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Old 12-20-2013, 02:28 AM   #1
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Coming Soon: Michelin Pilot Road 4

Went to Stubbs 59 today for my GSXR recall and they had info for the new PR4. Supposed to last 20% longer than the PR3.

Too lazy to scan the brochure, and the only thing I can find online is this:

Should be coming out in January. Will most likely replace my rear with this one
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:10 AM   #2
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Supposed to be 20% more wear and better rain weather traction than the 3.
Considering that the Pilot Road 3 gets awesome wear and great wet weather performance that's going to make the 4 an awesome tire choice for commuters, and supposedly with only a 10% increase in cost over the Pilot Road 3's.
What's interesting is that Michelin is NOT discontinuing the Pilot Road 3's, both tires will still be available.

Fwiw I have a 120/180 Pilot Road 4 set in stock right now.
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:59 AM   #3
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I love my PR3's.....tons of grip and Ive got 5k miles on my set and they look barely worn.

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Old 12-20-2013, 09:03 AM   #4
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I loved PR2's. I rode them fairly hard on the back roads and never ever had a problem. I got 11k miles out of my set on my 919.

I even ran them at the track on the VFR (see avatar) but they were getting squirmy at TWS (Texas World Speedway) this summer. I think I cooked them.
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:01 AM   #5
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I have never had PR3's on my bike...i have stuck with the pr2's because they worked for my riding style..

I would love to try out the PR4 and see how it compares to the other PR's..
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:53 PM   #6
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Haven ridden in all weather with PR3s including ice, everyday. Never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever slip.

I will move up to the 4s for sure!
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Hopefully Michelin will drop the price on PR3 like they did with PR2.

PR3 is the best all-around sport touring tire I've ridden so far, bar none. it is also the most expensive and least discounted, bar none.

I just spooned on a set of Bridgestone's latest sport touring tire, the T30. We'll see how well these stack up against the Michelins. I'm rooting for the underdog, cus they typically sell for quite a bit less than the reigning champ.
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Originally Posted by darranwil View Post
Haven ridden in all weather with PR3s including ice, everyday. Never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever slip.

I will move up to the 4s for sure!
Never slipped on ice? Bullshit.
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:33 AM   #9
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I've got over 5k miles on my power 3's great grip during these past few rainy days. looking forward to possible power 4's.

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Old 12-29-2013, 09:30 AM   #10
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:59 AM   #11
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Never slipped on ice? Bullshit.

All about riders experience, control, and modulation. A commuter that only has a bike for transportation, will learn to deal with weather, cause they have to. There is no alternative to use another vehicle.

Not only possible, but very do-able.
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Originally Posted by RACER X View Post
If you've got 3k and expect 5k, you shoukd be riding on roads vs powers
power 3's have longer tread life than my 2ct's. that being said, I can easily go 7-8k on my 2ct's.
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