Michelin Pilot Activ Rear Tire

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Michelin Pilot Activ Rear Tire

When it is time to replace your sport touring tires, the Michelin Pilot Activ bias-ply rear tire offers exceptional performance at a great price. No other tire at this price offers this level of performance and durability. Featuring longitudinal and lateral tread grooves and wide tread blocks, the Activ gives outstanding wet and dry grip.
  • 20% greater tread life than Macadam® 50
  • For older bikes, a significant improvement over OEM tires
  • Minimal performance deterioration even when worn
  • Wide range of sizes to fit popular bikes that use bias-ply tires
  • Significantly improved wet and dry grip compared to Macadam® 50 tires, thanks to increased rubber contact and a reformulated rubber mix
  • Optimum performance throughout the life of the tire with virtually no difference in wet grip between a new Michelin Pilot Activ tire and a worn Pilot Activ tire
  • Item # 6158
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Michelin Pilot Activ (Rear tire)

After many recommendations on trike forums, I had this “Rear tire” (Size 130/70/18) mounted in reverse direction/rotation on the front of my 2006 Gold Wing Trike. Others have mentioned a tire life of 30K miles with this tire when mounted as above. A quick call to Michelin Customer Relations Cycle Group (1-800-346-4098) confirmed that this “Rear tire” is used best when mounted in reverse direction on a trike. Many use 41 psi as a tire pressure for this tire. However after 4k miles I have found that 32-33 psi works best for me on a solid rear suspension Champion trike. I find less front end vibration and no tire hop on sharp U-turns. My trike fuel economy didn't suffer, I still average 38 mpg and on occasion have seen 41 mpg on a tank of gas. This is a bias ply tire which from what I learned has stiffer side walls than the steel belted tires that are recommended by Honda GL1800 owners. These properties work great on a trike. The average front tire life of a steel belted front tire is only about 6K to 12K miles when mounted on a GL1800 trike. This rear Michelin Pilot Activ has a reported tire life of 25K to 35K miles when mounted on the front of a GL1800 trike.

cptdenny - January 02, 2008

(Port St. Lucie, FL)
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Mounted this tire on my 1800 Goldwing trike. Put this tire on the front and mounted it backwards. I read reviews about doing this and after putting 500 miles on bike it still has the little rubber knobbies. I would advise other trike owners to do this because bike handles much easier and tire wear looks great.

Dick Deiss - June 09, 2008

(Hammond, WI)
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Pilot Activ

I installed this tire on my Gl1500 trike. Handling, ride and traction are excellent. no tire noise. Highly recommended.

Gerald Reno - August 18, 2008

(Pinconning, MI)
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Nice ride

Out performs the stock Dunlop k505 on my Nighthawk. It has more rubber in the center, should give great mileage. Almost does the twisties by itself!

Mark Dugal - January 20, 2009

(Opelousas, LA)
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mickelin tires

The tires are great, and the people I talked to were GREAT.

freddy - January 22, 2009

(savannah, TN)
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Michelin - Pilot Activ Rear Tire

I use this tire on the front of my 03 Gold Wing/Lehman trike. The original Dunlop wore to the wear marks in less than 7000 miles and I replaced it with a Michelin Pilot Activ Rear tire. It now has over 28,000 miles with slight cupping and has more miles to go but I'm replacing it for the upcoming riding season. I feel that it is an excellent tire for the front of a trike.

Gerald Johnston - April 03, 2009

(Newport News, VA)
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I have it on the front of my 2005 GL 1800 CSC trike. Only have 200 miles on it as weather has been cold and wet here, but it handles super. I haven't had it in the rain yet.

Jack Goddard - April 09, 2009

(Roy, UT)
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Great Tire!

I have the matching front and rear tire on my bike and these are amazing. The ride is super smooth and handles every weather condition perfectly. I would definitely reccomend this tire to any fellow sport-bike rider.

sarah - May 04, 2009

(walworth, NY)
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Michlin Pilot Activ motorcycle tire

I am running this tire on the front of my 2007 Goldwing CSC Trike. I have over 10,000 miles and it looks like it is still new. The buss that most people experience when new, just raise the tire pressure two pounds from what the bike calls for and the buzz will go away. Drop pressure after 500 miles and noise is gone.

Steve Lowe - May 05, 2009

(Arkadelphia, AR)
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1993 750 Nighthawk

Last year I wore out the K505 rear the PO had put on the bike. I upgraded the 140/70-17 to a 150 which fits just fine and doesn't slow the steering down any, honestly a 150 fits a 4 inch wide rim better than a 140 anyway and it was like $15 cheaper. This is my first Pilot Activ, and the front is still a K505, but the bike is so much more stable in general, wet and dry ride just the same and it even tracks less side to side on metal bridge surfaces. I've got about 600 miles of wet and today about 80 in the wet, great tire. I can't wait to wear out this K505 I have on the front so I can put a pilot activ on there!

Alan - June 10, 2009

(Boston, MA)
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Michelin - Pilot Activ Rear Tire

The best tire that I have found for the front of a Honda trike. I corner hard and drive faster than I should so I didn’t get as many miles on the last tire but still got almost 20,000 miles on it.

Eddie Townsend - June 15, 2009

(Mead, OK)
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Pilot Active

After reading reviews, I installed the Pilot Active rear tire on the front of my 2004 Goldwing trike in August 2008. I've ridden to Virginia, Mississippi, & California from Indiana and haven't had any problems at all. The tire has about 14,000 miles on it and it looks like I will get 8000 to 10,000 more. By mounting the tire in reverse rotation, you will hear and feel a slight sensation for the first 1000 miles or so. I would highly recommend this tire to all trike riders.

Jerry Harlow - August 03, 2009

(Springville, IN)
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Michelin Pilot Activ

Michelin says they have combined superior traction with long tread life... I can attest to that. The OEM rear tire on my Moto Guzzi went 5200 miles, the Pilot Activ more than doubled that and I never felt loss of traction even on cold and wet roads.

Cave L - September 30, 2009

(Nedrow, NY)
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Preferred tire for trike front wheel

This Michelin Pilot Activ tire (reverse mounted) was a replacement for one of the same kind for the front wheel on our Honda Goldwing Motortrike. We got approximately 20,000 miles on the previous one and are very happy with the wear and handling.

Mary C - September 30, 2009

(Hatton, ND)
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Updated review

When is this tire going to wear out? I have crossed the 25K mark with this rear tire mounted in reverse rotation on the front of my Gold Wing GL1800 Champion trike. I may actually make it to the 30K mile mark and then some with the remaining tread. I'm still running this tire at 30-33 psi pressure. Fantastic service life and a great company to buy from!

cptdenny - December 02, 2009

(Port St. Lucie, FL)
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