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    Pilot Power are sport tires (meant for sport bikes / sporty riding) and won't last long (got two sets of Power 3 myself on another bike). For the NC that would be a mismatch, the Pilot Roads are the touring category for Michelin.

    Got Road Smart 3 (after T30) on the NC and really like them. No idea about mileage, only 1000 miles in them.
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    Darn... I was hoping the "power" were meant to compete at the price low end with the "motions". Need something that's good for Interstate riding.
    I like anything Michelin, but they're pricey.
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    I don't like the way Michelin Pilot Roads handle and no longer buy them but I will say that on my first NC700 I had a set of PR3s on when the rear wore out the front was still in very good shape. I installed a Pilot Power on the rear to go get maybe 5000 or 6000 miles on the set and was surprised that I did like this combo very much. There is something about the cross section of the rear Pilot Road 3 that I did not like. I found this tire mixing worked on the much heavier ST1300 with a PR3 front and a PR2 rear. If I wasn't so happy with T30s I might still be running a Pilot Road front and a Power rear on the NC700X.
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    I have had a couple of nice rides on the 5 rear, one two up.
    Honestly I am not good or experienced enough to be a judge, but it feels good, smooth and quiet.
    It is possible it feels a little less secure accelerating out of turns.
    https://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/honda/nc700x_dct_abs/2015/oklahomahank/621000]

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    The best price I can find on a set of Road Pilot 5s is $335 shipped. Anyone find anything better? I'm thinking about making the purchase in the very near future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SergeantChuck View Post
    The best price I can find on a set of Road Pilot 5s is $335 shipped. Anyone find anything better? I'm thinking about making the purchase in the very near future.
    $328.14 shipped from americanmototire.com

    They call it simply Road 5, but suggest it’s the replacement for the Pilot Road 4. I guess Road 5 and Pilot Road 5 is the same thing?
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    From a Revzilla product information page.

    Building upon the success of the Pilot Road 4, the 5th generation of the popular Road series drops the "Pilot" prefix and takes on more of an all-purpose approach to an all weather sport and sport touring tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post
    $328.14 shipped from americanmototire.com

    They call it simply Road 5, but suggest it’s the replacement for the Pilot Road 4. I guess Road 5 and Pilot Road 5 is the same thing?
    I saw that on a couple different sites so I am assuming the same. Thanks for the site. A 7 dollars savings buys me a tank of gas and a lottery ticket. LOL

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    I just checked Rocky Mountain ATV $327.81. Not much of a difference but I like their $6.56 in cash back for the next order...that's how they usually get me

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    I just got a Pilot Road 2 installed from Cycle Gear. The tire was ~$155 USD. $30 cheaper than the 5. Installation was $30.

    The 5 is probably incrementally better than the 2, but I'm not a good enough rider to know the difference. This is a good time to get a deal on one of the older versions.
    "Roads are just a suggestion, like pants."

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