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.

Ed’s Story

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.

Cowchip’s Story

Tire Rating: 5 Stars
Tires: MICHELIN® Pilot® Road 4
Motorcycle: 2011 BMW R1200RT
Annual Mileage: 1,000-3,000
Location: Los Angeles, California

I replaced my factory OEM tires at 1031 miles prior to a long trip to Billings, MT. My dealer recommended the Pilot Road 4GTs. WOW! What a difference from stock. The bike felt solid on all road surfaces and especially the rain groves in Southern California. No tramlining. I just returned from 3715 miles through the Southwest and 10 states. I felt secure in heavy rain and the bike just seemed to stick to the road much better then before. I am sold on these tires. A winner.

Hi Mile’s Story

Tire Rating:
Tires: MICHELIN Pilot Road 4
Motorcycle: 2009 Honda VFR Interceptor
Annual Mileage:
Location: Oviedo, Alabama

After 18,500 miles I’ve decided to replace my rear tire. Looking at the tire many may ask why now, it really does not look too bad. Well I’m about to take a 2000 mile trip and would prefer not having the worry if the pilot 4 will be okay. What makes this more impressive is that about 1,000 miles after I bought the tire I found a medium size nail in it. Using the stop & go tire plug kit I plugged the tire, I understand the safety concerns and several days after I plug the tire I checked the tires pressure and if it’s within 10% from where I started I feel I’m okay. It did and for the last 17,000 miles I have been riding with a plugged pilot 4. Outstanding job, can’t wait to see what the future holds and how impressive the pilot road 5 will be.

Thanks again Robert

Admin Note: Thank you for your comments Robert. As a reminder for everyone, Michelin does not condone or endorse the repair of any of its motorcycle tires that have suffered punctures or other damage. Michelin assumes no liability for injuries, consequential damages or death arising from MICHELIN® motorcycle tires that have been patched, plugged, sealed or otherwise repaired by a dealer, distributor or consumer.

Chappysteve’s Story

Tire Rating: 5 Stars
Tires: MICHELIN Pilot Road 4
Motorcycle: 2002 Aprilla RSV Mille R
Annual Mileage: 1,000-3,000
Location: S OC, California

I’ve put over 2,500 canyon carving miles on my Michelin Pilot Road 4 tires and some track days. I’ve even logged a good 30miles at the Streets of Willow Springs in standing rain. No matter what I throw at them the tires just keep sticking wanting more. Even in the standing rain the tires didn’t bobble once and were more willing then I was to push the surface limits.