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Offline Newbs1ok

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Michelin Pilot 5 GT tyres
on: 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
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
+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
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
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
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
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
Thanks Haddo and Voodoo
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