The Michelin Pilot Road 4 sport touring ratio tires are designed for a hundred percent road use giving you superior wet-weather performance, an excellent reliable grip even in the most challenging conditions, an exceptional tire life, so as riding conditions change your confidence will remain the same. Michelin engineers developed three separate versions of the Pilot Road to meet the specific needs of your sport touring bike and your riding style for all-around sport touring use on bikes such as the Honda VFR 1200 and the Suzuki GSX 1250 bandit. The Michelin Pilot Road 4 is the new industry standard for GT class bikes like the BMW K 1600 GT or the Yamaha FJR1300 especially if you often ride two up or with luggage.
Michelin Pilot Road for GT provides maximum stability while still delivering a very comfortable ride. Michelin Pilot Road for trail is the sport touring tire for trail bikes such as the BMW R 1200 GS and the Suzuki V Strom. These are made exclusively on the road. As a sport touring motorcyclist we know you ride often in all sorts of weather conditions. That’s why you need a tire with technological advancements that optimize safety, riding pleasure and longevity all at the same time with no trade-offs. This has been and always will be Michellin commitment in developing every tire. We call this Michelin total performance.
The Michelin Pilot Road 4 is the wet weather champion because of many technological advancements including its new rubber compounds. In this tire MIchellin enhanced sipe technology and optimized tread patterns. The patented sipes and integrated reservoirs of Michelin’s XS T X sipe technology were first introduced on the Michelin Pilot Road 3 tire and they deliver exceptional grip on wet roads. They went even farther and added a plus on the pilot road for front tire. These additional cross sipes improve wet weather breaking. On the site helps in preventing abnormal wear under extreme riding conditions. The tread patterns for both front and rear tires were developed to optimize wet and dry grip at all angles and promote uniform tire wear. These advanced technologies make it possible for Michelin Pilot Road 4 tire to stop faster on wet roads than the leading competitive sport touring tires. In fact third-party commission tests prove it the Michelin Pilot Road 4 stopped 17% shorter than our leading sport touring tire competitors on wet pavement and 24% shorter on a wet slippery surface. This means riding in the rain on Pilot Road 4 tires should feel safer, more secure and make the experience a lot less stressful.
The Michelin Pilot Road 4 tires also have 2 CT or dual compound technology and all new rubber compounds on both front and rear tires that help them last up to 20% longer than the Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires. The 100% silica tread compounds were developed using functional polymer SBR or styrene butadiene rubber. This allows you to maximize the balance between wet grip and longevity. You also get the tread rigidity you need under longitudinal stresses such as braking or acceleration as well as maximum feedback at high lean angles for a safer more enjoyable ride. These all-new silica charged rubber compounds and tread patterns with new groove ratios on both front and rear tires optimize grip at all lean angles. Working together they give you an outstanding grip on a wide range of road surfaces including painted lines and crosswalks if you ride a GT class sport touring bike. You’ll also appreciate the new patented 280 or dual angle technology we added into the Michelin Pilot Road rear tire. This tires revolutionary new architecture combines the elements of both bias and radial designs during manufacturing to deliver the best of both worlds the stability of a bias tire you need for heavier bikes with the pleasing ride of a radial tire without increasing the amount of tread plies. The result is 15% more cornering stiffness than the Michelin Pilot Road 3 B version, enhanced ability at high speeds and a smoother ride just what you need for a more comfortable stable GT bike riding experience.
The Michelin Pilot Road 4 tire includes all the same new technologies featured on the standard Pilot Road 4 but its compounds have been optimized for adventure touring motorcycles ridden 100% on the street. The distribution of the 2 CT dual compound technology will keep you sure-footed in all lean angles while providing exceptional wet grip and enhance longevity whether you’re riding in wet dry or slippery conditions solo or 2 up on a daily commute or vacation adventure. You will feel more confident, have more fun and be able to travel longer between tire changes with the Michelin Pilot Road for tire. Check out these great new tires at your local Michelin motorcycle tire dealer.