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post #1 of 51 Old 07-17-2019, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Dunlop roadsmart 3 vs michelin pilot rd4 gt?

Is there anyone that has experience who have tried both types of tires?
If you could let me know your observation of the performace, wet, and dry conditions, durability-longevity etc..
Do they make a michelin pilot road 4 gt for the front tire?
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Of note, the Michelin PR5 GT is about to come out, too, and if half of what their reps are saying is even remotely true, they're a big improvement over the PR4 GT in the dry, and in terms of wear pattern.

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Yes, Michelin makes a PR4GT for the front. I’ve run both makes of tires. The Michelin PR4GT last longer but the front tire tends to cup but they are good tires. The Dunlop Road Smart 3s are great tires but I just burned up a set in 4700 miles. They really stick in wet or dry conditions.
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In short both are fine tires that will last about the same. The Dunlop is better in the dry and the Michelin is a bit better in the wet.
The sidewall on the Michelin is softer so you will get a softer ride but lose a bit in the twistys. People who ride aggressively prefer Dunlop.

Michelin is a bit more expensive and to make it worse Dunlop has a rebate going until the end of the month.
Personally I like tire treads, as the tires change we need to keep up..
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I've ridden both. The Michelin got less mileage, cost more. Wet/dry performance equal.

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Also used both. 2 sets of Michelin, still on first set of Dunlops. I'd take the Dunlops any day over the Michelins. Can't compare mileage yet, but at this point looking similar. I like the handling of the Dunlops a lot better.
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I have tried the PR4, the Roadsmart 3, and now the roadtec 01, best miles was the RS3, best tyre for grip/confidence/stability by far is the roadtec 01
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Michelin is a bit more expensive and to make it worse Dunlop has a rebate going until the end of the month.
Welp, for me, that settles that. I want to try the new Contis, but everyone is sold out of the rear, so I was also thinking about the PR5GT (assuming it's not a mythical creature).

I thought the Dunlop rebate had already ended, though, so now upon learning it has not...DUNLOP IT IS!

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Man, I've got to ride with some you guys on here. I thought I pushed my GT hard and have had absolutely no issues with grip from the Dunlop RSIII's. Please, if any of you guys complaining about the grip of the Dunlops are ever in my area let me know, I'd like to follow you for a while.

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I am taking bike in tomorrow to get new tires.

I called the mechanic today and tried to second guess the Michelins in lieu of the Dunlops, and he asked me if I had been on any forums reading about tires, and I burst out laughing, and said that I would see him tomorrow and hung up.

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