Pilot Road 4

Pitts 11-06-2013 08:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by K1600Belco (Post 487761)
Michelin launch the PR4 with a GT version for the K16:

Motorcycle Industry News | The New Michelin Pilot Road 4

Not a lot of detail there on the difference between the Standard and GT tire. Interesting that they're shipping the new RT with the PR4 tires though.

AZBob 11-06-2013 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pitts (Post 487785)
Not a lot of detail there on the difference between the Standard and GT tire. Interesting that they're shipping the new RT with the PR4 tires though.

The GT's have a harder sidewall with the same load rating, from what I understand.

pushin9s 11-06-2013 06:44 PM

Is it the equivalent of the "B" fitment on the PR3? Or is it stiffer yet?


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AZBob 11-07-2013 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pushin9s (Post 488457)
Is it the equivalent of the "B" fitment on the PR3? Or is it stiffer yet?

Dunno. The GT's are standard equipment on the 2014 R1200RT.

wdwrkr 11-07-2013 05:47 PM

Interesting.. I have a fairly fresh set of pr3b's on the k16 now so I'm not in the market for a bit. I'm sure there will be plent of post about millage and handling before I need to swap out. I'll keep an eye on this thread. Thanks for posting

peterwbaker 11-08-2013 02:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wdwrkr (Post 489673)
Interesting.. I'm not in the market for a bit. I'm sure there will be plent of post about millage and handling before I need to swap out. I'll keep an eye on this thread. Thanks for posting

+1 :-)

iride4u 11-08-2013 06:53 AM

My front PR3 will be worn out in May and the rear in June. I would like to get away from the sipping on the front PR3.

RL Lemke 11-18-2013 02:09 PM

Press Release:

Michelin has once again pushed the limits of braking. On wet surfaces, the new tyre’s braking distance is shorter than that of its main competitors.

In 2014 Michelin will bring to market an all-new range of motorcycle tyres, available in three versions: the Michelin Pilot Road 4, Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT and Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail.

Intended for road use only, these tyres cover most categories of road motorcycles of more than 600cc.They were designed to deliver maximum safety in the most common conditions of use, especially on wet roads and in particular when braking.

Michelin will also be the tyre supplier for the new BMW R 1200 RT with the GT version of its new tyre. The fact that BMW has selected the Pilot Road 4 for this bike – the bestselling bike in its category – reflects the level of performance it provides.

In short, the Michelin Pilot Road 4 delivers enhanced safety in all situations and extended tyre life. They are a tangible illustration of Michelin’s Total Performance strategy of constantly and simultaneously improving tyre performance characteristics across the board.

With the Michelin Pilot Road 4 tyres, the aim is to enable as many motorcyclists as possible to experience safe riding in nearly all conditions.

http://rllemke.smugmug.com/Other/Var.../X3/PR4-X3.jpg

Top_Speed1 11-18-2013 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iride4u (Post 490225)
My front PR3 will be worn out in May and the rear in June. I would like to get away from the sipping on the front PR3.

Looks like the PR4 is heavily siped up as well, maybe back to the PR2 with much less siping?


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