I've run the Michelin front on my air cooled 1200 GS was a disaster zone, carcass too weak and the bike was nasty to ride. Kept feeling like the front was washing out, then ok then washing out all in the same bend. Better at speed, worse round town. Run at 2.7 bar it becomes normal but harsh over bad roads. The other strange thing was it was always lifting the real wheel under braking (a lot)
I ride very hard and weigh 240 pounds
I'd been running road smarts since they came out using a set of 1s (odd front, but much better than Bridgestone B23 that was dangerous and came off the bike in less than 200 miles - with similar handling issues to the PR4), a set of 2s and had got the new RS3 rear but they didn't have the front in stock (hence the Michelin). Swapped out for a Road Smart 3 and it transformed it back to normal. Much better ride comfort (able to run 2.1 to 2.3 bar on the front now), handling better, consistent feedback. They last forever, handle very well and have no issues with grip at all. And now I can brake and the rear stays on the ground. It doesn't make sense... but on the Michelin the rear was always 1 foot in the air waving about like a good un.
Just got a K1300GT and its running a brand new Mich PR4 and seems to suite the bike very well. I didn't know when I tested it but the tyre was brand new and still hairy but felt OK.
I'll see how I get on but I'd say Dunlop know how to make better bike tyres...
Last edited by botus; Nov 5th, 2017 at 9:35 am.