High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Millgrove, ON, CA
I have run a few PR4 (non-GT) rears, and I use them as my benchmark to judge other tires. IMHO, they have a great blend of grip and wear, translate soft enough to grip under all conditions. I would think they are good for what you're doing, lots of curvy roads and twisties. They do not wear like iron, and IMHO you should stick with that amount of grip.
You will hear some get great mileage and others that get less... I will never get the mileage JohnC gets, yet I will likely get about what you get. I also run my pressures 41-42 front, 42-44 rear, and the wear is quite even and I'd like to think they last a bit longer due to less heat build-up.
I don't use a PR4 front, I don't like the tread pattern particularly so I mostly run a Metzeler Z6.
Next set try the T-31's, from all I hear, a good all around tire, Bridgestones have stiffer sidewalls, so wear should be decent... I am experimenting now with others, haven't tried those yet. Just ran two sets of Roadsmart3's, which are a little harder, good in the hotter dry weather, but I still prefer the PR4 over them. The PR4's are a more expensive tire also... Angel GT a bit softer, Avon Spirit might be good.
All you can do is try a different set and use your mileage numbers which are based on your riding style and conditions. As they say, YMMV.
Keep yer stick on the ice....
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