I have run the major players in the sport touring tire market. The only ones that I couldn’t wait to ride to the end of their lives were the PR4s. I offed them at around 4,000. They lost their profiles early turning slow turns/u-turns into a wrestling match. They also lost some in the grip department along the way. Until the Dunlop IIIs came along, I found Metzler Roadtech 01s to work best for me. Now I’m riding the Dunlop’s. Not by much, but I have found them to provide better mileage and they retain their profiles to the end. They are also a bit more quiet than the 01s.
I won’t go near the PR5s given my experience with the PR4s. I haven’t totally abandoned Michelin, though. I am riding a set of Michelin Anakee Adventures on my R1250 and have found them to be excellent tires to date. Very sticky in all road conditions. They are relatively quiet and as neutral as one could want. Still have a way to go to see how they hold up in the long term, but with 3,000 + on them and little sign of wear, I expect that they will do fine.
Last edited by GTLen; 11-13-2019 at 02:09 AM.