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Michelin Road 5 Motorcycle Tire

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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
  • 2CT and 2CT+ tread compounds
  • Superior wet weather grip 
  • Improved stability & dry grip
  • MICHELIN ACT+ provides the right amount of rigidity in all phases of riding
  • Michelin's patented XST Evo siping, which widen as the tire becomes worn to allow increased water displacement









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4.9 / 5.0
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Would you recommend
Yes
Excellent tire
Only on it for 100 miles so far but feels like glue on the road, smooth ride.
November 30, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Great set of tires
Installed the set of tires on my R1200RT. I have only put 100 miles on them. The bike handles great, will report again when I get more miles on them.
November 5, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Nice sticky tire. I installed it on a 2008 BMW R1200RT. Way better than the last version, the Road 4.
October 26, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Upgraded tires
Great tires, I replaced a set of Bridgestone Battlax tires with the Michelin Pilot 5. They appear to be a good wet weather tire, as well as dry.
October 17, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Great tires.
October 15, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Wonderful tire
October 12, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
I love these tires. I have had sets of Michelin Pilot Road 3s, 4s and 4GTs on my Yamaha FJR1300. So when I traded the FJR in for a new K1600GTL and saw that it had Bridgestone BattleAxs on it i knew I would be looking to replace them with Road 5s. After riding on the BattleAxs for 300 miles I didn't like the ride and didn't have the same confidence in them to hold the road in curves as I do in the Michelin Road series of tires so I made the change at 320 miles and I could not be happier.
October 7, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Impressed!
Good feed back, I could tell a big difference in handling and feel right a way. Love taking the curves at speed with these tires. I have not been caught out in the rain or ridden on wet pavement yet, but I have full confidence in these tires on dry payment. And most likely be just as impressed with them in the rain.
Michelin tires have been my favorite since 2009. I love these Michelin Road 5's.
Michelin tires have been my favorite since 2009. I love these Michelin Road 5's.
September 30, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
good upgrade from 4's
Went from road 4's to 5's pretty solid upgrade
September 15, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
THERES NO TIRE LIKE ROAD 5
THE BEST MOTORCYCLE TIRE IN HISTORY
August 6, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago

Specifications and Options

Brand Michelin
Front / Rear Front, Rear
Tire Size 120/60-17, 120/70-17, 150/70-17, 160/60-17, 180/55-17, 190/50-17, 190/55-17
Bias / Radial Radial
Rim Size 17
Tube / Tubeless Tubeless
Load Index 55, 58, 69, 73, 75
Speed Rating W
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Why did you choose this?
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the best tires for 600 and more motorcycles
Anderson J on Nov 28, 2018
Reviews of users on YouTube and other sites
David L on Nov 17, 2018
the best tires for 600 and more motorcycles
Anderson J on Nov 28, 2018
Always going with the latest version of Michelin Tires and the Road 5 is that....
Peter D on Nov 24, 2018
Reviews of users on YouTube and other sites
David L on Nov 17, 2018
Because its one of the best tires out there
Paul T on Nov 15, 2018
all my friends says its a good tire for rain
James M on Nov 7, 2018
I ran the Road 4 for 15k and they were great! It was Easy to chose these!
steven k on Oct 29, 2018
Good reviews
Kevin R on Oct 21, 2018
The best
John I on Oct 4, 2018
I have the road 4 and it works fine and now with the road 5 I'm expecting better results
Eduardo E on Sep 28, 2018
I trust Michelin tires.
Silas B on Sep 26, 2018
Road 4’s were awesome. I look forward to new technology
Jim A on Sep 6, 2018
pilot road 4s were out of stock
martin w on Aug 28, 2018
I had PR4's and saw great reviews for these.
imghandi on Aug 16, 2018
i currently run road 4 gt on my 2013 r1200rt they have worked great riding two up and as a daily commuter the road 5 looks even better.
Kelly W on Aug 7, 2018
Have Road 4"s on other bike and they are amazing, all weather and all paved road surfaces, wet, dry, cold or hot they ate up everything. Great grip in wet through heavy construction areas with changing surface dust and isolated gravel deposits!!!
Danny S on Jul 10, 2018
Best price as always
Kira R on Jul 9, 2018
Good reviews and Mich. reputation.
James R on Jul 3, 2018
Already know the Pilot Road 4S were pretty nice so I can't be too scared of these looking forward to trying them
Kevin R on Jul 3, 2018
I've never used Michelin before. Seeing if there is a difference between Dunlop RS 3.
Kawirider on Jun 24, 2018
Nice up grade
Bruce G on Jun 6, 2018
rode a friends bike that just had these put on and they were awesome. i have not ridden with them on my bike (07 FZ6) yet.
M U on Jun 2, 2018
Watched the RevZilla review on this specific tire. I liked how they are supposed to handle in the rain so I decided since the weather up here in VT is so unpredictable I might as well get tires that can handle wet roads well.
Tyler L on Jun 1, 2018
Hard to beat Michelin awesome price awesome product new & improved design from road 4 success
S K on May 22, 2018
On line review from fortnine
Joe H on May 2, 2018
Recommended by dealer.
R T on Apr 26, 2018
old rear tire worn out.
Gerb on Mar 26, 2018
Performance and longevity...great tires!
Leon H on Mar 10, 2018
Reading different reviews...most say these are the best sport touring tires on the market.
Johnny L on Mar 10, 2018
I've been very happy with Michelin Pilot Road 2's in the past. The Road 4's have a very good reputation. The initial reviews on the Road 5's seem pretty good. I want a tire designed for wet/dry traction. Michelin's also wear well, last a long time and provide plenty of grip.
Ronald V on Feb 22, 2018
Because Michelin is the best
Alex R on Feb 11, 2018
The Road 5 has a new tread pattern that looks like it will maybe eliminate the scalloping issues of the Road 4 when used in the rear on a high performance sport bike. These Road series tires stick as well as most sport tires with about twice the wear difference. I use a Road series rear and any sport front like a Q3 or S21. The Road series is fine on the front too, and would be a better choice if riding in rain.
Steve E on Jan 29, 2018
I currently have pilot 3 on my busa and have been absolutely pleased with their performance. Looking forward to trying these new tires out.
S P on Jan 21, 2018
New wet weather compound on top of the reliability of the Road 4, what could be better, and they are on sale.
SteveR on Jan 21, 2018
Pilot road series is the best series tire hands down no matter how you ride or where you ride. unbeatable!
Eric P on Jan 5, 2018
Always going with the latest version of Michelin Tires and the Road 5 is that....
Peter D on Nov 24, 2018
Because its one of the best tires out there
Paul T on Nov 15, 2018
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.
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
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