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Recent Posts

PTarman1’s Story

Tire Rating: 3 Stars
Tires: MICHELIN® Pilot® Road 4
Motorcycle: 2010 Honda NT700VA
Annual Mileage: 10,000+
Location: Greeley, Colorado

I have had three sets of PR4s on my bike. I got 13-14,000 miles out of the first two rear tires but the third one was worn down to the wearbars after less than 8,000 miles. A couple friends who also ride NT700s have had the same experience with their last PR4. Has there been a change in the tire since it was introduced.

I know that I haven’t changed the way I ride or the roads I ride on…

Admin Note: Thank you for your feedback about the MICHELIN Pilot Road 4 tires on your bike. Many factors can affect tire longevity but rest assured we did not change anything about the MICHELIN Pilot Road 4. If you would like to discuss your concerns, we invite you to contact Michelin’s Consumer Care Department at 800-346-4098.

  1. Ed’s Story
  2. Tire Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars
    Tires: MICHELIN® Pilot® Road 4
    Motorcycle: 2010 BMW R1200R
    Annual Mileage: 10,000+
    Location: Little Rock, Arkansas

    I have now gone through 7 sets of Michelin Pilot Road 3s and am on my 2nd set of Pilot Road 4s on a 2010 BMW R1200R. I had been so pleased with the performance of the PR3s I was reluctant to go to the PR4s but am now satisfied that the handling and wet weather traction are just as good and I get a bit more mileage.

    I should point out that I get to ride lots of twisty roads where I live in Arkansas and many of those roads are very abrasive “chip and seal”. As a result, I have never gotten the 9-10,000 miles that others claim on any kind of tire, but the mileage I get on these Michelins is as good or better than any other tire I have tried. And I’ve tried many different brands. Pilot Road tires were not new to me with the BMW as I had gone through several sets on an FJR 1300.

    My riding buddy has a BMW R1200GS setup strictly for the street and is grateful that Michelin makes sizes for his bike as well. He wouldn’t even consider another tire.

    I am now as pleased with the PR4s as I was with the PR3s.

  3. TNT’s Story
  4. Tire Rating: 5 Stars
    Tires: MICHELIN® Anakee® III
    Motorcycle: 2014 BMW F700GS
    Annual Mileage: 5,000-10,000
    Location: Gillette, Wyoming

    tnt-f700gsI have over 9,000 miles on my Anakee 3’s and still going good. This has been a very good all around tire for my bike. Also good very good in the rain.

  5. Pfbmw’s Story
  6. Tire Rating: 5 Stars
    Tires: MICHELIN® Pilot® Road 3 and MICHELIN® Pilot® Road 2
    Motorcycle: 1996 BMW R1100RT
    Annual Mileage: 10,000+
    Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia

    I highly recommend the PR3s. I commute daily for 50 miles round trip in all types of weather conditions. The tires provide great traction. I am particularly impressed with the mileage. I ride conservatively and solo on mainly interstate highways keeping tires inflated to 42 psi rear and 36 psi front. I was able to get 16,385 miles on the front tire and plan to replace the rear next month with around 33K miles on it. Thanks to Michelin for such a great tire.

    I was very pleased with performance of the PR2s. I was able to go 20,302 miles on the front tire and 30,105 miles on the rear tire. I ride conservatively, solo, mainly interstate highways, keeping tires inflated to 36 psi front and 42 psi rear and commute daily 50 miles in all types of conditions. The PR2s handled great on the RT and provided terrific traction.

  7. Amigo’s Story
  8. Tire Rating:
    Tires: MICHELIN® Commander® II
    Motorcycle: 2007 Harley-Davidson Softail Classic
    Annual Mileage: <1,000 Location: Charlotte, NC

    This is my 2nd set of Commander II tires and love them. Put on a new rear tire this weekend and had right at 14,000 miles on it.