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Thread: R1100RT - Michelin Road 3 need replacing and no 18 inch Road5s from Michelin ?

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    R1100RT - Michelin Road 3 need replacing and no 18 inch Road5s from Michelin ?

    I am told that I can't get the Michelin Road 5s for my R1100RT rear tire ie 160 / 60 18 ?
    Is the Pirelli Angel GT a good substitute ?

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    The PR3's are still available, and IMHO work great. They are a bit hard to find, and no $$$ deals. Never tried the Pirelli's. Others have recommended Avon's available in that size.
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    CycleGear shows a bunch of tires in that size, but only one Michelin product. See: https://www.cyclegear.com/motorcycle...&sort=featured
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwilcox1@ieee.org View Post
    I am told that I can't get the Michelin Road 5s for my R1100RT rear tire ie 160 / 60 18 ?
    Is the Pirelli Angel GT a good substitute ?
    I just went through this same issue. Called Michelin and they swear that the PR3 is still being made in the 160/60-18, but very few distributors are carrying the tire. So, thereís little difference. I bought the Angel GT. Iíve got about 2,000 miles on it and so far Iím pleased with it. Itís a very neutral tire. Doesnít fall into the turn, but I found the PR3 to run neutral also. Iíve been running the Angel rear with a Michelin PR4 front.
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    Thanks for the quick feedback/input...
    I will give the Pirelli GTs a shot, since they are 'on sale.' Revzilla has a 'gift card' promo/discount and the cyclegear folks said they will match...

    The GT2 is out, so I guess GTs will get lower in pricing quickly.
    But I didn't see a GT2 in 18 inch... interesting..

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    Avon Spirit ST

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    A year or two ago I saw a sale on Bridgestone Battlax T30 EVO, a dual compound tire. I bought a set in anticipation of my Michelins wearing out. Since then, the T31 came out (probably why the T30 was on sale). I installed them this spring and have a few hundred miles on them. They stick well, feel good, and seem to prefer 4 PSI more than BMW recommendations. I can't tell anything about tire wear yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cam_on_van_isle View Post
    Avon Spirit ST
    How do they compare to the Angel GTs?? I've been running the GTs on my RT but only get about 6k miles from a set. They handle very well but I would like to find a tire that lasts longer.

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    I have no idea about longevity, but they are way better than the RP3's I had.
    My guess is the Avons are softer, way better in the rain, and you getting 6,000 miles from a set of tires is for me outstanding.
    That would be 10,000 kms., any bike tire should be squared off by then, and if they are not, I don't want them.

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    How about the Continental Road Attack III, they are available in the 160/60-18, has anyone tried them?
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    Tires

    I like my Road Attack 2ís

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagarra View Post
    How about the Continental Road Attack III, they are available in the 160/60-18, has anyone tried them?
    They are wonderful tires. Steer well, grip well and last a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    They are wonderful tires. Steer well, grip well and last a long time.
    Thanks for the review! I'll be giving them a try soon. Seems my current set of Angel GTs are almost at the wear bars @ 3,400 miles (38/40psi F&R). I seem to recall my last set of Pirellis wore a lot better. Maybe I'm getting more confidence in my RT's handling??

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