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    Michelin GT Supplier
    on: Aug 03, 2022, 07.15 am
    Aug 03, 2022, 07.15 am
    Hi to all
    After using bridgestone tyres from day 1 on the CT,  I`ve decided to change brand as the Bridgestones are squaring off far too quickly.
    So, i`m looking at the Michelin GT tyre `alledgedly for the heavier bike` but they don`t fit the CT sizes ! unless theres something i`m missing ???
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    Re: Michelin GT Supplier
    Reply #1 on: Aug 03, 2022, 12.58 pm
    Aug 03, 2022, 12.58 pm
    I have just had a pair of Michelin Road 6 fitted as no GT tyres in CT size.  I am running with 2 extra PSI in each one and after a 2,000 mile Euro tour I am happy with tyres.  The rear has started to square off a little if I'm honest.

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    Re: Michelin GT Supplier
    Reply #2 on: Aug 03, 2022, 01.04 pm
    Aug 03, 2022, 01.04 pm
    Hi Kingstonr
    Thanks for the reply,

    The Michelin Road 6 seem to be the only option, due to tyre size,
    Similar situation I have, although good tyres grip wise, at just over 3,000 miles on the Bridgestones & they`re knackard,

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    Re: Michelin GT Supplier
    Reply #3 on: Aug 03, 2022, 06.36 pm
    Aug 03, 2022, 06.36 pm
    Hi English biker,
    I agree it can be misleading when you research tyres ( with ref. to "GT"). No, Michelin do not make "GT" in out CT sizes. Also they had "Trail" versions in the previous Road 5 tyres but have decided to drop the "trail" branding on the Road 6  ( trail had different compounds in the centre and sides that the standard road tyre in "Road5"), which adds to the confusion if someone is replacing the Road 5 for the Road 6, like for like.
    So it is "Road 6" in 150 rear and 110 front for the CT, be very careful with the speed rating too, you need the "V" rating. I had suppliers handing me a "H" rated tyre and tell me it would be grand!
    What is the version of the Bridgestone you are using? , they seem to have lost their way in the last few years with desirable tyres. I see BT023 still on the market! must be 20+ years old by now, great tyre in it's day but had a single compound and is far outgunned these days with versions from several of the big brands, for example, the Pirelli Angel GT.
    Are you just considering Michelin?
    Happy choosing.
    Tom 
    Last Edit: Aug 03, 2022, 06.39 pm by thetrecker

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    Re: Michelin GT Supplier
    Reply #4 on: Aug 03, 2022, 06.51 pm
    Aug 03, 2022, 06.51 pm
    Hi thetrecker
    No, I’m not only looking for Michelins, just hoping a different brand will give me more mileage !
    The Bridgestones I have on are BT023’s, your right they have been around for a long time, as my daughters say, ‘it’s time to move on’ haha.
    I’ll definitely have a look at the Pirellis & others.

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    Re: Michelin GT Supplier
    Reply #5 on: Aug 03, 2022, 07.06 pm
    Aug 03, 2022, 07.06 pm
    Yea, the BT023, They came into my mind that maybe they were the ones you were using, it must have been the 3k mile life that made me think that! :008:
    I remember when they came out, we thought they were the business, and they were!. We expect much higher mileages today and to punish them with way more HP too.
    You won't be disappointed with the Pirelli Angel GT, and I see there is a version 2 out now, no experience of the 2  but plenty of smiles here with the original.
    I am getting great mileage at the moment with Metzeler 01 tyres. So many options these days you would be dizzy.

    Cheers
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    Last Edit: Aug 03, 2022, 07.17 pm by thetrecker

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    Re: Michelin GT Supplier
    Reply #6 on: Aug 03, 2022, 07.50 pm
    Aug 03, 2022, 07.50 pm
    Certainly food for thought.
    Thanks again for your suggestions,

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    Re: Michelin GT Supplier
    Reply #7 on: Aug 04, 2022, 04.24 am
    Aug 04, 2022, 04.24 am
    I havent used the older Bridgestone BT023 but have used the newer T31 and T32 for several years on my Tracer, great tires.  On my VFR I am currently using the Pirelli Angel GT, I have used those for years as well.