Saturday, 16 November 2013

Product Review: Michelin Pilot Road Standard Tyres

Michelin Pilot Road Standard Motorcycle Tyres:

Price: £260 appx. (fitted)

I can't actually remember the exact price to get the front and rear fitted but it was around £260. So my Bridgestone BT22's had lasted a year consisting of a long weekend trip to Normandy, an 8 day trek to the Black Forest and many ride outs in-between. Usually I swear by Bridgestone and have never used anything else, until I needed new tyres for the Pyrenees trip and Emma suggested I try the Pilot Road's. I didn't have much money so I went for the standards, but there are Pilot Road 2's and 3's available also.

Now it may (or may not) be known that I have a bit of an issue putting my SV around corners. The first cause of this seemed to be that my steering was off, so I rectified this which didn't really make too much of a difference. But these tyres, despite being the cheapest of the 3 types changed that. Their grip in the dry was great and even when it started raining en-route to Barcelona I noticed I was quicker around bends than I had been before (and I have always been very wary of water and drains on the roads). My confidence in the SV has now been increased and would probably explain why I always rode Emma's SV and CBR a lot better (as she uses Pilot Road's of some type on both bikes).

Apparently the Pilot Road 3's are absolutely amazing, but I can't really vouch for those. I would say if you are on a bit of a budget there is no shame in getting the standards as they have made me switch from the BT22's, which I have always used on all my bikes (along with the BT16's).

Take a look at the Michelin website:

MCBlogSpot Rating: 9/10
(only reason it isn't 10 is because the 3's are apparently even better!)


  1. I would like to appreciate your info about the standard tyres toowoomba.This type of blog is play an awareness about the standardization.

  2. Hi, thank you for your comment. Please could you elaborate a bit more on what you mean? :)