Michelin Pilot Power 3 Front Tires
This tire is a great tire. It has awesome traction and feels like a safe ride
September 13, 2014
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
Perfect progression from Pilot Power 2ct
I've been riding on the Pilot Power 2ct's for several years, naturally when it came time to replace i moved onto the Pilot Power 3.
Tire has been great so far, immense amount of grip all the way to the shoulders, actually feels like it has a little better profile than the older ones. Loves to turn, and the wet weather traction has been amazing also. I was caught off guard by a storm and the tire held the road perfectly, way better than my old 2ct's would do in the rain.
Anyone looking for some great tires look no further, I've had Pirelli's, Conti's, and Bridgestone's and none have had the life and grip of the pilot powers. The added lean angle has always been appreciated.
September 8, 2014
Pilot power 3. They are legit! Can't wait for motogp next year
So I just got these tires mounted. And I must say.. Wow. They say trust your tires... And so off with the oem battlax. No offense to Bridgestone but these michelins are a world of difference. Granted that the old tires had 5k on them, but might as well go with a bit of an upgrade right? The feedback from the tires are great. I can feel the road but not the harshness of our beloved beltway. Anyways. So the grip after the break in period is great. I m already down to .25" to the edge. Get down get down get down! I m not really that aggressive when it comes to the twistys, but these tires really feel great and tame the turns. Wish I could get out on to a track. I need more left. turns. Any way. Power pilots won't disappoint. Revzilla's price and free delivery are totally worth it. If u love your bike and love to ride... The answer is obvious duh.
September 3, 2014
Favorite tire i've ever run
Bought the Power 3 to replace my Road 2, and I love it. Great grip, mileage so far is not as great as other harder compounds, but what else should I expect? It's a little more firm, but still inspires some extra confidence in hard turns. Overall It's a great tire.
September 1, 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