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Has anyone had a chance to personally tried the Michelin Pilot Road 5 GT tire on their R1200RTW,
Would like to have some First hand feedback on this series tire.
 

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Just installed a set on my 2018 RT. I have less than 500 miles on them so can’t say much yet . I’ll be putting on another 300+ miles Saturday on a RTE with some riding buddies. Hope they last longer than the PR4’s. I was disappointed as I got less than 8K on them.
 

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Hope they last longer than the PR4’s. I was disappointed as I got less than 8K on them.
I ride a K1300GT which is about 65 pounds heavier than your RT. I got 17,000 miles out of a set of PR4 GT's. The front went first and I still had about 1,000 miles left on the rear. I did get only 11,000 miles out of the previous PR4's.
 

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Some comments I've made here:
https://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1942125

I'm currently at about 15,000kms on the 5s and will probably get another 1-2000kms more. I usually get about 12-13,000kms out of the PR4GT's before the handling/cupping makes me want/need to replace them. YMMV.

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Thanks for information,
The video link is from 2017, three years old information
Really looking for just a feedback on the PR 5 GT
Just want to know personal experiences with PR5 GT
 

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Actually, it's Road 5 rather than PR5!


Just got a set on my RT, but it's too early to say much about it yet.
 

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I am on my second set of PR5s. I have a 1250RT-P which came with PR5s. I just changed them out 1,000 miles ago at the 12,000 mile service. There was still life in the tires, but it is more convenient to do all services together and I did not think the tres would make it to 18,000 miles. If I could figure out how to attach a photo, I would show you the remaining tread. Very happy with the tire on this bike.
 

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I am on my second set of PR5s. I have a 1250RT-P which came with PR5s. I just changed them out 1,000 miles ago at the 12,000 mile service. There was still life in the tires, but it is more convenient to do all services together and I did not think the tres would make it to 18,000 miles. If I could figure out how to attach a photo, I would show you the remaining tread. Very happy with the tire on this bike.
So are those tires the PR5’s right and not the GT’s ? The tread doesn’t look like the PR5GT I have on my RT. How many miles are on them ?
 

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12,011 when I took them off. They are not GTs. The picture is of the OEM Road 5s. The GTs are for “heavier touring bikes”. Think Goldwing according to the Michelin rep who recommended sticking with the non-GT PR5 that the bike was spec’d with. Yes PR5 is Michelin Pilot Road 5.

An added benefit is that they can be run flat for limited distances (a police bike requirement in many states). Not that I ever want to test the idea.
 

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12,011 when I took them off. They are not GTs. The picture is of the OEM Road 5s. The GTs are for “heavier touring bikes”. Think Goldwing according to the Michelin rep who recommended sticking with the non-GT PR5 that the bike was spec’d with. Yes PR5 is Michelin Pilot Road 5.

An added benefit is that they can be run flat for limited distances (a police bike requirement in many states). Not that I ever want to test the idea.
Wow I have never gotten 12K on a set of tires. Those look like they could have lasted another 1 or 2k. Hope I can get that many miles with the GT’s I just installed. Where did you get a 1250RTP ?
 

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Where did you get a 1250RTP ?
That is a bit of a story but, in short, the lieutenant of the Atlanta PD’s Motor Unit bought one for himself upon retirement. His plan was to use it for funeral escorts, but something in his life changed a week later so he went back to return the bike. Used police bikes (even ones with only 600 miles on the odometer) are a niche market inside a niche market inside another niche market. The dealership would only give him 60% of the original purchase price. He had expected 95%. The GM of that dealership knew that I was on the hunt for an unmolested RT-P and he called me. I offered 80%, knowing full well that I could never sell it for that price, and after a time the retired lieutenant agreed to sell it to me through the dealership. The only differences between my bike and a new Atlanta PD RT-P are that my flashers are white, the gun mount is modified for a fire extinguisher, the radar kit is deleted and the Motorola P25 radio has keen replaced with a Motorola CM300d. I did have to send my helmet to PVP Communications to have it upfitted with the communications kit for radio, PA System, and cell phone. I use the bike as my daily transportation and as a work bike in USA Cycling bicycle races where I am a Moto Referee.

As fore tire life, pay close attention to tire pressure. I run 38 front and 42 rear. Many bikes seem to be running 34/36 and the handling suffers as well as the tire life. A good friend of mine swears by 40/42 but the front does not turn in as steadily at that pressure for me.
 

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I am on my second set of PR5s. I have a 1250RT-P which came with PR5s. I just changed them out 1,000 miles ago at the 12,000 mile service. There was still life in the tires, but it is more convenient to do all services together and I did not think the tres would make it to 18,000 miles. If I could figure out how to attach a photo, I would show you the remaining tread. Very happy with the tire on this bike.
I sure would like to see a picture of the sidewall on those tires where it says "PR5". Those are PR4's as far as I know.
 

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I sure would like to see a picture of the sidewall on those tires where it says "PR5". Those are PR4's as far as I know.
You are right, Terry! This is what Road 5 looks like:





I have the regular Road 5 on my bike right now. The GT is what's specified for our RT, but I ordered the regular one by mistake, and didn't feel like returning them for the GT.
 

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My God your started a tire thread!!! This is what a Road 5 looks like... I run these at 38/40 and slightly above. If not you will get some cupping. Just put these on a few days ago.
 

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