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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BMW K1600 GT Red (2011; #7 registered GT in NLD); top case w/brake light, comfort package, safety package, F2P, black Wunderlich bars, PDM60, Autocom SPA-2
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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.
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.
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.