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Michelin Pilot Road 3 Mileage


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I know there are riders who are always wondering what kind of mileage they'll get with a set of tires so I wanted to report on my first set of Michelin Pilot 3's.

 

I changed to Pilot 4's today but was amazed to get 14.5k out of my first set. Mostly highway riding and maybe 25% backroads. Wet weather performance was nothing short of spectacular. Track Days in the rain, rides to work in the rain, always stuck like glue. They only started getting a little flat spot within the last 1k.

 

I'm expecting even better performance from the 4's.

 

thanks,

 

RPG

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Wouldn't hold my breath RPG. I have my first 4's with 7k now.

Front looks good, replacing the rear in prep for 5k miles next month.

There is NO WAY I'll get another 5 out of the rear, might get 2, 3 tops! AND I don't want to be heading back home on the cords.

 

I might go back to 3's next time. I removed them (3's) at 11k , should have replaced at 9k. Maybe im rough on em, not to mention all the other variables involved.

 

BTW, what type of oil do you use?

 

AND they're oFF! Yeehaaa

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My experience with the PR3's vs the PR4's on the Vstroms is that the 4's are not getting the mileage the 3's did.

 

That is a big reason I didn't buy the PR4's for the RT this time.

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I am looking to replace my 3's after 12k and was advised to get another set of 3's by my dealer, even though the 4's retail for more.

 

They tell me that the 4's wear well for about 4-5k but then go off really quick once they start to go - not running the risk given I have a couple of 2k rides coming up, not good to have bad rubber when stuck in the north of Scotland with poor roads, dear, and the delightful drizzle that is endemic up there...

 

my £0.02 worth.

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I'm on GTs. And dissatisfied with the wear/cost/hype, although the front does look good at 7k.

It appears the 3s were even and the 4 wears 2 rears to 1 front.

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I just sold a Harley Super Glide. I got 5k max from a rear, and 10k from a front. I'm taking my RT in tomorrow for new tires, and getting Pilot 4's. I'm am not concerned about mileage, I want performance, stopping power, and cornering. Getting set up for a trip from California to Canada in a month.

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I am so leery of Michelin PR's due to the fact that I absolutely hated the PR 2's I had on my R1100R a few years ago that I went with Bridgestones, Dunlop Roadsmarts and Pirelli Angel GT Gran Turismos (long name!)which I currently have on the bike after my PR 2 experience. My main gripe from the PR 2's was a loud hum and high-frequency vibration when turning, mainly noticeable at lower speeds. The Pirellis seem to be lasting the longest. I am being swayed by so many raves about the Michelin PR 3's and 4's that I may try a set when my Pirellis are done.

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Second set or PR4GT's here after many sets of PR3's.

 

PR3's last longer (2000-3000km) but the PR4GT's are superior under all other points: stability, handling, wet grip etc. They are also less sensitive to pressures and grip much better in hot weather: PR3's tend to run out of breath when temperatures reach 30°C.

 

Now: the first set of PR4GT's I installed was not so good. I have the same complaints as many first production run users: they felt incredibly harsh over anything but smooth tarmac (a rare commodity here) and sometimes there was a strange "vagueness" from the front when leaned over.

The second set I am presently running feels nothing like it, it's like a completely different tyre and, from the looks of it, will probably last a bit longer than the first set. Was also a tad cheaper. ;)

 

I suspected I had got a bad tyre (or even two bad tyres) but after reading a few comments from other first time users and running the present set I strongly suspect Michelin made some adjustment to the product during production. I will surely install another set of PR4GT's when this is done for... though given how much I ride lately it may as well be PR5's. :rofl:

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I'm on GTs. And dissatisfied with the wear/cost/hype, although the front does look good at 7k.

It appears the 3s were even and the 4 wears 2 rears to 1 front.

 

if the hype isn't matching the performance (mileage in this case), I assume you've contacted the manufacturer/retailer.

 

In my case, I do have photos of my 3's with exact mileage documented. If, IF, the mileage drops off drastically, (and I ride the same roads day after day), then I'll be contacting someone, you can be certain. :)

 

thanks,

 

RPG

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I am so leery of Michelin PR's due to the fact that I absolutely hated the PR 2's I had on my R1100R a few years ago [snip]... My main gripe from the PR 2's was a loud hum and high-frequency vibration when turning, mainly noticeable at lower speeds.

 

Really? That's odd, I'm running PR2s on my 1100RT and love 'em. I find they're only noisy on rough roads and smoov like butta no matter how hard I push them. Were yours properly balanced?

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Yes. As a matter of fact they were the last tires I had "professionally installed" as I install all my motorcycle tires nowadays. Don't know what the problem with them was but I was very dissatisfied with them. They were the worst tires I ever had on a motorcycle.

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I am on my 3rd set of PR4 GT-2C tires after running PR3s for a couple of sets.

 

I put a lot of miles on the bike getting to the curvey roads and have found that the PR4's have consistently gotten 1,500 miles more than the PR3's. For me the PR4's hold the road better on aggressive riding and wet conditions,

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I put 20k miles on the rear of my first set of PR3's. Front about the same, but I shoulda changed it earlier. I ride mostly freeway and put that mileage on in a short time. Only reason I changed the rear was due to two holes it got in one shot. Love the PR3's. I don't push any tire in the rain so I'll have to take others word for that traction.

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greiffster
I put 20k miles on the rear of my first set of PR3's.

 

You must do most of your riding on cotton balls. That's phenomenal mileage. :/

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Lone_RT_rider
I put 20k miles on the rear of my first set of PR3's.

 

You must do most of your riding on cotton balls. That's phenomenal mileage. :/

 

Yeah, I average about 5-6K on most of my rear tires. :dopeslap:

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I put 20k miles on the rear of my first set of PR3's.

 

You must do most of your riding on cotton balls. That's phenomenal mileage. :/

 

LOL! Yeah, I wish. I was equally amazed at the tire wear. After 10k I was starting to wonder if they were actually wearing at all. Granted I'm not riding in the twisties (and don't ride that hard there anyway), but I do cruise between 75 - 85 and you'd think they would wear faster than that. On my Ninja 500 I'd get about 9-10k on the rear so you can imagine how pleased I am with these tires.

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