PILOT ROAD 4 GT

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PILOT ROAD 4 GT

Post by Marcelo » Sat May 31, 2014 11:48 pm

just arriving for my first 500kms ride today using a pair of new Pilot Road 4 GT.

It is espetacular, totally superior at Roads 3 and 2 in all conditions

In SMT, sounds like a top clouds ride.
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Re: PILOT ROAD 4 GT

Post by ogden » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:19 am

Any particular reason you went for the GT version? Seems a bit of an odd choice for a relatively light bike.
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Re: PILOT ROAD 4 GT

Post by Marcelo » Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:08 pm

Hi,
Before install I have several doubts between STD and GT versions.
The focus in GT version is the confortable and better life for long trips that I want. The importat fact I noted is the maneability is really better too than the Road3 version.

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Re: PILOT ROAD 4 GT

Post by ogden » Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:09 pm

The main difference with the GT is meant to be a stiffer carcass to handle extra weight. It'd be interesting to see a comparison on identical bikes over a few thousand miles to compare wear.
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Re: PILOT ROAD 4 GT

Post by Marcelo » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:40 pm

correct, the info from Michelin GT uses a pair of crisscrossed plies below a standard belt ply for enhanced stability at high speeds without it giving away favorable bump absorption properties on rough surfaces.

Probably because this my the front weave effects in high speed (after180kmh) decrease a lot

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Re: PILOT ROAD 4 GT

Post by Neilc » Thu May 28, 2015 7:03 am

Marcelo are you still happy with the GT and how do you think they are wearing I mainly ride two up and may benefit from the GT I have always run AVON storm but this set is almost gone at 7000Ks I usually get around 11000KS so thinking of trying the PR4

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Re: PILOT ROAD 4 GT

Post by Marcelo » Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:39 pm

Hi Neil,

My last pair of PILOT ROAD 4 GT finished some months ago and I decide to Install the PILOT ROAD 4 STD.

Both are excellent tyres but my impressions comparing the GT version and std is that GT is better in full load travel (My self +My wife +baggage) and just alone STD version is better

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