Michelin Pilot Power 3 Rear Tires
Excellent all round tire
This is it! I installed these as my first set of tires that I changed on my Triumph Street Triple. OEM tires were Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa. Great tires too but very short life and hence a little bit expensive.
My riding is commuting to work and weekend rides in the twisties. Pirelli's were great but developed a flat spot very fast due to the commute. The Michelin Pilot Power 3s are better on all the fronts
- Longer life: Harder center compound and hence you don't develop the center flat spot that fast.
-Great grip: The rubber compound on the side is very soft and sticky providing tremendous traction when you are leaning hard. The rubber gets hot very fast too. Very confidence inspiring. These would be great on track too.
-Cost: They start at lower cost (as compared to OEM Pirellis) and last longer. Hence lower cost of ownership.
If you are looking for an all round tire. This is it!
October 29, 2014
Good for 3 season riding but not for the twisties
I've had the tires for about 3 months now and have loved the traction on wet surfaces. Even on the hot summer days I thought the tires would grip better than my old metzlers but I still feel loose in the corners. Maybe I don't have them broke in yet but I'm not 100% confident yet with them. I'm riding a gsxr750 usually on back country roads.
October 27, 2014
Excellent all around tire
After someone had suggested these tires to me, I decided to do some research and ended up buying them. Previously had the stock Battle Axes on the Ninja 650 and the ride has significantly improved. Wet pavement is nearly unnoticeable and soft shoulders provide a well-planted feel in the turns. Now over 3k miles on them and still holding up just fine. No discoloration, flat spots, or uneven wear.
October 6, 2014
total confidence in this fantastic wet weather tire on my KTM 690 Duke
October 6, 2014
Having taken these to the track and through the twisties I have to say the grip is amazing, especially on the faster corners my bike feels like it's connected to the road by rails, I took these tires to the track having never gotten my knee down and always having been afraid of leaning and in my groups first instructor session I got my knee down, dragged footpeg and set a really good (mid pack intermediate) lap time.
I'm riding a 2007 Ninja 650r, On the track I ran 28f/28r and that worked really well for me, I've left them at that pressure for fun and once the tires heat up (which is really quickly) It almost feels like I'm riding the bike through water because of how stuck to the road it feels even straight up.
Amazing tires, I would recommend them
September 26, 2014
I have a full set on my 2012 ZX10R and I have to say I love these tires. Great for the highway or the track. You will not be dissapointed.
September 22, 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
2004 Honda 599. Great tire so far. Excellent wear and grip. No slipping at all. Running factory recommended air pressures values.
October 20, 2014