GSA-Joe’s Story

Tire Rating: 4 Stars 4 Stars
Tires: MICHELIN® Pilot® Road 4
Motorcycle: 2015 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Annual Mileage: 10,000+
Location: Tampa, FL

I have had these Pilot Road 4 Trail tires on my GS for the past 6k miles. I ride my bike daily to work, weekend travels, and long distance trips. Recently I took a trip up north to West Virginia, Ohio, Pennslyvania, Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. The Road 4 Trails handled well for the trip in the rain and typical hot day road conditions. I would recommend this tire for any GS rider or adventure touring rider. I normally would run a Anakee III tire which gets 12k for being able to off-road it as well which is what I would be jumping back to on my GSA as it was stock tires.

Big Pappa’s Story

Tire Rating: 4 Stars 4 Stars
Tires: MICHELIN® Commander® II
Motorcycle: 2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide
Annual Mileage: 5,000 – 10,000
Location: Tama, Iowa

I would recommend the Commander 2 to anyone with a touring bike. Since changing to the Commander 2 I average 14000 mile on a rear tire. This is riding 2up and sometimes pulling a trailer. Excellent tire.

Raja777m’s Story

Tire Rating: 4 Stars 5 Stars
Tires: MICHELIN® Pilot® Road 4
Motorcycle: 2008 Yamaha FZ6
Annual Mileage: 5,000 – 10,000
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

I had the PR4-rear (installed) at 5,200 and now, it is 14,800 and I reached the wear bar.
 City, mountain roads, highway miles.
 No stunts, no burn outs, no wheelies or sudden brakes.
 I’m satisfied with the overall performance, but only 9k miles, with good maintenance, I’m a little bit sad on that part? The center came to bar pretty quickly and the sides have lots of tread. That uneven wear is unacceptable, IMHO.
 I don’t knee drag, but lean good enough, so, hope there is some resolution for this issue. Purchased May22nd 2015 from RevZilla.
 Air pressure, checked every other week, with automated air pressure pump, and PSI recommended by Yamaha manual/sticker on swing-arm, according to my weight.

Tankthebiker’s Story

Tire Rating: 4 Stars 4 Stars
Tires: MICHELIN® Commander® II
Motorcycle: 2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster
Annual Mileage: 10,000+
Location: Vinton, Virginia

I have the Commander II as my front tire and love it. Grip on the road is amazing and it doesn’t follow the road. Great wet traction as well. Ordering a rear one ASAP.

Admin Note: Michelin recommends only running the same brand and model tire on a motorcycle for optimum performance.

EC’s Story

Tire Rating: 4 Stars
Tires: MICHELIN Anakee III
Motorcycle: 2013 Kawasaki KLR650
Annual Mileage: 10,000+
Location: State of Washington

Just bought my second set of Anakee IIIs. Rear tire covered 17,000 miles on the KLR650 and still had a couple of thousand left on it when changed out. Front still has a lot of tread left. Great street tires, good grip on mountain highways, good traction in heavy northwest rain, stable – handle grooved pavement and grated bridge decks better than any other tire I have had. Ever.
 Also the stiffest, most difficult to mount on a rim. Ever. But…I bought a second set without a second thought.
 I love these tires.