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Michelin Road 5 feedback

Just wanted to share a little feedback on the newest Michelin Road 5's. I mounted these 3/28 and have run a few tanks since. So far so good! 1st thing I noticed was they turn in a little slower than the PR4's I removed, of which I was never a big fan. So I had/have very high hopes for these. And they are meeting my expectations. I think it's as close to a hypersport tire you can get. Just hope the mileage pans out.
Compliance is excellent. Edge grip is excellent, so far. I haven't got to the edge yet but the grip where I have been is what it should be.


I was ready to give up on Michelin after my experience with the PR4. To me they felt squirmy when pushed and on 2 occasions I had the front wash out pretty bad (almost low sided). And yes, I was probably pushing too hard for the street. At any rate, the near slick edges really attracted me to the 5.

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And ready to roll. For the record, I use balancing beads.

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It’s a good looking tire. You like the slower turn in?
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This is where I'm @ as of 5/7. Road conditions are getting better in my neck of the woods. Hope to get some more miles soon.


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It’s a good looking tire. You like the slower turn in?
It's a very subtle difference, definitely not slow per say and not a strike against them IMO.
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I have a set waiting in the garage.... found them so sticky when I picked them up!

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I was just telling a bud last night these would probably be my next set of tires. Glad to hear the positive feedback.
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Did a track day on mine. Probably have about 1000k miles on them. I live in SoCal though so, not much in the way of bad weather to speak of. Handled really well on the track. Turn in feels nice and predictable and, you can probably tell I'm leaning the bike over a bit. It's hard to directly compare a squared of PR4 (what I had before) with the new PR5s though.
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I put a set of these on my Multi this spring. the weather in New England has been terrible but has finally settled down so i have put some miles on these tires and find them absolutly adequate.
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I've had PR4s, PR4 GTs, Bridgestone Battleax Hypersport S21s, and now the Road 5s on my DVT. From my perspective, the Road 5s have better grip and feel on the edge than any other tire I've tried (49 deg lean angle registered on Ducati link). I only have 1,500 miles on them so far, but the profile is holding up well at this stage.
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Glad to hear the positive feedback. I just ordered a Road 5 for the rear. Hoping to have it on next week.
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