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Michelin: Pilot Road 4 (PR4)

This is a discussion on Michelin: Pilot Road 4 (PR4) within the 3rd Gen Z1000/Z1000SX/Ninja 1000 forums, part of the Kawasaki Z1000, Ninja 1000, Z750 & Z-750S category; Originally Posted by rcannon409 2011, yes...I felt that too with the pr3. So, what did you replace your pr3 with? Dunlop sportmax q2, seemed ok ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon409 View Post
    2011, yes...I felt that too with the pr3.
    So, what did you replace your pr3 with?
    Dunlop sportmax q2, seemed ok but i don't stress it that much. The jury is still out as i need spring to come for more miles and my new ivans reflash to be tested further...
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    Just installed a PR4 front tire the other day. Hadn't had a chance to test it yet though.
    But one thing bothered me: The tire is way out of balance. Tried turning the tire on the rim, but that didn't change a thing. Never had that problem with my previous PR3's

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    I don't know which to choose between the PR3's and the PR4's.... I like riding on curvy roads on my days off, but I also go to work with my N1K on summer days, and it takes me 50 kilometers of straight freeway to get there ( that makes 100 kilometers of freeway per shift)..... Up to now I was riding on the OEM Battlax 016 tires, 190/50 R17.

    Can someone help me ?
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    You'll love either..the stock tires are horrible. With that much commuting, I think' I'd try the 4's. The harder rubber in the center should last longer. You knwo they wont send out a crap tire, no matter what. They say 20% more range, so what the hell....You still get the softer side for cornering.

    Based only on this video. I like my 3's just fine.

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    Thanks cannon. I know the PR4's would be the right choice based on my commuting... What scares me is that the PR4's rear tire has a medium-hard-medium compound , instead of soft-medium-soft for the PR3's rear tire....I know I'm not on a track with a ZX-10 R, but i still like bending over "a little" in my curves.... Will the PR4's provide me enough grip ?
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    That harder center is what makes me think they would be perfect. I can spin my pr3, but thats only after Ivans ecu work, and it takes some decent effort. Its a non-issue. At 2500 miles, thats the only wear I can see on my pr3's. For me, I think I'd be willing to give em a shot even if it meant being slightly careful of spinning. The sides still sound soft enough for decen tgrip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon409 View Post
    That harder center is what makes me think they would be perfect. I can spin my pr3, but thats only after Ivans ecu work, and it takes some decent effort. Its a non-issue. At 2500 miles, thats the only wear I can see on my pr3's. For me, I think I'd be willing to give em a shot even if it meant being slightly careful of spinning. The sides still sound soft enough for decen tgrip.
    Hmm, I've slipped my PR3's 3-5 times a day on the Europe trip, ok it was a bit hotter then the ideal temp & some roads where a little dusty, but still I have a 39T at the rear so less acceleration power, and only Ivans FCE installed (& slipons)
    That happened a few times a week too in the backyard Luxembourgh, where there is plenty of grip & the roads are in mint condition.

    You still have descent feel with a PR3 when it looses grip ... but not as much as with a PP3.

    @sunbas ... If I where you I'd start with a PR3 or Z8, they both should be cheaper then the PR4.
    If the PR3 had plenty of grip enough for your driving style you can go for a PR4.

    The PR3 provides plenty of grip if you're not pushing it too hard. Wouldn't recommend it at all for a trackday.

    I have no idea if it's with the PR3s the same, but in Germany I was able to buy a Z8 M only compound (more grip, more wear), lies between the Z8 & sport tire.
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    Thx for your answers guys. I didnt made up my mind yet (lol), I will think about it !
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    I've made up my mind ! I orderred Pilot POWER 3's....... lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunbass View Post
    I've made up my mind ! I orderred Pilot POWER 3's....... lol
    You won't regret it, you'll love the grip & feel.
    While I wouldn't call it a long distance tire, I know people where they last 7000 - 9000 km (not with me tho).
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    Carbon wrap, Scottoiler E-sys., Rizoma turn signals, 190/55 PP3 tire ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunbass View Post
    I've made up my mind ! I orderred Pilot POWER 3's....... lol
    You won't regret it, you'll love the grip & feel.
    While I wouldn't call it a long distance tire, I know people where they last 7000 - 9000 km (not with me tho ).
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    Carbon wrap, Scottoiler E-sys., Rizoma turn signals, 190/55 PP3 tire ...

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    The PR4s are about 5-7$ more than the PR3s where i live
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    Well I did almost 12 000 km with my Bridgstone BT-016.... But they are finished lol... I'm eager to test the PP3's longevity !
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunbass View Post
    I've made up my mind ! I orderred Pilot POWER 3's....... lol
    If only they had a 3.5. Honest, I think the pr3 is going to last long enough, for me. Never had an issue with the 2's either.
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