Michelin Pilot Power 3 Front Tires
Better grip is an understatement
I was running Battle Axes before putting PP3s on both front and rear and what a difference (2010 Ninja 650R). You can feel an immediate improvement in cornering. The softer shoulders on the tires make you one with the pavement. Although I try to avoid riding in wet conditions, just got caught out in the rain the other day and the tires held their grip like it was completely dry. I can't speak to whether these are the best option out there, but I certainly don't have anything bad to say about them. 10/10 would buy again. Have nearly 1,000 miles on them already and there is no discoloration. Also, the little rubber nubs on new tires are mostly still there, even in the middle of the tread which speaks volumes to the quality of rubber on these things.
July 28, 2014
So far so good...
I'll admit I let my last front tire go longer than I should have. So when it was past time I bought this tire. I have been very happy with the Pilot Road on the back and since my front tires get a good amount of life out of them I went with the softer/stickier Pilot Power for the front. I've got less than 500 miles so far but it is working great so far.
July 28, 2014
best all around sport touring tire.
got 12000 miles out of the last one on my BMW R1150RT.
July 14, 2014
great tyres. sticky, I like the profile, they didn't cost too much.
I have these tyres on my '98 Ducati 900SS FE. I like to ride the bike fairly hard, but with that said, its always within some frame of safety. these tyros are plenty sticky for hot rodding that moto.
I also have a '96 900SS SP, which is shod in Pirelli Diablo Rosso II.
both great sets of tyres. From what I can tell, the most significant difference is the profile of the tyres. both are great profiles. its seems to me that maybe the Rosso IIs are a touch taller... maybe? somehow in my mind, they seem to be the choice for rougher roads.
however, the Michelins seem to enjoy a little quicker rollover, which is more noticeable on very smooth twisties.
July 14, 2014
Coming from Dunlop Roadsmart 2's these offer MUCH more grip in turns and easy turn ins. Confidence in the tires is much higher resulting in confidence on the road. Ignore my Treadlife and Wet traction ratings, as I have not used them long enough to comment.
June 30, 2014
I love these tires
This is the second set of Michelin Pilot Power 3 that I purchased from Revzilla. I love the tires on my R1. Great traction and can hit corners with confidence. I got about 7,000 miles out of mine.
June 23, 2014
Not a good tire for me
They never felt good to me. Not even fresh on the bike. I wore out the sides pretty fast. After that they were just terrible. My bike was pulling to the left real bad. I thought I needed some front end work until I put the new tires on.
July 22, 2014
Great tire, low mileage
Bike: 2013 CBR 1000RR
I purchased this tire with high hopes, coming from the 2CTs on a 07 1krr I WAS brand loyal to michelin.
I installed the 190/55/17 tire at 500 miles. I am now at 3500 miles and i just hit my wear bars. These tires are great in terms of grip and general feel, unfortunately the mileage is horrible. These are advertised to run with a tread life 20% better than the 2CTs, so far this has not been true. I want to try a second set, but I don't want to drop the money on a rear that may not run as long as its predecessor.
I hope Michelin rectifies this as I have spoke with other riders who experienced the same thing. May try after a few more months of the tire being on the market, but as of now I will have to swap manufacturers.
PS - this is all street miles, I have not tried this tire out on the track yet, and unfortunately will not get the opportunity to.
July 18, 2014