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I recently enjoyed an 800 mile mountain-twisty, break-in ride with the PR4's. A variety of conditions encountered from misting rain, standing water,
38 degree early morning temps, shiny/polished old pavement, grooved pavement and elevated pace weren't a concern. If they hold up in the heat of a
Southeastern USA summer, then I will declare them to be the best tire of all time. :) I replaced the OEM Dunlop's after only 3 miles on the odometer,
not so much because of what I read here, but because I have a road trip to New Hampshire in June and I didn't want to blow a day for a tire change
in the middle of the trip. If the PR4's don't get greasy in the heat of Summer, I'll be a happy man. Cold Pressures: 33F / 36R
 

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I recently enjoyed an 800 mile mountain-twisty, break-in ride with the PR4's. A variety of conditions encountered from misting rain, standing water,
38 degree early morning temps, shiny/polished old pavement, grooved pavement and elevated pace weren't a concern. If they hold up in the heat of a
Southeastern USA summer, then I will declare them to be the best tire of all time. :) I replaced the OEM Dunlop's after only 3 miles on the odometer,
not so much because of what I read here, but because I have a road trip to New Hampshire in June and I didn't want to blow a day for a tire change
in the middle of the trip. If the PR4's don't get greasy in the heat of Summer, I'll be a happy man. Cold Pressures: 33F / 36R
Well I've ridden every one of our Santa Ana days in 95 average 102 today temps and they work great.

I took this picture after 2500 miles on the tires(mostly commuting) This is almost exactly the amount of miles I had when I replaced my Dunlops. I have ridden in 55 degrees and 102 degrees(according to the bike) on twisties, in the rain(which is particularly dangerous since it rains so little here the roads also had a lot of oil on them) on dirty roads from mountain rains, on many a white line during rather sporting turns and lastly with many a hard stop. They are very good tires and by a rough estimate the rears should last to at least 8k miles before they hit the wear mark. My favorite part is that they again make me the lowest common denominator...meaning i don't think i could actually push them to their limit. Definitely the way to go for this bike IMO.

Tire Automotive tire Auto part Automotive wheel system Synthetic rubber


Edit: Sorry you have to turn your head...the left side is the direction of travel.
 
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So glad to hear this. If I'm lucky, I won't have to buy another set for months. A well-spent $330.
What pressures?
35 front and rear. Stock tires I had at 30...these heat up so fast and perform cold great too so I left the psi a bit higher to keep the tread longer.


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Just cracked 1000 miles on my stocker battlax and its not gonna last much longer. Flat middle. Gonna get some pilots next. Can i run mismatched rear/front keeping stock front?? Mostly tour this bike with the occasional twisty roads.

Thx all
 

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Hi Zak
My Battleax rear was toast at 3500 miles and I put on a $184 Pilot 4 on rear from Bike Bandit, 2 weeks on it now and it's great when the front goes ( mechanic said it would last another 8000 miles

I was worried about mismatch too. Mechanic said as long as its not a new tire and a very old one or something crazy like a completely different type ( knobbies etc) it would be fine.

I feel confident with the PR 4's.
 

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I think it was the GT. Also had some Pirelli Rosso II and they were also extremely slippery on painted lines. I remember once I was turning on a street corner at maybe 30km/h and when I rode over painted lines both the front and rear slipped! I managed to regain traction, but no more Pirelli for me. All michelins Ive had have been amazing in all conditions including snow!
 

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I think it was the GT. Also had some Pirelli Rosso II and they were also extremely slippery on painted lines. I remember once I was turning on a street corner at maybe 30km/h and when I rode over painted lines both the front and rear slipped! I managed to regain traction, but no more Pirelli for me. All michelins Ive had have been amazing in all conditions including snow!
And wet painted lines :)
 
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