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    Re: Michelin Road 5 or Road 4 GT?
    Reply #50 on: March 02, 2021, 09:24:47 pm
    March 02, 2021, 09:24:47 pm
    *Originally Posted by Keener [+]

    Many great reviews on the 5 , I Really like mine as well , and also find that they stick well in the dry as well as the wet with great feedback to the rider . i run them with 42 front and 46 TPI rear for touring two up.

    I run 42R/38F on all my sport tourers Bandits, FJRs, C14 and now the V1K. Just the way I roll. 🤣🤣 :031:
    Retired. No place to go and all the time to get there. 😇😇😇

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    Re: Michelin Road 5 or Road 4 GT?
    Reply #51 on: March 02, 2021, 11:54:33 pm
    March 02, 2021, 11:54:33 pm
    *Originally Posted by Keener [+]

    Great price ............. :007:   How are they for milage ?  not that that is the most important thing but is a consideration .

    The guy that runs them gets about 5500 to 6K ..which is about normal for us regardless of what tire we use.... I've seen as low as 3k out of tires but never over 6...
    Im hoping to get the same as him mileage wise  and Im also hoping I like them..The Road 5 sets the bar pretty damn high as you well know

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    Re: Michelin Road 5 or Road 4 GT?
    Reply #52 on: March 03, 2021, 12:45:43 pm
    March 03, 2021, 12:45:43 pm
    I'm a confirmed Michelin man ( yes, I am a bit round). PR 4 on the Versys, 5s on the H2. Those 5s grip really well in close to zero temperatures and on all surfaces tried so far.

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    Re: Michelin Road 5 or Road 4 GT?
    Reply #53 on: March 05, 2021, 12:51:06 am
    March 05, 2021, 12:51:06 am
    I bought Road 5's today, they should be here in a week or so.  The bike shop had lots of praise for them.   :020:

    Cheers!

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    Re: Michelin Road 5 or Road 4 GT?
    Reply #54 on: March 12, 2021, 02:05:08 pm
    March 12, 2021, 02:05:08 pm
    Bought a Road 5 for the rear It's a It's a Road 5 2CT+ What's the difference between a 2CT+ vs the 2CT? I thought the 2CT stood for two compound tire? Is the plus now what the GT used to indicate? I can't find any mention here of a Road 5 GT

    Also, Still have not gotten the rear wheel painted silver yet. Seeing all kinds of stuff about do or don't use powder coating on aluminum wheels. Seems to me it is the ideal coating for wheels that get abused by tire machines. So powdercoat or paint?

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    Re: Michelin Road 5 or Road 4 GT?
    Reply #55 on: March 12, 2021, 02:53:27 pm
    March 12, 2021, 02:53:27 pm
    *Originally Posted by 9094 [+]
    Bought a Road 5 for the rear It's a It's a Road 5 2CT+ What's the difference between a 2CT+ vs the 2CT? I thought the 2CT stood for two compound tire? Is the plus now what the GT used to indicate? I can't find any mention here of a Road 5 GT

    Also, Still have not gotten the rear wheel painted silver yet. Seeing all kinds of stuff about do or don't use powder coating on aluminum wheels. Seems to me it is the ideal coating for wheels that get abused by tire machines. So powdercoat or paint?



    The new Michelin 2CT+ system.
    The front uses two compounds of silica while the rear uses silica in the middle and carbon black on the sides.


    A GT / HWM tyre usually has more Ply's and heavier sidewall construction for stability at high speed, for heavier bikes / 2 up riding with luggage  :028:
    Last Edit: March 12, 2021, 02:58:44 pm by TowerMan
    Richard    :001:

    On the www.versys.co.uk forum

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    Re: Michelin Road 5 or Road 4 GT?
    Reply #56 on: March 14, 2021, 05:51:35 am
    March 14, 2021, 05:51:35 am
    I finally found a listing for the Road 5 GT, but more confused than ever, While it says it's for touring oriented bikes, the 5 and the 5 GT both have a 73W load rating. I would have thought it would have a higher load rating than the regular Road 5 if that were the case?

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    Re: Michelin Road 5 or Road 4 GT?
    Reply #57 on: March 19, 2021, 04:42:13 pm
    March 19, 2021, 04:42:13 pm
    I'm in the process of deciding between the Road 5 or Road 5GT.  Only about a $30 difference in price for the set.  Mostly ride 2up with my wife with a combined weight of around 285 pounds.  Dealer recommended the GT based on the bike weight.  Seeing conflicting things online making the decision tough.

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    Re: Michelin Road 5 or Road 4 GT?
    Reply #58 on: March 19, 2021, 04:51:10 pm
    March 19, 2021, 04:51:10 pm
    *Originally Posted by linky0283 [+]
    I'm in the process of deciding between the Road 5 or Road 5GT.  Only about a $30 difference in price for the set.  Mostly ride 2up with my wife with a combined weight of around 285 pounds.  Dealer recommended the GT based on the bike weight.  Seeing conflicting things online making the decision tough.


    Road 5 works well for us (second set) ...two up 335 lbs rider weight...great duration so far 7200km and at least 3000 km to come ....but for 30.00 more  i would try the GT  :031:

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    Re: Michelin Road 5 or Road 4 GT?
    Reply #59 on: May 11, 2021, 08:47:54 am
    May 11, 2021, 08:47:54 am
    Just got my first pair of Michelin road 5's ,my initial thoughts are they are way better than the pr4's. Handling much improved but the pr4's did get rather bald on the from with significant cupping on the right side of the tyre. I got 20,000 kms out of the pr4's we'll see how this compares ,watch this space!

     



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