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DJ123 25-08-20 04:43 PM

Re: Michelin Road 5
 
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Originally Posted by DarrenSV650S (Post 3105088)
I barely rode it in the wet. The only time I did was blasting down the motorways to France, so I can't really comment on wet grip performance

How did you get on with these in the end? Get much more mileage above the last 6k update? Did you get them fitted again after or tried something different?

I'm considering these as the next set.

DarrenSV650S 25-08-20 05:18 PM

Re: Michelin Road 5
 
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Originally Posted by DJ123 (Post 3119274)
How did you get on with these in the end? Get much more mileage above the last 6k update? Did you get them fitted again after or tried something different?

I'm considering these as the next set.

I swapped the rear out just after that 6k update.

The front has done 8k miles now and is on the wear limit. I'm actually trying to get a new one just now but apparently they are tough to get hold of because they ramped down production over lockdown, so now that everyone is riding again the demand is greater than the supply.

The front wore a lot more evenly than the rear as you would expect. I can't fault them though. Very confidence inspiring. Again though, I'm not a wet weather rider, so can't say anything about that. I don't have any reason to doubt how they would perform though.

Adam Ef 25-08-20 06:26 PM

Re: Michelin Road 5
 
I had them on my VFR and found them really confidence inspiring. Much more than the PR4. Except when I got two punctures on the rear in quick succession. Both fixable luckily as I didn't have loads of miles on them. Punctures seem to be a common problem with the 5. I liked them so much I got the dealer I got my Striple from to fit some before I bought it (They were swapping out the tyres on it anyway and let me have a choice). Love them on the Striple too. They seem to add a bit more compliance to the ride compared to the Pirelli's and Metzelers I've had on another Striple. Grip feels good again too. Can't comment on mileage yet as I sold the VFR with 3k on them and they still looked new and haven't done many miles on the Striple yet.

DarrenSV650S 27-08-20 05:47 PM

Re: Michelin Road 5
 
Front after 8k miles. Getting a new one fitted tomorrow

https://i.imgur.com/wXVKK3O.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/HKAcUzm.jpg

DJ123 28-08-20 11:37 AM

Re: Michelin Road 5
 
Similar life to what i get from my Pilot Power 2 CT's. Will try these once i've finished this set off.

svenrico 11-09-20 08:20 PM

Re: Michelin Road 5
 
Don't know what tyres are fitted to the 2020 SV650A but I don't usually change tyres until they are worn out, or damaged, and then go for Bridgestone Battlax ,whatever the latest model is, and they have always seemed ok.

DJ123 26-12-20 07:20 PM

Re: Michelin Road 5
 
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Originally Posted by DJ123 (Post 3119354)
Similar life to what i get from my Pilot Power 2 CT's. Will try these once i've finished this set off.

The time has come and i've now ordered a set of these. This will be my first set of the Michelin Road series tyres, and these look to be good based on reviews i've seen. A chunk more than what i have been paying, but i know they're a better newer tyre.

Adam Ef 26-12-20 07:26 PM

Re: Michelin Road 5
 
They are very good. I've got them on two bikes.
They're definitely more supple than most other tyres. I've had them loose next to Metzelers and Avons and you can manipulate the carcass with your hands much easier on them than the others.

svenrico 26-12-20 07:44 PM

Re: Michelin Road 5
 
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Originally Posted by Adam Ef (Post 3123788)
They are very good. I've got them on two bikes.
They're definitely more supple than most other tyres. I've had them loose next to Metzelers and Avons and you can manipulate the carcass with your hands much easier on them than the others.

How does that translate into the ride , is it softer or what ?

DJ123 26-12-20 09:12 PM

Re: Michelin Road 5
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Adam Ef (Post 3123788)
They are very good. I've got them on two bikes.
They're definitely more supple than most other tyres. I've had them loose next to Metzelers and Avons and you can manipulate the carcass with your hands much easier on them than the others.

thats what i was hoping they're like. i don't like a hard carcass as it unsettles the bike on bumpy ground, and removes ride comfort too. I found this with the Pilot Power 3.


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