Michelin Road Pilot 4 GT

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Michelin Road Pilot 4 GT

Postby Derek-Dex-French » 04 Apr 2016, 09:41

Had Michelin Road Pilot 4 GT tyres fitted on Friday. Initial impression is that they seem very marginally slower steering compared to the Bridgestone BT023GT I had previously, probably due to the Michelins having a rounder profile.
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Re: Michelin Road Pilot 4 GT

Postby alans1100 » 05 Apr 2016, 06:47

They seem to be the tyre of choice over here as far as mileage goes.

I managed to get a set of PR3s for $AUD250 (1300 sizes) as a run out deal and with delivery from Queensland it was just like buying the rear and tossing the front in for free. I can only get Bridgestone at our local car tyre dealer so if I want anything else it's either a 120km ride over to the Honda dealer (expensive) or from the US and get them fitted locally.

The rear has been on for just over 2500 km and no sign of wear unlike the T30 at that distance that it replaced. The rear doesn't seem as harsh as the Bridgestone especially when we cross the rail lines (our suspension test zone........lol) so maybe the sidewall flexes a little more on the Michelin. The PR4 should be at least as good the 3 so I'll be inline for a set 4s next up.

Still about 2000 km to do on the T30 front before the PR3 goes on but with an 1100 km return trip (two up with trailer) over the next weekend (9-10th) it'll get put on before we ride over to see the daughter and the tribe on the 23rd. That's 400km return which should give an indication of the front compared to the Bridgey.

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Re: Michelin Road Pilot 4 GT

Postby Derek-Dex-French » 12 Apr 2016, 08:49

Now ridden around 350 miles on the new (to me) Michelin Road Pilot 4 GT tyres. They have introduced a small oscillation in the steering around 35mph. However they seem to be significantly more stable above that and have reduced some of the high-speed wobble the ST1300 is prone to, which is rather pleasing. The profile is fairly round and as a result when banking into bends the rate of 'roll' is steady with no sudden change in banking as you lean further over. Happy so far with them.
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Re: Michelin Road Pilot 4 GT

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 12 Apr 2016, 17:33

Yes, but...

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Re: Michelin Road Pilot 4 GT

Postby Derek-Dex-French » 12 Apr 2016, 17:35

You know how it is Pieter. Oil.... Tyres.....
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Re: Michelin Road Pilot 4 GT

Postby Andi Archer » 15 Apr 2016, 10:27

maybe some Dynabeads would help........ :lol: :roll:
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Re: Michelin Road Pilot 4 GT

Postby Derek-Dex-French » 15 Apr 2016, 11:18

Should I take the Dynabeads before or after food?
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Re: Michelin Road Pilot 4 GT

Postby Andi Archer » 15 Apr 2016, 14:44

I think the name seems to suggest they have connotations of marital aids more than vibration removal :D
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Re: Michelin Road Pilot 4 GT

Postby Critters » 15 Apr 2016, 16:00

Derek-Dex-French wrote:Should I take the Dynabeads before or after food?



Do you not insert them somewhere?
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Re: Michelin Road Pilot 4 GT

Postby Derek-Dex-French » 24 Aug 2016, 12:56

Still liking the RP4 GTs. Very stable at speed. There is a slip-road from the A21 onto the M25 west which is a nice sweeping bend which I now regularly take at 70 mph and can thoroughly enjoy. Previously 60mph was about my limit so these tyres are instilling significant confidence in my bend riding. And high speed stability remains impressive at 100mph (on private roads only of course). I still have the oscillation around 35 to 40mph, and there is a very slight loss of ground clearance compared to the BT023GTs, but overall I am pleased with the swap to these tyres.
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