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    Re: Michelin Road 6 tyres
    Reply #10 on: May 18, 2022, 09:58:20 am
    May 18, 2022, 09:58:20 am
    *Originally Posted by Dartagnan [+]
    Is anyone able to say how the pr5 compares to the pr6 on there Versy

    I assume you mean Road 5 and Road 6 as there's no "Pilot" range anymore.

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    Re: Michelin Road 6 tyres
    Reply #11 on: May 18, 2022, 11:10:30 am
    May 18, 2022, 11:10:30 am
    Yes admin I think thatís been posted before. Before I shell out the best part of £300 I was wondering if anyone has worn out both 5 or 6 to be able to make a true comparison and not what a mate said he read in a magazine or mcn  :027: :008:

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    Re: Michelin Road 6 tyres
    Reply #12 on: May 18, 2022, 01:09:24 pm
    May 18, 2022, 01:09:24 pm
    Michelins are expensive, and I've read mixed reviews from users on the Road 5's.  I expect the Road 6 would be similar in wear, but I don't know anyone using them, they're too new.  There are other good tires, Bridgestone T32's, Pirelli Angel GT's, e.g., that perform very well.  Willing to try something new? 
    2016 V1000 LT,  '99 VFR 800, 2013 Fazer8 (project).

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    Re: Michelin Road 6 tyres
    Reply #13 on: May 18, 2022, 02:14:22 pm
    May 18, 2022, 02:14:22 pm
    No I wonít be trying anything else. Itíll be 5 again or 6. I was just wondering if any one has personally worn out both and can give there opinion

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    Re: Michelin Road 6 tyres
    Reply #14 on: May 18, 2022, 11:03:35 pm
    May 18, 2022, 11:03:35 pm
    Got a few hundred miles on Road 6's now. Seem perfectly fine so far.
    Bridgestone's were done a 6K, which I thought was pretty bad. Front and rear done at the same time which I've never had a bike do that before.
    For the price, these better do better!  :013:

    I suspect they are great in the rain, large grooves and a lot of them!
    Last Edit: May 18, 2022, 11:05:11 pm by Ace50

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    Re: Michelin Road 6 tyres
    Reply #15 on: May 19, 2022, 08:08:39 am
    May 19, 2022, 08:08:39 am
    Ace50. Thanks for that option. Iíve had 3 sets of 5s and front and rear wear out at the same mileage about 7k I think thatís the way tyre manufacturers are going. The 5s supply are a bit hit and miss atm and at £325 for the 6 Iím going to try some roadtec 01. 🤞

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    Re: Michelin Road 6 tyres
    Reply #16 on: July 02, 2022, 08:00:26 am
    July 02, 2022, 08:00:26 am
    Imounted road 6 some weeks ago, had some thousands of km with them.

    I must say that I have tried former pilot road 3 or 4 (don't remember) on a previous byke. I really did not like them. Particularly I remember a feeling like falling down when entering corners. And I also had the rear tyre wearing in "steps", which was visually very weird.  So this time I said "no more Michelin !!".

    Since then I'm a bit fan of Dunlop roadsmart  :152:

    As said some weeks ago decided to change. I was planning a big trip in france, rear was almost dead. And impossible to find dunlop tyres anywhere. Was told they have production shortages.  And the only tyres they could propose were Metzeler or Michelin. I was a bit in a hurry, so I chose the new road 6.

    And I think I have found my new prefered tyre  :008: If I had to compare against Roadsmart :

    Cons :

    Handling feels a bit like "heavier" at low speeds. Like if the tyres were bigger. But in fact got used very fast to this.

    Pros :

    Much much more stable and precise on the angle. On sharp angles the bike remains like on a rail, when previous ones started to be a bit "fuzzy". Very pleasant and safe feeling. Even loaded with bags and panniers.

    Similar feeling in all other situation. Actually modern tyres are all good now. Had some rain also, but never ride fast anyway under rain, so difficult to compare.


    Wear and yardage I can not tell so far. They have only 3.000km and look good.


    So far I will go for the same next mount. Very happy with the great feeling they provide. Fist time I have the footpegs touching in sport mode  :016:


    PS : don't take all this for granted please. I tend to think that tyres is a very subjective topic for us average riders. Maybe only a matter of taste, like for ice-creams or women (or men for you ladies drivers  :015:)

    Ride safe !!



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    Re: Michelin Road 6 tyres
    Reply #17 on: July 02, 2022, 08:07:40 am
    July 02, 2022, 08:07:40 am
    If its of any use to you i have 5,s on my versys and do not like them will be using metzler next

     



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