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The C-14, aka Kawasaki Concours-14, the new one :) => The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 => Topic started by: EddiE J. on September 15, 2019, 07:51:19 am

Title: Road 4 GT or Road 5 GT
Post by: EddiE J. on September 15, 2019, 07:51:19 am
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Title: Re: Road 4 GT or Road 5 GT
Post by: connie_rider on September 15, 2019, 08:54:12 am
They do have the Road 5's but the Road 5 "GT's" are not available yet.

Ride safe, Ted

Title: Re: Road 4 GT or Road 5 GT
Post by: maxtog on September 15, 2019, 09:17:19 am
Just bought this 2010 3 weeks ago and it came with Road 4 GTs, I have put about 2000 miles on them and all is good even great traction when turning the power on from the Schnitz Racing flashed ECU. So I went to Cycle Gear Moto Bash yesterday in Sacramento  and won a free set of my choice Michelin tires So I ask are the Road 5 GT an improvement over the Road 4 GT ?

Nobody knows yet, the 5GT is still not available yet.  I love my PR4 GT, so if you need to get now, and they are free, then you can't go wrong with PR4 GT.  I get incredible life with them, they handle very well, stick well, and have great wet traction.  If you free thing lasts for several more months, you could just wait and see; it sounds like you have lots of life yet.  No sense in wasting money!
Title: Re: Road 4 GT or Road 5 GT
Post by: fartymarty on September 15, 2019, 01:26:13 pm
Yes I stand corrected .... it appears the GT version has a stiffer side wall for heavy bikes....


fyi: http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=23991.msg302207#msg302207 (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=23991.msg302207#msg302207)

...just disregard the comments about my stiffness, it just pXnXs envy.  :banana
Title: Re: Road 4 GT or Road 5 GT
Post by: gPink on September 15, 2019, 01:54:25 pm
fyi: [url]http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=23991.msg302207#msg302207[/url] ([url]http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=23991.msg302207#msg302207[/url])

...just disregard the comments about my lack of stiffness, it just pXnXs envy.  :banana

fify

Really marty... too much information... :o
Title: Re: Road 4 GT or Road 5 GT
Post by: Pilgrim on September 15, 2019, 02:03:37 pm

 :rotflmao:       
Title: Re: Road 4 GT or Road 5 GT
Post by: fartymarty on September 15, 2019, 09:01:34 pm
Really marty... too much information... :o

Like I said earlier, just envy. They do call him pinkie.
Title: Re: Road 4 GT or Road 5 GT
Post by: maxtog on September 17, 2019, 03:28:49 pm
After asking the Michelin Rep if I could receive a set of Pilot Road 5 GT's to be one of the first on west coast to  try out ... and report back on their performance, I was informed that.....  I will soon be receiving my set of  PR5GT's in sizes 120/70zr-17 & 190/55zr-17   How COOL IS THAT 

That is pretty cool, except the rear size is not stock/correct (should be 190/50).  But the definition of "soon" could be, well, just about anything.  Guess we will see!  Perhaps you will be the first to have to write up a review for everyone.  Of course, the most important part (especially on expensive tires like these) is longevity.  For that, we might have to wait a long time.
Title: Re: Road 4 GT or Road 5 GT
Post by: connie_rider on September 18, 2019, 08:58:46 am
Is that free tires? If so, GREAT!! (regardless of how long it takes)
   I will soon be receiving my set of  PR5GT's in sizes 120/70zr-17 & 190/55zr-17

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Road 4 GT or Road 5 GT
Post by: MtnRider on September 18, 2019, 02:06:59 pm
That brings back memories Eddie. I had an '06 Nomad 1600 prior to the C14. It was black, too.
Cool.

Leo
Title: Re: Road 4 GT or Road 5 GT
Post by: kzz1king on September 20, 2019, 11:06:42 am
50 rebates on a pair of 5s going now.  Still To rich for my blood.

Wayne
Title: Re: Road 4 GT or Road 5 GT
Post by: connie_rider on September 26, 2019, 01:24:51 pm
Wow!!!! That is great!!!
 
Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Road 4 GT or Road 5 GT
Post by: Rubber_Snake on September 26, 2019, 03:42:13 pm
It’s like seeing a pair of unicorns! 
Title: Re: Road 4 GT or Road 5 GT
Post by: robertv on September 26, 2019, 03:58:48 pm
Wow so the 5GTs are available now?! Can you peel a section of the wrapping and post a photo of the tread for comparison?
Title: Re: Road 4 GT or Road 5 GT
Post by: robertv on September 26, 2019, 04:39:44 pm
It didn't take long before I had them unwrapped , my home office smells like a tire store L0L   

Haha! I think thats why i mentioned peeling a section, thank you for doing a full unwrap! :)  Might have to ride my current set down quickly so I can order a pair of these bad boys!
Title: Re: Road 4 GT or Road 5 GT
Post by: maxtog on September 26, 2019, 07:14:58 pm
At the current prices/availability, and unknown performance and life, I will let you all be the test bed and order PR4GT for next set :)