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R5 not PR5. Not Pilot.

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R5 not PR5. Not Pilot.
I was trying to be nice and resist saying that. But you just couldn't help yourself could you?


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In 1973 the Kawasaki 100 was called a G5, the Trailboss version with dual range transmission was a G4TR. G5 didn't become a KS100 until 1976 or so, and a couple years later all the KS's became KE's.

One day I'll scan a negative of my G4TR. Put 14,000 miles on it.
Well I guess I had the Trailboss version. I remember you switched from low to high with a shifter on the left handlebar.

Looked like this....

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@Cherryriver I have enjoyed running the Michelin Power RS on a couple of SV650 bikes I have.

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Well I guess I had the Trailboss version. I remember you switched from low to high with a shifter on the left handlebar.

Looked like this....

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Yes! The G4TR. My 1974 was red. My injection oil tank was black.

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I was trying to be nice and resist saying that. But you just couldn't help yourself could you?

Well, if an R5 is a PR5 then an FJR is an FJ. And OEM is OE. And everything is something it is not.
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Well, if an R5 is a PR5 then an FJR is an FJ. And OEM is OE. And everything is something it is not.
I hear you brother. I wanted to point out the error but since I usually come off as The Villain...

So Pop and I are leaving on a 4500+ mile ride in the morning. On Road 5s! I will post up when/if I get back on how they performed.
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Okay, just got home. Almost two weeks in all sorts of conditions. The Michelin Road 5s did make the entire 5000 mile trip.

As the trip went our opinion of the Road 5s changed somewhat. I will post up some pics and better numbers soon.

Day 1: I really like these tires!
Day 2: I still like these tires.
Day 3: My tires are wearing funny.
Day 4: Are these tires supposed to look like this?
Day 5: I sure hope this front tire lasts the entire trip.
Day 6: My front tire is vibrating the entire bike.
Day 7: I am not really liking these tires anymore.

At the end of the trip: These Road5s suck. They never stopped gripping but they look awful, feel awful and the front wears much too quickly.

If/When Michelin gives us a Road 5 GT I may reconsider but as of now I will be going back to the PR4GT or possibly the Pirelli Angel GT.

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At the end of the trip: These Road5s suck. They never stopped gripping but they look awful, feel awful and the front wears much too quickly.
Both ends wear too quick for the price. Questionable at half the price.

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If/When Michelin gives us a Road 5 GT I may reconsider but as of now I will be going back to the PR4GT or possibly the Pirelli Angel GT.
When the Road 5 appeared the PR4 disappeared. With the R5GT supposedly coming Real Soon Now you need to snag a supply of PR4GT while you can.

The difference between PR4 and PR4GT was slight. Many can not tell the difference. I wouldn't expect much difference between R5 and R5GT.

What was Michelin thinking with the R5?

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