Michelin Pilot Road 4

    Ranking: #2 Sport Touring Tire

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    Tire/Tyre Description

    Yet another sport touring radial tire breakthrough from Michelin: With MICHELIN Pilot Road 4 tires on your motorcycle, you’ll ride with more confidence – rain or shine, hot or cold, city or highway.

    Available in 3 versions: Standard, GT & Trail.

    MICHELIN XST X-Sipe Technology incorporates patented sipes and integrated water reservoir technology, giving increased water drainage capacity. MICHELIN 2CT dual-compound technology successfully accomplishes two conflicting ideals: wear resistance in the centre of the tread, and grip on the shoulders.




    • Handling in all conditions, particularly wet
    • Smooth ride


    • Front may cup
    • Price in the higher end of the range

    Overall Tire/Tyre Review

    The Michelin Pilot Road 4 is reported to handle better and last longer than the Michelin Pilot Road 3. Performance handling tar snakes is improved over the PR3. Traction in all conditions is praised. Main complaints are front tire cupping and tire price.

    Reviews by Source


    4.8 of 5, 48 reviews. On a BMW K1300S – inspire confidence and provide stability, great for commuting and back road twisties. On a Street Tripel – stick to varied road conditions, super high heat stick, don’t do well with tar road snakes, expect to get 11,000 miles. On a F800GT – replaced a set of Continental Road Attack 2’s, Pilot Road 4’s have better grip. On a GSXR 750 K6 – better rain handling than BT-003, takes a little longer to get heat in tire. On a BMW R1150RS – has a high shoulder, improved turn-in, great grip wet or dry. On a Honda VFR800 Interceptor – use for daily commuting and weekend twisties, turn-in crisp, don’t wander, grip solid, handle tar snakes better than PR3. On a ZX 14R – impressed with traction, almost no wheel spin, cornering is awesome, no chicken strips. On a Suzuki 1250 Bandit – after 3,000 miles the front is cupping badly, plan to go back to BT-023. On a 650 V-strom – very quiet, corners well, worked well in rain, loss of traction in gravel is noticeable. On a 955 Tiger – used trail version, expect to get 20% improved mileage over PR3, somewhat pricey.


    Tested on a Kawasaki Ninja 1000. Fairly neutral handling. With hard riding noticed some tread squirm. Felt warm up was good. Tire flex was helpful on bumpy roads.


    Rear. 8 reviews. 4.96 of 5 stars. On a SV650 – solid in all types of weather, handles traffic paint lines well. Another reviewer says the tires handle well in cold, traction is amazing. On a FJR 1300 – improvement over BT-023, smooth ride, perfect in all weather conditions. Another did a 4700 mile trip, tires performed extremely well in all conditions, wearing consistently. On a BMW R1150GS – worked well on aggressive canyon carving ride.


    Tested on a KTM 660 SMC. Couldn’t get the rear to spin, even when new in the rain. Front tire grip was predictable and progressive. Like the tires profile, rounded but still flickable.

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