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ROAD 5

MICHELIN

RANKING: #7 Sport Touring Tire

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Tire Description

MICHELIN Road 5 tires offer superior wet weather grip versus leading competitors due to patented MICHELIN XST Evo siping and our latest 2CT and 2CT+ tread compounds. 


Even after 3,500 miles, MICHELIN Road 5 tires stop as short as new MICHELIN Pilot Road 4 tires thanks to evolutionary MICHELIN XST Evo sipes. 


Enjoy better dry grip, improved stability and handling versus MICHELIN Pilot Road 4 tires thanks to Michelin’s patented ACT+ casing technology for even more riding pleasure. 

PROS:

  • Wet handling

  • Heats up fast

CONS:

  • Tire life not as good as competitors

Overall Review

The Michelin Road 5 is generally a highly rated tire. Wet handling is particularly praised. Some feel the tire life is not as good as competitors.

Reviews by Source

214 reviews, 4.7 of 5 stars. On a 2019 Yamaha Tracer 900GT, have cupping, seems to hook up better in wet than dry. On a Kawasaki C14, got 6,400 miles when looking for 10kplus. On a 2011 Ducati Multistrada 1200S, got 4,100 miles, got same performance from Dunlop Roadsmart 3 with better mileage for less money. On a 2014 CBR 1000RR, got over 10k miles, used mainly for commuting.

63 reviews, 4.9 of 5 stars. One rider gets 10-12k per set. On a Yamaha FJR1300, handle well in the rain and provide a lot of confidence. On a Yamaha FZ1, got 8k miles, good wet traction, turn in, cornering traction. On a Yamaha R6, there is a bit of road noise, but tire is glued to the pavement, need warming up before hard riding. On a BMW F800GT, tire sticks like glue. One a 2001 BMW K1200RS, road in all conditions and the tires worked well,

50 reviews, 4.9 of 5 stars. On a BMW, get 5-6k miles per set, favorite tire due to traction. On a CBR1100xx, tire is great at all times, bit pricey but worth it. On another bike, prefer over Continental Battlax and Michelin Road 4. Another reports that the tire life on the Michelin Road 5 is lower than the Michelin Road 4. Another says the tires heat up fast.

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ROAD 5

MICHELIN

RANKING: #7 Sport Touring Tire