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post #41 of 51 Old 05-13-2019, 12:08 PM
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I'm ready for new tires and think I'll give the 5's a try. My last set were the 4's and I very pleased with the wear and road handling when it gets wet, which happens a lot around here in the summer. Anyone using 5's that wished that they didn't?
I also need new tyres so I checked with my 'tyre guy'. The Road 5 GT still isn't available so I'm going for another set of 4 GT's.
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post #42 of 51 Old 05-13-2019, 05:51 PM
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Thanks - Guess I'll go with the 4's....

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I see. How about PR 4 GT?
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Michelin has stated there will not be a PR5GT, so I've just fitted a pair of PR 5s to my bagger,


I put a 100 miles on them yesterday and I'm very pleased with them, nice and neutral handling. Time will tell how long they last.

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The Pilot Road 5 has the specified size and load rating for the bike. I am forced to wonder why the lack of a GT label renders it unsatisfactory.
I'm quite happy with my Bridgestones and Dunlops, but would not hesitate to put a PR 5 on the bike. I very much doubt that I could detect any difference.
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The reply from customer services when asked about a K1600;
Thank you for contacting MICHELIN Consumer Care. Unfortunately for your bike we would only recommend you use GT tyres. We would recommend you continue to use the MICHELIN Pilot Road 4 GT for now, and the MICHELIN Road 5 GT is planned to be release early 2020.

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I've spoken to a Michelin rep twice, once in Cleveland and the other time, recently at the MOA rally. PR5GT will be released December 2019, early 2020. Whomever said that there wasn't going to be a GT version of the PR5 was incorrect.


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Last week I took the K1600B to my local authorized BMW shop for service and to replace the almost wornout OEM Bridgestones. They sold me on the Pilot 5's for the B even after questioning the non-GT rating from what was being said on this forum and Michelin's warnings. Rear tire index on the PR 5's is 75w and the PR 4 GT's are 75w. Quote from service "they have the same load rating". Ok cool, have ran the PR 4 GT's on several of my motorcycles (loved them) and I wanted the PR 5's anyway. Big mistake! Left the service shop and immediately notice a severe side to side washing out (high speed wobble type of feel) at speeds above 50mph. Push left or right on the handlebars and the B swims like a fish in water. Even stopped at the next exit to make sure the wheels were tightened correctly and tire pressure.

Roadsmart 3's on order and the non-GT PR 5's will be taken off immediately. My brother has Roadsmart 3's on his B and I really liked the performance after riding it.

That being said... communicated with a B owner on instagram who posted pics of mounted PR 5's. He said his B is solid with the PR 5's. Interesting and confusing!

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Let's see, Michelin warns against using the PR5 on the K1600 and you know this. Now you're confused about why they aren't working for you? duh..

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Confused about how some are saying they work for thier B and the same "load rating" as the PR 4 GT's. That being said, I don't think they will be suggesting the PR 5's to any K1600 owners anymore
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