Michelin Pilot Power 3 Front Tires
Jack of all trades
First off. I have done a emergency stoppie in the rain after only putting 4-5 miles on the tire. If that's not a testament to wet grip I don't know what is. Taken some pretty hot(to me at least) corners with these never felt unstable. Will buy again.
April 20, 2015
overall a very good tire
I've had this tire for about a 1000 miles on my 2003 cbr600rr. Taken it to 2 track days at somona, its done well for a rider of my skill set. Front tire flexes quite a bit providing good feel so I know what the front is doing.Seems like its gonna last quite a while.
April 6, 2015
I absolutely love these tires I will probably never buy any tired but these, Iv hit some pretty high speeds while it was raining (probably not the smartest idea) and these tires have held up great, Iv taken some very sharp corners and felt extremely comfortable and confident. I would recommend these to anyone that wants great long lasting tires that hold up in any condition!!
March 30, 2015
this tire sucks...
I have been racing for over 6 years with the 2CT tire. I even have 3 sets in stock in my garage. My buddy bought the pp3 and highly recommended,so i bought a set. I ran 32/32 psi cold set. Right of bat i noticed. The rear tire is too round, my bike steers almost to quick. And the tire has really hard sidewall. I dont really race in the wet so i dont care if the pp3 is 4 sec quicker. I unmounted. And gave them away.
April 17, 2015
I have put over 600 miles on my new PP3s and could not be more satisfied. Our weather this early spring in the Pacific Northwest has been cool and often dry. While I still have not had the opportunity to ride at a temperature over 60 degrees, I am extremely happy with the traction in both wet and dry conditions. Obviously the tires will provide more traction when the pavement gets hot, but the confidence they give me while playing aggressively (in the twisties) in colder weather is nothing short of spectacular. The Revzilla Team had my tires at my door a day early. Outstanding. Buy with confidence.
March 2, 2015
Last season i was riding on PP2. This season i decided to go with the PP3 and wow, im in LOVE. The bike handles perfect, so much grip. the tire warms up very fast. I def recommend these tires.
April 12, 2015
My favorite tire
I ride a 2012 FZ8. I commute mostly, with the odd spirited joyride or 800+ mile round-trip trip. I ride rain or shine, all seasons, and I have gone through 3 tire sets so far. I don't drag any knees on the street (just pegs), don't do trackdays, and I don't abuse the speed limit too badly, most days. 70% highway, 5% city 25% backroad riding.
Bike came with a bridgestone sport touring tire, not sure which. I wore those to the cords in under 6,000 miles. Average tire. Wore out quickly, lost neutrality very quickly, squared off quickly, slippery when wet (heh).
Next tires were the S20. Better, but not right for my style of riding, half done and squared off slightly in 2000 miles. I didn't wear those out, just 2000 miles and a bolt ended my relationship with the rear, the front was thrown away after that.
Last set (and current set) were these, Pilot Power 3's. There may be a better tire, there may be a longer wearing tire, there may be a [insert trait here] tire, but I don't care, I love this tire.
LONGEVITY: I got over 12,300 miles from my last set before the front and rear were down to the wear bars, not slicks, not cords, just wear bars. AWESOME. Probably could have pushed another thousand or more until slicks if I had to. They wear evenly too, at least for me and my bike and riding style. Front and rear were wearing evenly, not like my other tires were I could have gone through 2 rear tires for every 1 front. The dramatic "new round tire" feeling was not as great when I swapped these out for new sets of PP3's, probably because they didn't wear badly and square off as much as the other tires i've had.
GRIP: I love the grip from first day to last. Rain or shine. Very confident tire, never pushed it crazy hard, but also never lost grip except for the odd sand or gravel patch where it got a little squirmy. I also ride 1 mile of dirt/gravel to my house where the road ends every day, and even with crazy sport bike on dirt speeds I feel pretty confident. When leaned over very stable, even in wet. When practicing wheelies very stable, when being a hooligan on the freeway very stable, I love this tire.
COST: I don't even care. But they are cheap.
February 17, 2015
Great tires for many road conditions
I put a few miles on my set as well as some time on a buddy's set of these on a CBR1000rr and these have been a great investment. I like the feel and they have great turn in on corners and feel planted through the turns.
February 16, 2015