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post #1 of 27 Old 07-09-2018, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Pilot Road 5 Tires

I've have these for about 1500 miles so far. They're fantastic. I've only ever ridden on the PR3s and PR5s, but man, these PR5s are great. Ready for the twisties from **** near cold.

Not even a faint flat spot yet. I've dragged my pegs a few times just on the street with these things when compared to the stock Dunlop that would start slipping not even fully leaned over. I got just a hair over 5,000 miles with stockers. I'm hoping for at least 8000 with this tire. Tons of tread. The tread pattern on the PR4s were never very attractive to me, but these look much better. That's what sold me on these compared to other Michelin's.

I got caught in a couple monsoons (literally), and these things handle wet amazingly. I was able to full throttle 1st in TC1 with only minimal intrusion. Turning was great too, no slippage.

Went with the stock tire size, 190/50. Might try the 190/55 next. Not sure yet.

Just wanted to throw this out there in case someone was on the fence in regards to these tires.
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I think my stock tires are about EOL so I'll definitely take a look at the PR5.
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I had pilot power before but the road 5 looks like a nice tire. The tread is definitely cooler looking. The wear characteristics they describe really seem to be their main selling point. Opinions May vary but I pretty much think Mitchel makes the best tires


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Agree with everything you say about them. The 55 profile option is excellent. The tyre is holding up well at 3000 km. The only thing of note is that the soft compound towards the edge currently has a blue hue, as if it runs hot in the twisties. It's winter here in NZ so it's unlikely that they're really cooking. No big deal, just interesting. Running them at 35psi front, 39 psi rear for normal road work.
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II'm hoping for at least 8000 with this tire.
You're not very optimistic are you. The Road 5 should last for 20,000 miles. People were getting that out of the PR4 and the R5 is supposed to have better longevity.
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You're not very optimistic are you. The Road 5 should last for 20,000 miles. People were getting that out of the PR4 and the R5 is supposed to have better longevity.
Depends on so many factors, particularly road surface and type and road temperatures etc in addition to how hard you ride, how heavy you are, the state of your suspension and so on. The rear PR3's and 4's on my Street Triple lasted for about 14,000km. On the GSX-S, the rear PR4 and Roadtec 01 lasted for about 12000 km. As long as the Road 5 gives over 10,000 km, that will be fine.
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Go 55 series next time, you won't be sorry.
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My Road 5 tyres are done after 5500 miles they have been brilliant. Still feel good but need replacing.

Had Roadtech 01's before, they were equally as good, did 6000 miles and you could tell when they were done, went squirrelly over road imperfections and white lines.

Both have more grip in the dry than I have ability, Wet grip on both is greater than my nerve!.

Not sure what to buy next.
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Stick with the same.
Why change something your happy with. 5 1/2 k is pretty respectable from a well ridden bike. I was only getting 3 1/2 k out of the Metzler 7rrs and they are the same price


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I've been convinced by the internet that these PR5s are my next tire. I wish I could do it now, but only have 1500 clicks on the stockers and I can't justify it (economically).
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