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Michelin Road 5 Motorcycle Tire

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110/70-17 - 54 - W
110/80-19 - 59 - V
120/60-17 - 55 - W
120/70-17 - 58 - W
120/70-19 - 58 - W
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140/70-17 - 66 - W
150/60-17 - 66 - W
150/70-17 - 69 - V
150/70-17 - 69 - W
160/60-17 - 69 - W
170/60-17 - 73 - W
180/55-17 - 73 - W
190/50-17 - 73 - W
190/55-17 - 75 - W
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MICHELIN Road 5 : Maximum confidence, in wet and dry conditions, mile MICHELIN® Road 5: #1 for Wet Grip* MICHELIN® Road 5 Tires: Experience exceptional wet braking even after

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Michelin Road 5 Motorcycle Tire

With all this technology coming out for bikes these days you’d think someone would come out with a performance tire made for wet conditions. Well, let me introduce the Michelin Road 5 Motorcycle Tire. Specifically made to handle wet conditions for its entire life. Actually the tire performs better as it get more miles on it. Ok, so the tread design is awesome, but what about the casing of the tire, what gives it that tire shape? Michelin has developed what they call Adaptive Casing Technology or ACT +. The casing on this responses the riders demands better than any other tire on the market. Check out all the features Michelin Road 5 Motorcycle Tire has to offer listed below.

   Features
  • Tubeless (TL)
  • For adventure touring bikes ridden exclusively on the road
  • Stop shorter in the wet vs. the leading competitive sport touring tires and the Pilot® Road 3
  • 2 Compound Technology with all-new silica-charged rubber compounds for excellent grip from 23°F to 113°F
  • V-rated for speeds up to 149 mph
  • Blackwall
  • Up to 20% longer tread life than Pilot® Road 3 tires (for a single set)
  • XST+ siping and enhanced tread patterns for optimum grip at all lean angles

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Specifications and Options

Brand Michelin
Front / Rear Front, Rear
Tire Size 110/70-17, 110/80-19, 120/60-17, 120/70-17, 120/70-19, 140/70-17, 150/60-17, 150/70-17, 160/60-17, 170/60-17, 180/55-17, 190/50-17, 190/55-17
Bias / Radial Radial
Rim Size 19, 17
Tube / Tubeless Tubeless
Load Index 54, 55, 58, 59, 66, 69, 73, 75
Speed Rating V, W

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I originally looked for the Road 4, but they didn't have my size so I went with the 5, the newer version.
Kevin K on Jun 30, 2020
This will be my second Road 5. Was considering Road 4 just to see what the difference might be, since it's a little cheaper. Road 5 was as great tire on my 15 FJR, and got about 7,000 miles out of it. Anyone care to comment on difference between the Road 4 and Road 5?
Daniel D on Jun 18, 2020
I originally looked for the Road 4, but they didn't have my size so I went with the 5, the newer version.
Kevin K on Jun 30, 2020
Reputation of the previous generations of Pilot tires, and my satisfaction with Michelin tires on my sports car.
hans h on Jun 23, 2020
This will be my second Road 5. Was considering Road 4 just to see what the difference might be, since it's a little cheaper. Road 5 was as great tire on my 15 FJR, and got about 7,000 miles out of it. Anyone care to comment on difference between the Road 4 and Road 5?
Daniel D on Jun 18, 2020
have used these tires several times in the past and like the road-holding ability and even wear pattern in a spirited sport-touring usage on my VFR's
Dennis J on Jun 17, 2020
Im planning a 7000 mile tour on my 05 gsxr 1000 here in the USA! Ive heard good things about the road 5 tires and bike bandit had the best prices. The road 5 rear tires are VERY grippy but they last along time as well so i figured id buy one for the front to start the trip. CHEERS!
John b on Jun 2, 2020
Top of the line. Lasted miles beyond expectations on my BMW R1200ST. Great for two up, great for corners. Well impressed.
Franklin S on May 23, 2020
Michellin Road series has served me well. They give a good secure ride in all road conditions I have ridden in from dry, hot to pouring rain.
Parrish J on May 19, 2020
Tried it as a front tire and love it!
Hillyer W on May 10, 2020
You website would not let me order the same tires I get quit offen . The pick for the rear tire took 5 try’s ,
Garry B on May 4, 2020
Just trying new tires.
Emmanuel N on Apr 15, 2020
Currently running pilot road 4 gt and i loved them, price difference wasn't much so I figured I would try out the latest version. Will update once tires are broken in.
mychal p on Mar 13, 2020
Repeat Michelin customer last 100k.
eddie m on Feb 12, 2020
Seems like a high quality tire. I get good mileage 8-10K. They always balance easily
william l on Jan 28, 2020
Past experience
L O on Jan 12, 2020
I have had Michelin tires on my motorcycles as soon as the factory tires wear out. I wanted to try a road 4 gt on the back of this particular bike 20011 Nt700V but the size is not available. but they have simalar load and speed ratings. The Pilot road 5 That is on my nc 700x give superior traction and handling. i recomend any michelin tire.
Paul a on Jan 12, 2020
Good reviews
Rob F on Dec 29, 2019
I've been riding bikes my whole life, I'm 60, 500K miles on bikes.<br />As far as I'm concerned the center of a tire can not be hard enough, "long wearing" and the sides can't be soft enough,sticky sticky grippy. My last set of pilot roads 4s were great in this way. I just put one of these 5s on the rear of my zx12. Hard cornering I felt glued to the road. That's what Im looking for.
mark p on Dec 9, 2019
Hoping for better longevity than Pilot Road 4
Bart E on Nov 27, 2019
I use Michelin on other bikes.
Pathfinder on Nov 9, 2019
I want to try it because what I read it will last a little longer.<br /><br />Joe
Joe R on Oct 1, 2019
It rides good in Alaska, 6000 miles up the road. How about a tire that would get me through that wet area going to Hawaii.😂
Garry B on Sep 30, 2019
had 2 sets of road 5 and i loved them. never lost a grip in rain or shine. they are on the more expensive side of tires but its totally worth it.
Felipe P on Sep 9, 2019
Riding at the Tail of the Dragon, I wore out my rear tire....got a new Road5 mounted on the rear at Wheeler's shop to save my weekend and keep me riding. The Road 5 has incredible traction and hopefully has good mileage was well. Now the front is worn out and I am buying a Road5 for the front.
David W on Sep 9, 2019
Road 5s have great reviews, especially concerning grip in wet weather. Prepping for the rainy season here so it's time for some new rubber.
Ron T on Aug 27, 2019
New and improved tire beyond the Michelin Pilot 4, which I found to be excellant.
John K on Aug 26, 2019
I like the reviews
Michael G on Aug 25, 2019
BMW forum suggested it.
Mike D on Aug 25, 2019
I have had good results with the Michelin road 4 tires . I got over 12,000 miles out of them.
Kevin S on Aug 24, 2019
Had Pilot Road 2s as my last set. Best tires I've ever had on my bike and everyone has said these are even better!
John W on Aug 16, 2019
I have been using Michelin Pilot 3 & 4 tires on my BMW R1200GS for over 30K miles and have been very satisfied with them, The Michelin Road 5 is the replacement and hopefully will continue to please me.
Palmer L on Aug 13, 2019
this is my 2nd pair and i had a good exprience with them!
Mike R on Aug 6, 2019
Fits my Norge. By the way, Moto Guzzi is still in business, should be listed in the pull downs for "Shop by bike".
William C on Aug 4, 2019
Friend suggestion
Ivan I on Aug 4, 2019
Good tire, durable
Larry W on Jul 20, 2019
Best Motorcycle tire for wet roads
ALDO T on Jul 19, 2019
michelin is a trusted brand
SERGIO M on Jul 6, 2019
Purchased in the past and really like them.
Bill M on Jul 5, 2019
Bought Pilot Road 4 last time. Got over 10.000 mi. On em and almost down to the wear bars. These are on an 06 Buell Ulysses, mostly commuting with some scratching thrown in. The 4s stick like glue wet or dry but turn in was not the same as the Conti sport trac that were on the bike when i got it. Looking forword to the 5s.
Bill D on Jul 4, 2019
Tires I wanted to try.
V M on Jun 23, 2019
I've always used Michelin on my bikes. The reviews were positive.
rick t on Jun 10, 2019
Wet weather handling characteristics
Roy T on Jun 3, 2019
Perfect for street and sport touring.
Jon P on May 27, 2019
Always been satisfied with Michelin tires, OEM on current MC so will stay with them.
Thomas B on May 23, 2019
Friends who have these tires are very happy with them so I decided to try them out.
A R on May 22, 2019
Loved the 4s. See if these are better
N I on May 21, 2019
Long life and good performance
Keino W on Apr 27, 2019
I ran the Pilot Road 4's on my '07 and '12 Triumph Tiger 1050s for years - going to give the PR5s a try.
Robert R on Apr 23, 2019
Need tires for a 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R. My wife researched several tires on the internet and these tires are the ones she recommended.
Tony W on Apr 22, 2019
Highly recommended and reviewed
Christopher C on Apr 22, 2019
The size was not available in other Michelin ST tires. And I have used Michelin for about 50k miles on my R1100RT. Hoping this newer one will be even better. This bike does wear the front tire on the left side long before fhe right side - at least 20% difference.
Charles S on Apr 10, 2019
Reputation of the previous generations of Pilot tires, and my satisfaction with Michelin tires on my sports car.
hans h on Jun 23, 2020
have used these tires several times in the past and like the road-holding ability and even wear pattern in a spirited sport-touring usage on my VFR's
Dennis J on Jun 17, 2020
Does Michelin make this pilot road 5 in a GT version for heavier touring bikes like they do with the road 4?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Good question, and one I asked when I recently bought a set of Road 5s for my 2003 BMW K1200RS as suggested by the Michelin web-site. According to Michelin there will be a Road 5 GT released sometime this year, but to the best of my knowledge a definite release date has not been announced; check the Michelin website for any updates. The other unanswered question regarding the choice between the Road 5 and Road 5 GT is where Michelin is setting the weight point for determining which tire to fit to your machine. I never could get an answer to this one from Michelin.

FYI- the Max GVW for my bike is 1100lbs (440f/730r); I have ~2k miles on the Road 5s so far, mostly hi-speed highway miles one-up with luggage/camping gear, and I have not experienced anything at all to indicate that I need a heavier tire. Turn in is predictable and consistent and the sidewalls only talk to me at appropriate moments. If I have any complaint with the Road 5s it's that they seem to me to be a bit slow coming up to temperature, but, in all fairness, once the tires are at temp they are very ride-able and transition from the center to the edge very smoothly.

As always, tire choice is probably the most subjective part of judging a motorcycles performance... no two riders will get identical results.

If you have any doubt at all, wait for the GTs. , A slightly heavier carcass and sidewall won't significantly diminish the ride quality of your machine and you can be confident that if you have erred it's on the side of caution, and that's never a mistake.
I have a st1300 honda and am looking for a Michelin road 5. Is there a 170 60 r17 for the rear of my bike?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! Yes, tire size 170/60-17 is available in a Michelin Road 5 Motorcycle Tire. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll-free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
The pilot road 4 had a stiffer sidewall option available for heavier sport tourers like the FJR. Does the Road 5 come in two versions also?
A shopper on Jan 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, this tire is only available with one sidewall options. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Would you recommend
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Michelin Road 5 Motorcycle Tires
Just bought a set of these in early June 2020 in preparation for a trip to Northern GA.and North Carolina on my Honda NC700X.
The tires preformed beautifully in all conditions including rain.
This area has many incredibly technical twisties and turns.
I have previously used Road Pilot 3&4's which also were very good that produced great handling and mileage. I would recommend these tires highly.
Bobby M.,Alabama
June 29, 2020
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Yamaha FJR1300 2015
Great tires on my 2015 fjr1300 in the rain and just normal driving I have a lot more confidence in my bike.

Would order this tire again.
June 23, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Road 5
R1200RT Light to mid load these tires kick but.
June 1, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Best sport touring tires
Best tires for sport touring. Get twice the miles of a standard sport tire, for just a little more money.
May 5, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
A Great High Mileage Sport Touring Tire
This is my fourth Pilot Road 5 Rear tire. I think the first one gave me about 8000 miles on the rear of my Yamaha FZ1 - over twice what I used to get out of my stickier tires. Number 2 was replaced due to road hazard damage. However, unless you are riding on the edge with a knee on the ground, these tires handle great. Good wet road traction, good turn in, and great cornering traction, particularly for a long-wearing tire! I'm currently over 7000 miles on tire #3... I haven't spooned this one on yet. The next set will also be PR5s!
April 29, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Hands down best shoes I've ever had on my bike. Traction in the rain is unparalleled and the transition between lean angles is seamless.
March 27, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Very nice guys to work with , very knowledgeable of the different tires! Recieved then earlier than expected. Cheaper than Cycle Gear.will use again!
BMW 1200 GT
BMW 1200 GT
February 25, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
I am very please and satisfied with this company
Everything from the curtesy and professionalism of the operator to the handling and shipping of my tires was very amazing and I would definitely order from bike bandits again and refer them to others
November 7, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Great tires
Little bit of road noise but it's glued to the road on my 2015 Yamaha R6. They do require warming up before going hard but that's from the hard compound in the center for longer life of the tire. That's all I'm putting on my bikes from now on.
October 29, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
BMW K1200S preforms better on Michelin Road 5 tires
Right after the break in, over to Moonshiner’s 28, Hwy 129 & the Cherohala Skyway. My K1200S responded even better on these new shoes. Recommended for Sport/Touring riders that like the twisties.
October 29, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
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