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!
2018 K1600B, 2018 K1600GT, 2014 G650GS, 2008 Suzuki DR650, 2000 Yamaha XT225
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