Finally picked up my bike this week as it’s been stuck with the dealer for a few weeks whilst they completed first year service and fixed an ongoing coolant leak, apparently took some time as they were waiting on parts.
Fortunately they gave me a loan bike which was their demo MT07 - I’ll try write up a comparison review over the weekend.
I decided whilst they had the bike may as well switch out the Maxxis as they had squared off after 5000 miles and were beginning to affect the handling. I ride year round I needed a decent Sport Touring tyre, my last bike Street Triple had Metzler Roadtec 01 which were fantastic and also lasted about 5k. Having used Pilot Roads in the past I decided to go back to Michelin with their new Road 5 and give it a try.
First impressions, 30 mile trip back from the dealer took it easy at first to scrub them in, but got caught in a pocket of heavy downpour about halfway back. As expected they didn’t skip a beat, perfectly comfortable in the wet and overall feels like a new bike again.
So far fantastic, have had a mix of wet and dry this week and it’s been great. It’s been a bit cooler, but nowhere near as cold as it will be in a few months, so will be interested to see how they perform when it starts getting down to lower single digits (C) but I expect they will be just as good as the old PR
’s. They also look pretty good on the bike.
Fingers crossed I don’t find another nail like the last time I had a new set fitted
Anyone else running these? What’s your thoughts?