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The Pilot Power 3 is the much-anticipated replacement for the Michelin Power Pure tire. The Michelin Pilot Power 3 is an all new high-performance, dual-compound sportbike tire designed for the street or the track.


  • New 2CT+ compound on rear tire enhances tread rigidity and cornering stability by extending the harder compound underneath the softer shoulder compound for added cornering stability – especially when accelerating out of turns
  • Casing profile optimized for excellent feedback and handling
  • All-new compounds for maximum wet grip: up to 4.5 seconds per lap faster on a wet track than Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tires
  • Semi slick tread design maximizes contact patch for excellent dry grip - more than 4 seconds faster on a dry track than Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tires
  • Excellent longevity - 20% more tread life versus Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tires
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Michelin Pilot Power 3 Rear Tires 4.7 5 191 191
Best tires I have ever purchased!!! I recently purchased these tires for my 2002 Honda cbr954rr and let me tell you. They were worth every dime. The grip of the tires were awesome even in inclement weather. Now I bought these tires for longevity and they took me over 10,000 miles and I was simply amazed. The only tire for me. November 20, 2015
Fantastic tire, 2nd one, will keep using until the next one comes out! 2009 GSX-R 600, already had these tires on it, the rear wore out from a 10,000 mile Georgia summer. I decided to purchase another one, it's a fantastic tire and is worth every penny, the cold and wet traction makes instills a great amount of rider confidence. The tire warms up quickly and does not fade of lose grip under "spirited" street and twisty riding! The only thing I would change is trying to get a little more even wear in a warmer climate, I do get a good amount of rubber buildup on the tail of the bike and the center does wear significantly faster than the sides, still a great tire! November 6, 2015
great product havnt had them long enough to give a full review but I like them so far October 27, 2015
Good addition Got this for my BMW r1200r and love it. the tire bites the payment and inspires confidence, highly recommended. ended purchasing the Pilot Power 3 fronts tire as well. October 19, 2015
Great tire Great tire so far, much smoother in the turns. No complaints November 9, 2015
Very good tires. Have almost made it through a full season with these tires mounted to my Concours. My SV1000 also has these tires, but doesn't quite get the same road time as my big bike.. Absolutely not complaints about the tires on either bike Would buy these again from Revzilla in a heartbeat. August 31, 2015
Track day review I have pp3's for my street r1, so I got some for my track only r6. In the lower to intermediate groups this tire is amazing, it heats up extremely quick and grips to the track. Anything into the higher intermediate group you start to out ride the tire. The wear on them are great once again, they seem to last forever once again until you get to the higher groups. But for those who ride their bike on the street and track this is a no brainer August 23, 2015
Talk about grip and longevity! I commute a lot! I have almost 9k on both tires and my front still has life and my rear now needs to be replaced. I ride the streets hard and i try to hit up the canyons at least 1 time every two weeks. Mostly highway commuting and the tires are great. They warm up fairly fast and just dip real nice into turns. Leaning this bike over in canyons feels amazing and the tires feels like glue. I know guys say they run through tires at 4500 miles and stuff and honestly i dont know how unless you ride canyons all the time or track days. I ride the streets hard and constantly push the bike in and out of town and I have used the life of the tires. Personally these tires have been good to me and gave me great life. August 15, 2015
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Michael C: Spiderman grip! Nov 27, 2015
Yonathan B: after reading tons of reviews. I like what this tires offeres! Nov 11, 2015
Jose Luis D: Great grip Oct 4, 2015
anantha c: Excellent tire, great traction. Inspires confidence on my R1200R Sep 22, 2015
Ahmed Zuhair S: its amazing on the road Sep 8, 2015
Randy R: Michelin makes quality items, i wanted a supersport oriented tire that would also give me good mileage Sep 3, 2015
Will R: Great Tire for the rider that rides aggressively. Really sticky tire with a short warm up time. No problems so far in wet conditions and havent rode on them long enough to say anything about wear Aug 22, 2015
Clarence S: This tire went on sale and made it a bargain for the quality it is. Reviews were great on this tire, and they were spot on. I prefer these over the Diablo Rosso II that I had previously. Aug 3, 2015
JOSEPH S: Need new tires, best price i could find. Jul 19, 2015
mike p: replacement tire for sons fz6 and he has a pilot power 3 on the front.
decent wet weather traction.
Jun 22, 2015
Daniel D: best tires period Jun 22, 2015
Audomaro G: Needed a new set of tires and wanted to try something new. Jun 16, 2015
Jim A: I was told they are the next closest tire to the Q3 but with longer life span for straight commuting. I never felt more comfortable on the Tail then I did with the Q2 and the Q3s are suppose to be even better. So here is to hoping the PP3 can stand up. Jun 8, 2015
S N: Best mix of track and street tire May 22, 2015
justin w: holla May 15, 2015
Andrei B: need new rubber and your extremely detailed product reviews with anthony helped me narrow my purchase. May 14, 2015
Eduardo I: Solid reviews. May 7, 2015
Michael A: Recommended highly by other riders Apr 17, 2015
Jason M: Best all around tire for fun street riding Mar 12, 2015
Andrew F: Got a nail in my last tire after only 300mi, needed a new one because I didn't want to risk riding on a patched tire. I choose this over the Q3 due to the longer tread life as I use my bike for commuting sometimes. Mar 9, 2015
Keith M: Birthday gift Mar 6, 2015
Joshua M: After reading all the reviews for months and on the forums. I chose this tire for my 2009 r1 which is also my daily driver. Should be great for a all around sport tire Mar 4, 2015
Richard W: Girlfriend made me do it. I was looking at the Pirelli GTs. Hope I did the right thing. Feb 28, 2015
carlos c: review Feb 22, 2015
Antonio N: Price, quality Feb 22, 2015
Dash C: Needed new tires, heard great reviews of these. Jan 24, 2015
John T: Upgrading from the 2CT. For a few bucks more I feel that you get a much better tire with more tread life with the Power 3. Jan 18, 2015
Chris L: Heard good reviews on 2CT+ compound and tire was reasonably priced. Dec 31, 2014
Tyler J: Chose this tire because it had great reviews. Also many of my friends who have numerous years of riding experience recommended these for mainly street use and some track use. Dec 24, 2014
Vincent B: Second set of PP3's I really like the grip of the tire and how smooth the ride is compared to my old dunlop Q2's. Lasted longer than my dunlop as well. Dec 17, 2014
Dylan M: Slightly more aggressive street tire for when I'm ripping up the streets on my ninja 250 R. You read right, R for RACE. I didn't think the pilot road 4 could handle the power I'm putting down, its crazy. If i didn't get a softer tire i'd be just sitting at red light spinning tire on a 90 degree summer day wishing I had more grip. Dec 12, 2014
kevin p: Price and reviews Dec 9, 2014
Denean R: Is a Christmas gift for my boyfriend he talkes about how good of a tire it is so I had to get it for him. Dec 8, 2014
Darren H: From reviews and mates riding on the street with some track days thrown in, it all comes across as a good tire for both. Dec 2, 2014
Gary G: The Pilot Power 3's give you great mileage and on the road stick like glue.... Oct 30, 2014
Justin T: Currently I ride a '07 CBR 600RR, and I am looking for a tire that will meet my needs as a daily rider/commuter, but also holdup to the demands of riding through the mountains during my leisure time. Commute is about 20miles a day, mostly highway. Leisure riding is anywhere from 150-450miles a trip depending on day/time. I ride Michelins on my car, and have been very satisfied with their quality. I'll update in a few months with how these fair. Oct 25, 2014
yolonda e: has a lasting grip Oct 21, 2014
Robert B: I am upgrading from the standard Pilot Power which I liked. I like the dual compound design of the 2CT+ for longer lasting tread wear. I am an aggressive street rider but no track days so far. This tire seems appropriate for mostly street use with the occasional track day. Also, still running standard PilotPower on front and want to say with same manufacturer. Oct 9, 2014
Paula M: all the good reviews Oct 6, 2014
Joel Andres G: Best all around tire Michelin makes. My last set went 10k miles and 3 track days. Enough said Oct 6, 2014
Carlos C: thanks Oct 2, 2014
Adam B: looking for a long wear sport-touring tire. Sep 25, 2014
scott m: I have been running pilot powers for years and thought I would try out the next generation. Every time I bought a different tire they got better and lasted longer. The pilot powers were so good that I never tried anything different. I was going to try the pilot roads but I ride a hayabusa and had concerns that they would let go under aggressive riding. I will see how these compare to the original pilot powers both in wear and grip. Sep 22, 2014
wally s: makes my beemer go fast Sep 18, 2014
Stefanie A: Recommended by friends who ride as well. Looking for replacement for my Dunlop Q2 and asked for feedback and this was their suggestion. After looking into it, seemed to fit the bill - better center wear for daily commute, while still sticky on the sides for the curves. Sep 10, 2014
Johnny D: A lot of my biker friends have recommended this to me Sep 10, 2014
Thomas D: Loved the 2CT's and P3's didn't disappoint!! Sep 7, 2014
Scott J: Great Tire! Aug 17, 2014
Robert V: "I like that they were for street riding and some track time also. " Aug 12, 2014
William B: These are really the tires recommended by my manufacturer for my Triumph Speed Triple and most other riders in the forums seem to recommend it. I ride so much that I eventually moved to the Pilot Road 3, but the tire was great. It just didn't last long enough for my riding style. Recommended for those who only put a few thousand miles on their bikes a year, or need a performance tire for their aggressive riding style! Aug 11, 2014
Scott R: Wanted a great handling tire for my speed triple. Jul 8, 2014
Ariel D: Currently looking for some durable, yet track ready tires and based on the reviews these tires had the best bang for your buck. Jul 2, 2014
Abdulla A: Noob rider and wanted grip over longevity, these seemed to have great reviews (over a 100 of those), Revzilla staff were helpful and confirmed that these are noob friendly, and it's not like they won't last quite a long range with the dual compound. Also, the tread pattern just looks cool! Jun 26, 2014
Joseph R: Recommended by my mechanic. Jun 25, 2014
Nicholas S: Wore through my factory tire (Dunlop Roadsmart II) and wanted something a bit more sport oriented with a dual-compound design, and these tires seemed to fit my needs perfectly, as well as having some of the best reviews for my application Jun 22, 2014
michael m: had the previous model and loved it. Jun 20, 2014
Scott w: Web site easy to use! ..ordered new tire from my lazy boy! best price and selection ... Jun 15, 2014
Anthony E: I'm pleased with the Pilot Powers i currently have, so why not get the newer models? Jun 9, 2014
kevin f: price Jun 5, 2014
jeff w: first time using these tires will post a review at a later date Jun 3, 2014
scott p: Wanted to get better mileage out of a set of tires on my bike, very unhappy with the tires, got used to having the super sticky Michelin pilot power, thought these would be the same only better tread life and it's like a completely different type of tire Jun 1, 2014
Isaac A: seems good May 29, 2014
Earle B: I live 30 minutes from The Deals Gap "Dragon" which I ride weekly during warm weather. I have these same tires on another twisty bike and they never slip or let me down even when leaned to the limit with the throttle poured-on. I don't know about (nor care about) wet performance or wear rates. I only care about maximum dry grip on the edges. These tires deliver that on a 140 HP bike. Get some now! May 19, 2014
Keith P: Past Experience with Michelin; Performance & Wear May 18, 2014
Timothy R: "I had the pilot power 2 before. these sounded better, and they are. May 5, 2014
Joe N: Loved the 2ct but was drawn by longer tread life if the 3 May 3, 2014
Philip G: I needed a back tire and the Pilot Power 3 comes recommended from friends. The dual density tread just makes sense to me! Apr 29, 2014
curtis b: It a real good tire Apr 29, 2014
EDWIN P: highly recommended tire by fellow riders. Apr 29, 2014
Cory G: Researched it. Best tire for price Apr 26, 2014
Barry C: I've riddent the 2ct for years and have always liked them and found them an excellent value. Anthony says these PP3s are even better, so I can't go wrong. Thanks Anfernay! Apr 22, 2014
Israel R: Based on reviews. Apr 1, 2014
cody g: BC Pilot Power3 tires are one of the best ive ran on my Gsxr, The Longevity is Great & The Aggressive Curve of the tire is great for corner carving, I trust it a lot to slam & Lay her down in turns =) Mar 25, 2014
Eric Y: Did my research on this tire and have come to the conclusion that this is the best tire out! Mar 21, 2014
I L: these things are great on the street. i've since moved to bridgestone slicks for track riding. Mar 19, 2014
Calvin A: Heard nothing but GOOD things about them my buddies are riding these and they love them... Have yet to mount them because of this horrible Wisconsin winter but soon my friends soon! Mar 15, 2014
Terrace B: "Replaced my stock Bridgestones and its like day and night the difference between the two." Mar 10, 2014
Earl K: The reviews were good and the advice on Revzilla's youtube review was enough to try these. Mar 7, 2014
Layne P: I road on the Michelin pilot road and got 15000 miles from that set a tires on my 750 katana.handled the best and got the best miles out of them.cant wait to tryout the road 3 Jan 21, 2014
John L: good reviews. street plus occasional track use Dec 17, 2013
jaime h: dig the video reviews Dec 17, 2013
Lisa S: Because I've been employed with Michelin for the past 26 years and I know how durable and well built these tires are and I would recommend these to anyone Dec 14, 2013
Ryan C: Pilot Power 2cts are by far the most confidence inspiring tires I have ever had on any bike I've owned and the new "3's" are even better Dec 3, 2013
Thomas K S: I bought this because Michelin makes the Best tire on the Planet and Revzilla had the price to beat! Nov 18, 2013
Richard D: Always liked Michelin Pilot Powers - gone from standard to 2CT's and so I had to try Power3's! Nov 14, 2013
Jeremy W: I love the original pilot powers and wanted to try the dual compound on the P3's Nov 9, 2013
Chadrick D: I like the aggressive tread pattern, and from what I've read, they give a lot of grip. Oct 27, 2013
russell d: Has 20% more longevity than the pilot power 2 tire plus it will be a good track day tire. Oct 16, 2013
Manuel C: hear that they were much better than the previous and they are. Love riding with them. Oct 14, 2013
Zachary C: read all the reviews and this was the tire for me Oct 9, 2013
Edward B: Had a set of pilot power 2's on my gxxer 600 and they were awesome in both wet and dry! Have since then upgraded recently to an '06 zx10r and decided to get the newer pp 3's since the 2's were awesome and the reviews all say these are even better! I'll be sure to post a true review after throwing about a thousand miles on these through some hard twisties and straights! Oct 4, 2013
Edward K: To match my front tire that recently purchased. Great tire, great price Sep 30, 2013
Kyle K: Due to high performance and long durability on the street Sep 29, 2013
Reyhan D: Best tire in the world, sticky and just pure amazing. my second one. Sep 15, 2013
FRANCK B: This is my preferred brand for tires
And they handle very well wet and dry roads
I will continue to buy Michelin
Sep 4, 2013
Darryl L: I have always been a fan of Michelin tires and the PP3 seems to be even better than its predecessor so it was only logical to me to go with the PP3 for my sport bike. Aug 30, 2013
Dirk K: Great traction and feels much more secure in the rain. Aug 29, 2013
Hao D: As a sportbike track rider, I wanted to ride my street bike "Versys 650" aggressively. These were a great all around choice for me. Aug 28, 2013
George P: R6 forums reccomended pilot power 2ct... pp3's are the upgraded version, at the same price! Aug 27, 2013
jaron p: cause it's awesome Aug 24, 2013
Ahren K: Cause its the best tire out right now! Aug 23, 2013
Matt B: Im a daily commuter and enjoy riding through country roads as well. This tire had great reviews, made by a respected name in the industry and met the criteria I was searching for. It seemed to have that balance between being a good rain tire when needed without compromising too much in other areas and vice versa. Aug 22, 2013
Duane M: These are the best tires I have ever ridden on! I got 9,000 miles out of my first set, 5,000 of which I had a passenger with me. STICKY!!!!!! Aug 22, 2013
michael t: good ratings Aug 16, 2013
A shopper asked: The Power Pure's claim to fame was their lightness. Are the Power 3s lighter, heavier, or the same weight as the Power Pures? Jan 28, 2013
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RevZilla: The light technology in the Power Pure was derived from racing tech and Michelin has decided to retain that for dedicated racing tires rather than for street applications. The Power 3 that replaces the Pure does not have the light tire technology and will be a heavier tire, but has a newly refined dual-compound construction that still provides softer shoulders for cornering, but increases tire stability. Feb 4, 2013
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docshiroma: That was the first thing I noticed going from the Power Pures to Pilot Power 3's was the effort required to flick into turns due to increased rotational mass. The trade off to handling is stability (especially at high speed / cornering#. But so far are more durable #3000+ miles into them on a ZX6 and full tread no signs of heat stress#. My Power Pures only lasted 4000 miles before flattening and hardening to the point a 2mm pebble caused an air leak in the front tire. You won't regret getting these tires. Proper body positioning helps turnins alot #elbows 90 degrees). Apr 25, 2013
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A shopper asked: I have Pilot Powers on my 04 GSXR 750. The rear would need replacement pretty soon but front is pretty good. I am interested in PP3. Can I just change the rear or both front and back have to be changed? I ride almost all the time on street but this year might go to the track once. Thanks. May 12, 2014
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Brandon S: I just changed both front and rear even though the front was still decent (I kept the front just as spare). I'd change both simply to keep wear pattern and wear rate the same, especially if going to the track. Also would be good to keep the same generation tire and not mix and match. If I can remember correctly the ones you have, have different tread to the PP3. Plus it helps to check tire pressure every now and then, because low tire pressure can cause increased wear and low gas mileage. May 13, 2014
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Chris H: You can change just the rear if you so please. Long as you have confidence in that the front tire is in good shape then I would just do the back. I use to go thru 2 rear tires to 1 front. I would mix and match tires to get the best feel out of the front or rear for what I needed it to do. May 12, 2014
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Munish D: Looking at the prorated residual value of the front and not having to mix tires which are two generations apart P -> P2CT -> PP3 I might as well replace both and keep front as spare for just in case. Pilots were single compound whereas PP3 are dial compound. Thanks for your answers. May 14, 2014
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Randy B: I don't see why you would need to change the front tire. Both PP and PP3 are dual compound tires. I am changing my rear tire to a PR3 and keeping the PP3 front tire.
Good luck.
May 13, 2014
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neil a: It should be a problem at all. I know a few people who run the pp3 in the rear because it lasts longer and regular powers in the front for extra grip. May 13, 2014
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Hugues D: You can just change the rear, I did it before. Good luck. May 13, 2014
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Munish D: Thank you guys. rear it is then. May 14, 2014
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A shopper asked: What is the estimated longevity of the PP3 in miles? Apr 7, 2014
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Jose D: Of course mileage depends on your driving style mostly but since this tire uses a soft rubber compound you can expect 10,000 miles tops. Apr 7, 2014
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Philip G: I get about 6000 miles out of a back tire and 12000 miles out of a front tire. Apr 7, 2014
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A s: i haven't put enough miles on to gauge tire wear and riding style / road conditions play a big roll in the life of a tire. what i can tell you is when i decided to replace my old michelin tires i choose grip over miles as i felt the difference between tires models and there miles was to little for me to be concerned with. for me a sticker tire that can also perform well in wet conditions was important and added confidence in my riding. i like the tires and will get them or the newer model when the time comes to replace them. good luck and ride safe. Apr 7, 2014
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Juan R: Have you actually gotten that much mileage out of the pp3 or are you guessing? I think 10,000 miles is a stretch. Long stretch. That'd be very low speed cruising, controlled acceleration, and just commuting locally. If you're pushing this tire,i doubt you'd get that. Just my opinion. Feb 16, 2015
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Lauren B: It depends. If you are touring with a lot of weight or sport riding solo and at what speed. I change my tires every Spring. You may not have to. Apr 7, 2014
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Eddie S: I got around 8-9000 out of the rear on mine. Majority commuting on highway at ~80mph. Oct 14, 2015
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Sol S: I got 6000-7000 on it. A little better than usual. Apr 7, 2014
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Brad H asked: I have about 2800 miles with P3's on my CBR1000rr. My question: Is my air pressure why i'm seeing some cupping at 38lbs
and seems to be heading towards being flat in the middle. its not too bad but I do ride the whole tire and is this just fronm too much commuting time? Should they be kept with lower or higher pressure. Thanks
Jul 11, 2014
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Daniel A: I have these tires and they have performed great. Getting flat in the center is from commuting. These are soft sticky tires, and the trade off is mileage. I have a minor lip forming at the edge of the tread. Even that suggests something about my bike. If you're talking about more excessive cupping, then you should maybe look at you suspension. If you've never adjusted the sag to suit your weight, that could be part of the issue. It can also be caused by improper dampening settings on the shock. Jul 15, 2014
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Daniel A: I have these tires and they have performed great. Getting flat in the center is from commuting. These are soft sticky tires, and the trade off is mileage. I have a minor lip forming at the edge of the tread. Even that suggests something about my bike. If you're talking about more excessive cupping, then you should maybe look at you suspension. If you've never adjusted the sag to suit your weight, that could be part of the issue. It can also be caused by improper dampening settings on the shock. Jul 15, 2014
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Brad H: Thanks I was thinking the same but just wanted to ask. I have tried different adjustments but I couldn't really feel a difference. I know it won't be cheap but what do you think about changing just the rear to Ohlins? Also on another topic; my chain will be ready to change the next time I tighten it. What if any would be the advantage to going with Vortec 520? Alum or steel sprocket? Doesn't this change the speedo as well? Thanks Jul 16, 2014
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Darryl J: I have about 5800 miles on mine at 38-40 psi. More than half of those r commute miles so not sure why your tires are cupping. Flat spot in the middle usually indicates low tire pressure on long commutes. I ride a ZX10r and they r brutal on tires. Jul 15, 2014
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Arrigan H asked: Hi, I'm trying to make a decision about which tire to buy. I mostly commute in the city but accelerate hard when available, and twisty mountain roads once every month. Not much rainy days here. I make about 500miles every month.
Alternatives are:
This PP3,
Pilot Road 4,
Pirelli MT60 RS Corsa
Avon Distanzia SM
I know the last 2 alternatives are very soft and low milage but they look fantastic!
All of them are about 460$ in my country... So what do you recommend?
Oct 20, 2014
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jimmy p: Good street tire, i used them at the track and are pretty good, the super sports with the 3 compounds will handle the twisties better. Oct 20, 2014
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Arrigan H: Thanks! But supersports have much lower tread life right? I need at least 5000 miles from the rear.. Oct 21, 2014
Matt B: I put about 1k miles on mine. I thought it was a decent tire. It wasn't as sticky of a tire as I wanted. I didn't ride hard very often but when I did, there were a few times when I took a turn or leaned hard, it didn't stick as well as my previous rear tire. Worked well in the rain though. Oct 20, 2014
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Arrigan H: Hey Matt thanks for the answer! What was your previous rear tire? Oct 21, 2014
Jamar W: I have always purchased the pilot powers for my bikes, they make good contact with the road, they feel excellent on turns, and if you do ever get caught in the rain, you will have no problem with the tires holding there own Oct 20, 2014
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derrick c asked: Whats the difference between the 73w and 75w? Apr 26, 2014
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Ryan C: They are a code for absolute weight limits. 73w is about 800 lbs limit where 75w is about 850 lbs Jun 20, 2014
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Timothy R: No idea. Jun 23, 2014
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HAROLD V: Sorry, I have no idea. May 1, 2014
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Edgar C asked: What is the estimated longevity of the PP3 in miles? Apr 7, 2014
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Khaled S: It depends on how you ride. It is a soft tire which is great BUT that means much more wear. If you need a 'commuter' tire, it may not be the best option. It wears differently on the sides than the middle. One set usually lasts me 1.5-2 track weekends (3-4 days) in Intermediate. I also can get a 4-day trip to Arkansas from Saint Louis on twisty roads. I would say 1000-2500 miles depending on your style. Apr 7, 2014
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frank t: It depends on the riding conditions and the way you ride, my best guess would be between 8-12 thousand miles. Apr 7, 2014
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frank t: It depends on the riding conditions and the way you ride, my best guess would be between 8-12 thousand miles. Apr 7, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a 2002 Honda Intercepter. I'm looking for a street tire with excellent great and good wear and ride characteristics. Which Michelin tire best fits my needs? Jun 24, 2015
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Antonio N: The Michelin is a perfect balance between durability and performance for me. I do ride on city streets everyday and I corner quite bit. The pilot is not only sticky but also super predictable. Aug 11, 2015
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PHIL D: Pilot power 2 Aug 15, 2015
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A shopper asked: what tire is best for my 2008 Honda cbr , I ride pretty hard and want the gripiest tire possible? Mar 10, 2015
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jimmy p: Depends on what you consider riding hard. It's a good tire over all and the Sipes will help in the wet. I used it for the track, because the supersports were out of stock, it didn't have the total grip i needed for track riding ( and I did crash) and changed back to the supersports once they were in. I will keep these tires for the street tho. In general when its very hot out they tend to get a bit "slippery" when pushed ( thru corners) so again it depends on what kind of Hard riding your planning on. Mar 10, 2015
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Tim A: The Power 3s are very grippy. Pretty good on wet roads too. I have a Superhawk 996 and they handle the torque of the v twin exiting a curve very well! Mar 11, 2015
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A shopper asked: Hi,
Can u tell me what temperature is optimal for this PP3 on the track? I found Pilot power one (street) must have 80 degrease on the rear and 60 degrease on front tire.

Aug 30, 2013
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Eric SStaff: I am not sure about temperatures. However, I was running them at 31F/30R hot at the track and they seemed to hook up well. Due to their profile turn in was a little slower than a sportier tire. Other than that they would be a decent tire for an entry level street/ occasional track rider as the stability at speed and under braking was very good. Sep 24, 2013
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Jeffrey M: Ive heard from a Michelin rep that these tires operate at 150 degrees F. For track use they are best at 30F/28R. Feb 13, 2014
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Jeffrey M: and for street riding go with what is in your owners manual he told me. Feb 13, 2014
A shopper asked: I have the factory dunlop qualifiers on my 2012 R1 and at 4k miles, they are almost gone. Will these PP3 last me longer? Apr 9, 2014
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Edward H: I can tell you that the PP3's will last a bit longer. With the addition of dual compound technology throughout, especially in the center tread, the PP3 is my 1st choice for superior grip and longevity hands down. I've run Dunlop's, Avon's and the PP3's have outlasted all of them. The biggest addition to the PP3 last year was them moving the outer contact patch further towards the center line. I found out quickly during break in that the initial lean angle is more aggresive and responds quicker then it holds longer right up to the sidewall limit. I do recommend to pair these tires as a matched set. I have never had different compounds on either axle, It just makes for an easier set up. The PP3's are very aggressive on track days as well. I had 4 track days on one set and plenty of tread left. Overall I rate these just above Diablo Cors's and the Avon Azaro pro extremes. Great tires. Apr 9, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is the PP3 a radial or bias tire? Apr 8, 2014
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Rick S: It's a radial. It handles very well, and the wear is pretty even. No cupping after a few thousand miles. Apr 8, 2014
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Moises M asked: s there a really big difference between the pilot 3 and the q3 from Dunlop?
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Mar 20, 2014
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Darryl J: I'm not sure about about the Q3's but I ran the Q2's and after 4500 miles on my ZX 10 the rear was shot. I've got about 3000 miles on the PP3's and I haven't seen any noticeable wear yet. Mar 20, 2014
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A shopper asked: Any idea if/when we will be able to get these in a 200/55? i don't want to go below factory spec but i'm keen to try these Sep 24, 2013
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shargiya i: hey it's an amazing tire no lie the best tire's i every owned ..not to sound cocky.. but i was doin 180mph and it hold the ground perfect.and in the rain i didn't feel no slips and i felt very confident and all my friend's runs pp3 and they love it .
no lie best tires .
Sep 24, 2013
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A shopper asked: Can i have the ftont as will i kind wanna change the set!!! ? Jun 6, 2015
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Damian B asked: what size tire should I get for my 2006 gsxr 750 ? front and back Sep 23, 2013
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Eric SStaff: The correct tire sizes for a 2006 GSX-R 750 are 120/70-ZR17 Front and 180/55-ZR17 Rear. I recently used a set of these on my S1000RR with great results. The wore very well on the street and handled two track days with out issue. Pretty impressive for a street tire. Sep 24, 2013
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Darryl L: It looks like the '06 uses a 120/70/17front and a 180/55/17 rear. I would look at your owners manual just to be sure, but most mid size bikes seem to share this front/rear tire size. Sep 23, 2013
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Moises M: s there a really big difference between the pilot 3 and the q3 from Dunlop?
miles average?
Mar 20, 2014
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John B: 120/70 Front -180/55 Rear Sep 23, 2013
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