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    Michelin tires
    on: Apr 02, 2020, 01.21 am
    Apr 02, 2020, 01.21 am
    What is the difference between the Road 5 and the Road 5 Trail?
    The specifications are the same/similar, the Road 5 Trail is recommended for larger ADV motorcycles.

    Which tire do you recommended for replacement of the rear tire? 

    Michelin Road 5 69W

    or

    Michelin Road 5 Trail 69V

    The price difference is about $40.00 USD more for the Road 5 Trail

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    Re: Michelin tires
    Reply #1 on: Apr 02, 2020, 03.20 am
    Apr 02, 2020, 03.20 am
    Looks like load is the same and the speed index (indices i guess) are different, v (148 MPH) on the trail and w (169 MPH) on the straight road 5.   Other than that, I cant tell!  The tread pattern looks identical on thier website. 

    Are you brand loyal to Michelin?   

    If not, Dunlop Roadsmart III.  If you notice, it is the tire that everyone is now testing against and saying they are better than...which the others may be.   But I love them.  3rd bike they are on for me.  Flawless.  Period. 
    Last Edit: Apr 02, 2020, 03.23 am by mzflorida

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    Re: Michelin tires
    Reply #2 on: Apr 02, 2020, 08.45 am
    Apr 02, 2020, 08.45 am
    That price difference seems a bit excessive.   :187:  :187:

    Just compared the prices of these tyres in the UK, and there is very little difference !!

    Michelin Road 5 Trail - £111.29
    Michelin Road 5        - £111.79

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    Re: Michelin tires
    Reply #3 on: Apr 02, 2020, 09.11 am
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    As far as i can make out you cannot buy a Road 5 for the front of the CT only a Road5 Trail. 19".

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    Re: Michelin tires
    Reply #4 on: Apr 02, 2020, 02.14 pm
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    Agreed, I only need to replace the back now as I picked a nail somewhere.  The front has a Trail 5

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    Re: Michelin tires
    Reply #5 on: Apr 09, 2020, 10.56 pm
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    Hi,
    If its anything like the previous Michelin 4 pilots, the difference in the trail and the road versions are -
    apart from the speed ratings   v for the trail and w for the road ( W is higher speed rated and always more expensive)
    is- the w road type has 20 % HARD compound in the centre of the rear tyre and 40/40% MEDIUM compound on each side
     the v trail type has 20% MEDIUM compound in the centre and 40/40% SOFT compound on each side.
    You can put either on the rear of a CT but you can only put the v Trail on the front.

    The RevZilla website video's are great for technical info

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    Re: Michelin tires
    Reply #6 on: Apr 10, 2020, 12.06 am
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    *Originally Posted by thetrecker [+]
    Hi,
    If its anything like the previous Michelin 4 pilots, the difference in the trail and the road versions are -
    apart from the speed ratings   v for the trail and w for the road ( W is higher speed rated and always more expensive)
    is- the w road type has 20 % HARD compound in the centre of the rear tyre and 40/40% MEDIUM compound on each side
     the v trail type has 20% MEDIUM compound in the centre and 40/40% SOFT compound on each side.
    You can put either on the rear of a CT but you can only put the v Trail on the front.

    The RevZilla website video's are great for technical info

    Tom

    That is excellent information and very important in the decision-making process.  I appreciate it even though I just replaced my tires! 

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    Re: Michelin tires
    Reply #7 on: Apr 12, 2020, 09.26 am
    Apr 12, 2020, 09.26 am
    *Originally Posted by thetrecker [+]
    Hi,
    If its anything like the previous Michelin 4 pilots, the difference in the trail and the road versions are -
    apart from the speed ratings   v for the trail and w for the road ( W is higher speed rated and always more expensive)
    is- the w road type has 20 % HARD compound in the centre of the rear tyre and 40/40% MEDIUM compound on each side
     the v trail type has 20% MEDIUM compound in the centre and 40/40% SOFT compound on each side.
    You can put either on the rear of a CT but you can only put the v Trail on the front.

    The RevZilla website video's are great for technical info

    Tom

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