MICHELIN® Motorcycle Tire Reviews

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Recent Posts

Parashootist’s Story

Tire Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars
Tires: MICHELIN® Anakee® III
Motorcycle: Suzuki DL650
Annual Mileage: 10,000+
Location: Nampa, Idaho

As someone that rides over 20,000 miles a year and changes his own tires, it’s important that they last (no one likes changing tires). The Anakee 3’s have proven to give ridiculous mileage, usually over 20,000 even for the rear. They grip well in nearly all conditions. Bottom line they’re fantastic tires.

  1. Blackend13’s Story
  2. Tire Rating: 4 Stars 4 Stars
    Tires: MICHELIN® Road 5
    Motorcycle: KTM 690 Duke
    Annual Mileage: 5,000-10,000
    Location: McConnelsville, Ohio

    Got the Michelin Road 5 rear tire, already have the Pilot Road 4 on the front still. And all I’ve got say is I’ve got about 1,000 miles on it this year and I am loving every bit. Cold, hot, raining weather it performs very well, to the fact of I no longer have any chicken strips on either side of the tire. Again great tire would recommend to anyone. I am only giving 4 stars as of now, since I dont know the mileage I can squeeze out of them yet.

  3. El Gringo’s Story
  4. Tire Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars
    Tires: MICHELIN® StarCross 5
    Motorcycle: Honda CRF 250
    Annual Mileage: <1,000
    Location: Clermont, Florida

    Love this StarCross 5 superior traction and durability, on the different tracks that I go to from hard pack to sand. If my buddies ask me what tire they should run I tell em StarCross 5! I love to ride and race on a local level so I need a tire that can multi-task. If you’re gonna bring the ruckus you better be on a set of StarCross 5’s.

  5. @elroyalmoto’s Story
  6. Tire Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars
    Tires: MICHELIN® Pilot® Road 4
    Motorcycle: 2009 Kawasaki Zx10r
    Annual Mileage: 10,000+
    Location: Sanford Florida

    About a year ago I bought my first street bike. A 2009 Kawasaki Zx10r that had a new set of tires thanks to the new owner. They turned out to be Pilot Road 4s but I didn’t have a clue what that was. The longevity and durability of these tires, especially in wet weather, is unparralled. Living in Florida, we get a lot of heavy rain in the summertime. I got caught one day I a rainstorm and couldn’t see 6ft in front of me. Suddenly the car in front of me slammed on their brakes and immediately I did the same. To my surprise, i did not slide or lose traction one bit. At over 12 thousand long miles the Road 4 is now coming to its end. I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase anything by the brand Michelin, and I didn’t even pay for them haha. However, I already ordered my next tire. Went with something a little more sporty. The Michelin Power RS and I can’t wait! Trust your tires! Trust Michelin!

  7. s1rrkitt’s Story
  8. Tire Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars
    Motorcycle: BMW S1000RR
    Annual Mileage: 10,000+
    Location: Sanford, Florida

    Michelin definitely is not kidding about their tires on wet roads. Just went for a spirited ride around town after it rained with my friend who was completely mystified by how far I had my bike leaned over as if my tire was completely dry. I knew the roads were still wet, but I truly did not know my tires were actually treading standing water through the turns, and the tires did not ever clue me in! The PowerRS firmly tracked my lines as I intended, never slipping for even a millisecond.

    I have tried other tires with different manufacturers and have never felt so confident in wet roads than I have with Michelin’s. 
Even in the cold, the PowerRS is a phenomenal tire to have on your bike. Normally, you would want to heat the tire up before heading out to ensure you have optimal grip, but the need to do so is minimal with these tires. Thanks to super soft compounds on the sides, you will still have the necessary grip you can count on.
 The lowest I personally have gotten my bike down to is 57°. One day I will finally go to a track and the PowerRS will be the tires I take with me! I run with 120/70 up front and 200/55 on the rear.