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Pilot Road 4

Post by Shufel » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:39 am

Hi,

Has anyone tested them on the SMT?
I've heard the fit to the bike isn't so good, I don't remember in which long term test I've read it.
so if anyone has any idea or experience please share.

If u have any other suggestions I'll be glad to hear that also.

I'm thinking about angel GT, BR023 or the PR4.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Pilot Road 4

Post by Jay-46 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:01 pm

There fitted to the SMT I just bought and cant honestly find fault with them. Rode it home two weeks ago in a storm and they proved faultless, in high winds and me in a rush doing 100mph+ at times to escape the fooking rain :D
Handling is very sure footed, warm up quick and definitely no shortage of grip, I'm out to the very edges already without even realising it. I had the new Bridgestone T30s on two bikes and find them fantastic, a great mix of handling and all weather grip, the metz Z8s are also a fantastic tire, and very reasonably priced.

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Pilot Road 4

Post by Shufel » Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:11 pm

I've decided to go with the Bridgestone BT30.
What made me pass on the PR4 was this article - http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/how-t ... ll&lnk=IMG

So far I'm enjoying them much more the the Dunlop I used to have.

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Re: Pilot Road 4

Post by Jay-46 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:24 pm

Tep the T30 is a great tire, fitted them to my Superduke and my 1098 'fighter, and was mightily impressed on both. It would be a waste of money to change the PR4s currently on the SMT purely down to personel preference though, I'll see how they fare out. So far so good though

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Re: Pilot Road 4

Post by ogden » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:04 pm

It's easy to worry too much about these things. I'm currently running a 6000 mile old PR3 on the front and a four year old 190/50 Supermaxx Sport rear that I used to have on my gixer for trackdays. It gripped like crap on a dry track and it's even worse on the road in the wet, but it adds an extra bit of hilarity to my daily commute.
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Re: Pilot Road 4

Post by Yoozy » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:35 am

Do 190s go on ? I was undert impression only a 180 would go in, not really fussed but I've got a pair of nearly new sticky Pirellis in the lab with a 190 back.
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Re: Pilot Road 4

Post by ogden » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:00 am

Yoozy wrote:Do 190s go on ?
Well like I said, there's one on mine, so yeah, they go on.

180s are designed for a 5.5" rim. 190s are designed for a 6" rim. You'll have trouble fitting a narrower tyre to a wider rim, but fitting a wider tyre is pretty straightforward, it's just a bit more hassle if you're doing it by hand. There'll be some deformation, so the profile won't be quite as the makers intended, but clearance isn't an issue so it doesn't rub against anything.

Unlikely to do much for the handling (as I can attest) but if, like me, you've got a stack of part-worn 190s in the garage, using them up can be cheaper than buying new 180s.
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Re: Pilot Road 4

Post by Yoozy » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:07 am

I shall nail them on.
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Post by Yoozy » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:08 am

I shall nail them on.
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Re: Pilot Road 4

Post by Bug » Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:05 pm

Fitted a pair yesterday, and already a noticeable improved grip levels in the short time riding in the usual wet weather.
Bought mine online from ; tyreleader.co.uk with a good saving over the usual tyre fitters.
I will swap back to sports tyres in the spring if we get a 'summer' next year. :)
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Re: Pilot Road 4

Post by Hellboi » Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:47 am

I can only comment on the Angel Gt's, Had them on for about 7000k now and sticky as a rat trap. Very noticeable difference from the contis
And where might a fellow like me find such a glorious spatula?

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Re: Pilot Road 4

Post by zimm17 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:22 pm

Any more updates? My rear PR3 is shot and I need a new one. In case they don't have any in stock, I'll probably have to buy a new set of PR4s. I commute daily unless the snow is sticking to the roads.
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Re: Pilot Road 4

Post by adcolor » Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:19 am

Replaced the rear with a new PR4.
Total miles to center siping just worn off (have a 700 mile trip coming, fall weather, not worth wearing more off): 6655 miles.

It is always a joy to have a round profile tire! So light when rolling into curves.

Technician found the Schrader valve core was broken off. It was worth getting that fixed even if the tire was not worn out.

Front PR4 still looks good.
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Re: Pilot Road 4

Post by adcolor » Fri May 11, 2018 3:39 am

18527 miles, front worn out.replaced both; rear has a safe 500-1000 left.
Not sure at this time what my total miles are on this set.

Decided to go with Dunlop roadsmart3. With the current rebate, and price difference with pilot road 5, $150 saved.

PR5 technical details sound tempting though.
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