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I have just had a set of Michelin Road 6's fitted to my 2016 R1200 GS during a 24k service at BMW Motorad and the bike is now pulling to the left just as yours did.

Previously I had no problem as the bike drove straight and true with Road 5's and Conti Trail Attack3's.

I've sent in a complaint to Michelin UK just now. When I raised it with the dealer earlier this evening, they aren't really interested, but now I've seen that I'm not the only case I'll chase them again.

The dealer thinks I'm some kind of idiot I think. They are not very good at customer service!
 

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I have just had a set of Michelin Road 6's fitted to my 2016 R1200 GS during a 24k service at BMW Motorad and the bike is now pulling to the left just as yours did.

Previously I had no problem as the bike drove straight and true with Road 5's and Conti Trail Attack3's.

I've sent in a complaint to Michelin UK just now. When I raised it with the dealer earlier this evening, they aren't really interested, but now I've seen that I'm not the only case I'll chase them again.

The dealer thinks I'm some kind of idiot I think. They are not very good at customer service!
I have both a K1600 and a R1250 GSA. In the K1600 world, the Michelin tires are widely used and generally liked, even the Road 6. Perhaps there is something specific with the size for the GS/GSA that is causing the issue. That said, for sporty road riding, many really like the Dunlop RoadSmart 3 and 4 (with the 4 typically getting even higher mileage).
 

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I have both a K1600 and a R1250 GSA. In the K1600 world, the Michelin tires are widely used and generally liked, even the Road 6. Perhaps there is something specific with the size for the GS/GSA that is causing the issue. That said, for sporty road riding, many really like the Dunlop RoadSmart 3 and 4 (with the 4 typically getting even higher mileage).
The Road 6 issue appears to not to be confined to just the GS/GSA. This phenomenon has been discussed as affecting other makes and models.
 

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stretched and or broken cords can give you the symptoms you had. This can happen when the tire is mounted. It does not imply the installer did it wrong. A tire could just be a little tighter from the factory or other defect. You most likely would not be able to see it. It can happen when you get a puncture too. Hitting a foreign object is notorious for causing this problem. I have seen many such issues with tires on vehicles.
 

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stretched and or broken cords can give you the symptoms you had. This can happen when the tire is mounted. It does not imply the installer did it wrong. A tire could just be a little tighter from the factory or other defect. You most likely would not be able to see it. It can happen when you get a puncture too. Hitting a foreign object is notorious for causing this problem. I have seen many such issues with tires on vehicles.
When my tires were installed, nothing of that has happened. They were not overstretched, it was an easy fit. And I didn't hit anything with the front tire as the symptoms showed on the first ride.
 

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I also have a set of Pirelli Trail Attack II‘s on my 12 GS. Very happy with these tires. Handle great, are very quiet and considering that the coastal and coast mountain roads of Northern California are seldom straight, 8 K mileage is good. As a bonus, the bike handles essentially the same with the tires worn as when new. Off-road I stick to hard packed dirt. I’m about ready to buy my next set. Now if only the price increases would slow down or reverse. Oh well!
Trail Attack II is made by Continental, not Pirelli.

Agree Conti Trail Attack II and III are great tires. No tread noise and stick like glue. They're 90/10 tires. I corded the rear TA3 at 7K (Lots of high-temp interstate blasting) and replaced it with a Conti TKC 70...all they had at the dealer...I was on the road. The front is still running fine at 13K and still is pretty quiet. The rear TKC 70 is OK with 6K on it. No sign it's wearing through, but handling is starting to degrade a bit.

I'd put TA3s on an RT or a GS. Great tires.
 

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Odds are, Michelin won't respond. Unless you've got a major distributor of theirs going to bat for you (and they've seen issues as well), losing a customer isn't going to bother them.

Most tire manufacturers have had issues over time. Unless they're forced to issue a recall, you're just yesterday's sale...unfortunately.

Look forward to your next set of Continentals, etc.
My experiences with Michelin have been mostly good. Their tires usually balance well and the Roads stick to the pavement great. I stopped using them because my rears were getting punctured at an early age. Went through 2 young Road GTs in fairly rapid succession in what I thought were unjustified circumstances, then read some posts from others who noticed the same thing. A friend used TA3s on his GS with a lot of success, so I tried them. They're my new favorites.
 

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My experiences with Michelin have been mostly good. Their tires usually balance well and the Roads stick to the pavement great. I stopped using them because my rears were getting punctured at an early age. Went through 2 young Road GTs in fairly rapid succession in what I thought were unjustified circumstances, then read some posts from others who noticed the same thing. A friend used TA3s on his GS with a lot of success, so I tried them. They're my new favorites.
Mine is the polar opposite- Road 4: wobble at high speed.... Road 6: annoyingly drifts to the left and also has terrible grip when cold (less than 2 miles, worse when OAT under 50 degrees F) but do grip very well when fully warmed.
The OEM Anakees had substantially better grip as soon as I left the garage every morning regardless of OAT, and also had good grip when fully warmed.
I would go back to Anakees but the rear squared at about 3K and past the wear bars at about 6K.. the front had some cupping that amplified that front end noise.
Sorry for the short relation Michelin but with 2 attempts with your expensive ass tires as replacements didn't work for me and I hear your customer support is lacklustre.
Trail 3's will be the target in the spring-
 
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