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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-22-2018, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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Michelin Road Pilot 5's will transform your bike

Just like the older Road 3's I've ran, these tires are nothing short of impressive as I've come to expect from Michelin. Here's some video of my first ride and impressions on them, along with some later talk about the Ninja 650 build and progress.


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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-22-2018, 08:42 PM
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-24-2018, 07:02 AM
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Do they sell any new tires you don't have to break in? I would think so for race tracks unless they break em in before race day.. Brand new to riding, only been on a bike A few times now, sorry if the Q is kind if a Lame one!

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All tires need to be "scrubbed in", in some form or another, even the set that came stock on the bike. Race tires are a different animal, but still need to be prepped before hitting the track.

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[QUOTE=Tremonte;25753]Just like the older Road 3's I've ran, these tires are nothing short of impressive as I've come to expect from Michelin. Here's some video of my first ride and impressions on them, along with some later talk about the Ninja 650 build and progress.

How are the Michelin Road 5's holding up? Are you still as impressed as you put miles on them? I'm having them installed next week, I debated between the 4's and 5's. I'm a huge fan of your Youtube channel, keep it up!
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They are awesome! Great traction wet or dry.

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-01-2018, 09:39 AM
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I just had mine installed last week..together with Yoshimura exhaust... the tires are really good
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-01-2018, 11:46 AM
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Put a set of these on my bike last week as well. Fantastic tires
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-03-2018, 03:08 PM
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What is the predicted milage for the 5s? I like soft sticky tires as well....but my wallet needs them to get at least 5K miles and in the past I've found that some high level performance tires start to fade away pretty quickly after 3-3500 miles. I've been using Metzler Z8s for more sports-touring milage on my Hawk-GT and still on the factory tires with the Ninja.
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I figure to get 6-8k miles going by what my previous Michelins lasted.

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