The end of my saga with Road 6
So, at this point, I'm closing this saga. I have decided to bring it to an end.
I'll try to quickly resume my experience with front Michelin Road 6 tire, since the day I started this thread.
- On October 2022 mounted Road 6 front and rear and removed original Anakee's
- Quickly noticed if I let go the handlebars, bike puls hard to the left
- On speeds of more then 80 mph the rear of the bike starts swerving
- I had none of these problems with Anakee's
- Back to the shop, front tire removed, reinstalled, recalibrated - the problems persist
- Back to the shop, reinstalled old Anakee at the front - all of the problems gone
- Back to the shop, reinstalled Road 6 at the front - all of the problems came back
- Contacted Michelin in Portugal - they have never replied
- Contacted Michelin (factory) in France - they have never replied
- Back to the shop, they have already contacted Michelin - no reply
- Shop offered the refund but as I knew they're small family bussiness, I refused as it would come out of their own pocket
- Reinstalled Anakee at the front
- The shop requested portuguese Michelin dealer to come to talk with them when he passes in the area
- Portuguese Michelin dealer stopped by the shop, talked with them and said will contact Michelin in France to solve the problem
- Stopped by the shop yesterday and they said portuguese Michelin dealer is still waiting for the answer from France (it's been 2 months already)
So, I've had enough.
I still don't want to get the refund from the shop as I know them very well. Husband and wife with their young son, very nice, hard working and honest people, making just enough money with the shop to survive but not more then that. I will take the hit by myself.
Ordered front Scorpion Trail 2 and will mount it in month or two.
Now, I've been a fan of Michelin for the last 30 years. I made some rough calculation of the Michelin tires I bought in all those years for my bikes, cars and bussiness vehicles. The count is around 300 tires I bought in that period. This year I will replace 12 tires and they were supposed to be Michelin.
Not anymore. I'm done with Michelin, forever. I know that product of any kind can be faulty but when brand ignores the customer, it's rude. It's wrong.
End of story.
Just as a side note, my rear Road 6 is squaring quicker then it should. Road 4 took much longer (on VStrom 1000) to square.