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    New Michelin Road 6
    on: Jan 20, 2022, 04.16 pm
    Jan 20, 2022, 04.16 pm
    https://www.michelinman.com/motorcycle/tires/michelin-road-6

    Apparently Michelin heard the complaints...

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    Re: New Michelin Road 6
    Reply #1 on: Jan 20, 2022, 04.50 pm
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    Alrighty then!
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    Re: New Michelin Road 6
    Reply #2 on: Jan 20, 2022, 04.54 pm
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    Alrighty then!

    I already have another set of Dunlop Roadsmart IIIs waiting in the closet, plus a half life front tire, so I won't be in the market anytime soon...

    I'll let someone else be the guinea pig!  :001:

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    Re: New Michelin Road 6
    Reply #3 on: Jan 20, 2022, 06.01 pm
    Jan 20, 2022, 06.01 pm
    Here comes 2slow!!! :745:
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    Re: New Michelin Road 6
    Reply #4 on: Jan 20, 2022, 08.19 pm
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    *Originally Posted by trophied [+]
    Here comes 2slow!!! :745:

    He just purchased a new set of tires as well.
    Your turn!  :164:

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    Re: New Michelin Road 6
    Reply #5 on: Jan 20, 2022, 08.47 pm
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    Got at least another 5K on the ones that are on now, so some time after the get together.
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    Re: New Michelin Road 6
    Reply #6 on: Feb 08, 2022, 09.35 pm
    Feb 08, 2022, 09.35 pm
    If I get another 2K out of my Road 5 GTs I'll be lucky.  I was leaning towards the Dunlops next with all the positive reviews here, but I really like the Road 5s.  Thanks for adding complication to my decision making   :008: - I'm not afraid to be the guinea pig. 

    Now if I could just get rid of all the ice, snow, salt and sand I'd go put those miles on.  Betting somebody with a longer riding season than Maine's beats me to it!
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    Re: New Michelin Road 6
    Reply #7 on: Feb 09, 2022, 09.55 am
    Feb 09, 2022, 09.55 am
    Michelin seem to have dropped the GT designation from the Road 6 tyre.  Either they haven't developed a Heavy Duty version yet or they believe "one type suits all".  They state the load index but I don't know how that compares with the GT4.  In any case,  I'm not sure if the load rating is simply a vertical force or whether the sideways force of a very heavy bike is taken into account.   There's only one (very dodgy and in poor english) review on their website from someone coming from a Road 2 who states a good tyre in the wet,  but gives them a 4 out of 10 star rating for wet grip.  I'd say that review is worth diddly squat.

    Think I'll wait a bit and let someone else be the guinea pig....
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