PR5s

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Re: PR5s

Post by DaveNZ » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:49 am

Rock, the PR5's are a large step up from the PR4's, They match the 4's in the wet, but are far away better in the dry, their edge grip is great, no vagueness or squirming on the throttle compared to the 4's. I wasn't a big fan of the OEM Angels, they were ok, but the PR5s are a far better all-round tire, i got around 5500kms out of the Angels, I'm thinking i will get 6000+ kms from the 5's. Im quite hard on tires, so anything over 6K from tires is a bonus for me.
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Re: PR5s

Post by jjscsix » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:58 am

DaveNZ wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:49 am
Rock, the PR5's are a large step up from the PR4's, They match the 4's in the wet, but are far away better in the dry, their edge grip is great, no vagueness or squirming on the throttle compared to the 4's. I wasn't a big fan of the OEM Angels, they were ok, but the PR5s are a far better all-round tire, i got around 5500kms out of the Angels, I'm thinking i will get 6000+ kms from the 5's. Im quite hard on tires, so anything over 6K from tires is a bonus for me.
Thanks for that info. I will most likely go with the PR5s as well. I never liked the 3 or 4s. It seems like all the sipes lead to cupping. In fairness, my 1600 has that problem with different tires.
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Re: PR5s

Post by Rock » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:04 am

Aussie Dave wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:44 am
:D :D :D .... :mrgreen: ..... By crikey, Rock is my Doc...... :D :D Yahoooo........ :lol: :lol: Thanks heaps Doc,..... errrr,..... Rock........ ;)

I think DaveNZ's pics show he rides them to the edge both front and rear..... so they must hang on - but he would be the one to comment. I also agree, the PR4 front wasn't the best....... I'm assuming you run slightly lower pressures with your Angels...... even so they are only good-ordinary and not a tyre one would crawl over broken glass to buy for the GT.... ;)

Cheers mate...... Friday is on my mind....... that's only 2 sleeps away......... need more cotton wool/bubble wrap to make sure nothing happens to me before then...... :lol:
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Two days away. Or is it one day in Oz? Either way, keep that bubble wrap on!

I do run them a bit low. I've always heard very good things about them but this is the first time I ever used them. I think the PR5s might be the way to go,

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Re: PR5s

Post by Rock » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:08 am

DaveNZ wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:49 am
Rock, the PR5's are a large step up from the PR4's, They match the 4's in the wet, but are far away better in the dry, their edge grip is great, no vagueness or squirming on the throttle compared to the 4's. I wasn't a big fan of the OEM Angels, they were ok, but the PR5s are a far better all-round tire, i got around 5500kms out of the Angels, I'm thinking i will get 6000+ kms from the 5's. Im quite hard on tires, so anything over 6K from tires is a bonus for me.
Thanks Dave. THat's good to hear. The 4s were always great in the wet and if the 5s didn't lose that while gaining cornering grip than that's a total win.
I think I can get a good couple of thousand more out of the Angels but I may swap after the winter.

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Re: PR5s

Post by Aussie Dave » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:04 am

Dropped in to my local KTM service guys again...... asking if they knew if the 2019 suspension software could be downloaded to the 016-018 GT's (they didn't know yet...... as I suspected)..... but I asked if they were selling plenty of PR5's for SDR/GT's and they said "hell yeah"...... our biggest selling tyres........ 8-) .

No negative feedback, and strong sales.......
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Re: PR5s

Post by DaveNZ » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:35 pm

Aussie Dave wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:04 am
Dropped in to my local KTM service guys again...... asking if they knew if the 2019 suspension software could be downloaded to the 016-018 GT's (they didn't know yet...... as I suspected)..... but I asked if they were selling plenty of PR5's for SDR/GT's and they said "hell yeah"...... our biggest selling tyres........ 8-) .

No negative feedback, and strong sales.......
Great tires, sell them selves.Can't beat word of mouth.
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