Another video review if you're interested in the more off-road experience of a Multi V4 reviewer:
I put a car trim removal tool under the pillion seat as this happens to me every weekend. I ride through elevation changes from 100ft to 7000ft above sea level I just slide the tool under the bottom of the pannier near one of the hinges and let the air in.Yup, mine did the exact same thing going over the Grapevine from NorCal to home in SoCal. It was so bad that I gave up and took it over to the dealer. He got it open after a whole lot of yanking and cursing by pushing down on the lid from the area of the lock mechanism. We heard the whoosh of the air and then it was open. He was going to call Ducati yesterday and report it. I thought about just drilling a small hole to vent it but I think I'll just wait to see what they say since its Ducati's problem to being with.
Good to know. What kind of mileage would you expect on the Michelin’s?G'day all V4 MS owners and potential buyers,.......... ROAD / SPORTS TYRE OPTIONS FOR V4S MS
I was at my local Ducati service dept recently and while lamenting seemingly not being able to run my favorite on road rubber (Michelin Road 5) due to the 19" front wheel size, I spotted a set of ....... Michelin Road 5 TRAIL in the V4S specs (60W & 72W)....... the staff thought they were for smaller lighter bikes like 650's etc, but they are the correct speed and weight rating listed in the owners handbook....... so we all learned something.............
If you want to run full road tyres like I will when I flog out the Scorpions, all is not lost - Michelin hide them under "Road 5 Trail" even though there is nothing "Trail" bike about them....... they are the full road 5 pattern.
This is very true........ I still have my CBR1100XX though it is semi retired and I no longer do 20k kms a year on it.... but the PR4 did last 20k kms with tread still above the center marks....... the Road 5 is a softer compound and won't last as long, but it offers so much more grip security that it's worth the trade off if you have lots of mountain roads with tight corners to play with....... 15k kms or 9k miles is a reality except for drag race type city work outs and straight line touring.If road 5's are anything like pilot road 3's and 4's, you can expect upwards of 10k miles, IMO. I used to get around 20,000kms to a rear on my R1
Have you ridden the Road 5 Trails (vs the regular Road 5s)? Curious if it’s the exact same time but in different sizing. I suppose it’s possible the tire formulation could be different but I’d love to hear confirmation from owners/riders.Cycle gear installs tires? I did not know that.
Far as the Road 5s go, you'll get way better range out of them than the stock tires, especially if you have to ride on straight roads frequently. I burn through Pirelli's in 5-6k miles generally, Road 5s are good for nearly twice that.
I haven't, but Michelin's website makes it pretty clear it's the same tire as the Road 5, just in a different size for ADV bikes.Have you ridden the Road 5 Trails (vs the regular Road 5s)? Curious if it’s the exact same time but in different sizing. I suppose it’s possible the tire formulation could be different but I’d love to hear confirmation from owners/riders.
That’s great. Seems to be a solid tire vs the competition out there. Interested to see what Multistrada V4S owners would say with these tires mounted vs the original Pirellis.I haven't, but Michelin's website makes it pretty clear it's the same tire as the Road 5, just in a different size for ADV bikes.
I finally fixed mine the other day. I found the perfect place to drill a tiny 1/16 hole in the bottom of the bag. The hole is covered up when the bag is closed so there is no direct water splash but open to the atmosphere. My bike is at the dealer now with the key so I'll take a picture when I get it back so you can see where I drilled it.I put a car trim removal tool under the pillion seat as this happens to me every weekend. I ride through elevation changes from 100ft to 7000ft above sea level I just slide the tool under the bottom of the pannier near one of the hinges and let the air in.
The tool looks like this:
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