Michelin Pilot Road 4

Posted on: December 12th, 2013 by Road Rider MCA 2 Comments

Michelin Pilot Road 4

Michelin’s Pilot Road 4 tires are the long awaited follow up to the sport-touring favorite Pilot Road 3s. Continuing on where the 3s left off, the Pilot Road 4s offer even longer life and better wet grip.

Featuring Michelin’s 2CT dual-compound technology, internal wear tests by Michelin confirmed the Pilot Road 4s last 20% longer than Road 3s. Harder compounds in the center promote a longer life while softer compounds on the sides provide more grip in the corners. Michelin developed a new and improved version of their patented XST X-Sipe grip pattern for the Road 4s, and the new XST+ grip pattern provides faster braking on wet roads. Always notable for their excellent wet performance, Michelin’s Pilot Road’s distinctive siped grip pattern efficiently channels water away from the tire. The new XST+ pattern incorporates new cross sipes that improve braking on slippery roads and traction at all lean angles. The edges of the sipes are chamfered, or beveled, to help prevent abnormal wear under extreme conditions.

Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT

The Pilot Road 4 GT features Michelin’s all new 2AT Dual Angle Technology. Plies are applied at different angles to provide the benefits of both bias and radial tire constructions, giving riders on heavier touring bikes the necessary stiffness of a bias tire with the comfort and flex of a radial.

Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail

The Pilot Road 4 Trail version features the same technology as the standard Road 4 but with a different compound pattern optimized for BMW GS 1200-type adventure bikes when they are ridden exclusively on the road.


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2 Responses

  1. Danzano says:

    Definitely awaiting the reviews on these and in particular the Motorad review. I tried the PR3’s was not a fan so settled on the Pirelli Angel GT’s and so far they are my new tyre of choice but may have to give these a go when released.

    • Road Rider MCA says:

      Thanks for the comment. We’ll update this post if a Motorrad review comes out. The PRs definitely have a committed following but I also went with Angel GTs over the Pilot Roads on my Versys and have been really happy so far. It would be great to read a comparison of the PR3 or PR4 and the Angels. If anyone has tried them both we’d love to hear about them!