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    Michelin Pilot 5 GT tyres
    on: October 03, 2021, 10:15:00 pm
    October 03, 2021, 10:15:00 pm
    My PIlot 4s are due for change
    Been a good tyre
    Approaching 8 K but profile has gone , especially on front as I tend to counter steer when I am in the zone

    My man reckons the 5Gts are an improvement

    Has anyone had any experience with them

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    Re: Michelin Pilot 5 GT tyres
    Reply #1 on: October 04, 2021, 08:02:35 am
    October 04, 2021, 08:02:35 am
    Afaik Michelin recommends the normal Road 5 for the Crossrunner, not the GT.

    I'm on my second set of Road 5's now and I do like them. But not better than the Pirelli Angel GT.

    All in all I think you can't go wrong with any of the A-grade brands, it's mostly personal preference. I, for instance, didn't really like the Dunlop Roadsmart 3.
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    Re: Michelin Pilot 5 GT tyres
    Reply #2 on: October 04, 2021, 09:42:04 am
    October 04, 2021, 09:42:04 am
    +1

    Agree with Voodoo, the GT is aimed at large touring bikes, I suspect you'll be happier with the normal Road 5's which are pretty good and a small step up on the 4's.

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    Re: Michelin Pilot 5 GT tyres
    Reply #3 on: October 04, 2021, 02:02:46 pm
    October 04, 2021, 02:02:46 pm
    I've heard only good words about the PR5, though never tried them myself. I agree, GT (or HWM) tyres are not appropriate for the Crossie.

    I'm wedded to Metzeller Roadtec 1's and have been since they came out. Similar tech to the PR5 and performance sounds similar.
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    Re: Michelin Pilot 5 GT tyres
    Reply #4 on: October 04, 2021, 08:04:28 pm
    October 04, 2021, 08:04:28 pm
    Thanks folks for the advice
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    Re: Michelin Pilot 5 GT tyres
    Reply #5 on: October 10, 2021, 10:00:33 am
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    Fairly sure I was told the GT's have hard centre compound soft on sides which make them more suitable for long haul highway use.

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    Re: Michelin Pilot 5 GT tyres
    Reply #6 on: October 10, 2021, 10:23:32 am
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    Normal road 5's are also dual compound.
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    Re: Michelin Pilot 5 GT tyres
    Reply #7 on: October 10, 2021, 10:27:35 pm
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    Thanks Haddo and Voodoo
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    Re: Michelin Pilot 5 GT tyres
    Reply #8 on: October 17, 2021, 04:33:52 am
    October 17, 2021, 04:33:52 am
    Thanks Voodoo. Taken a chunk out of the front PR4gt not far off time to change anyway. May give the standard PR5's a shot being duel compound 'n' all then.

     



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