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Michelin Pilot Power 3 Rear Tires

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.

Features:

  • 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
4.8 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.6 / 5
Features
4.7 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Grip
4.6 / 5
Tread Life
4.2 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Amazing tire for the price you pay!
I have had 2 sets of these tires already. First set went to 8500 miles and second set went to 6500 miles. Why the difference? With the first set, I was getting comfortable with them and also doing alot of communting to work. On the second set I was hitting US 129 3 times a month, making sure i find the best roads around the house, and hitting the twisties every chance I got! Between set one and two, the gain in confidence I had in these tires was amazing. I ride a 2006 GSXR 600 and drag peg on The Dragon! Superb grip, heat up very quickly, and the turn in is quick and smooth! Please try these out if you are needing new tires!
May 15, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
GREAT FOR ROAD & TRACK (Even in the rain!)
I have been running the pilot power 3 (front and rear) on my 2006 Yamaha R6 on the track and on the road. I have gone through a few pairs in the past couple years - especially due to the track time spent on them. However, the tread life is excellent. I can get through several track weekends on fresh ones. I even ran a full day at the track in the rain on them and the treads provided surprising grip in the wet conditions at their limit. Though, DO NOT mistake these for rain tires at the track. They aren't quite that grippy in the wet conditions, but are very good! Dry conditions make it evident at how soft and grippy the outter edge of these tires really are. Highly recommend. Hope this helps!
May 16, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2009 Yamaha YZF-R6
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
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
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
great sport bike tire
This is a great sport bike tire. It is my second one. Last time I replaced both front and back but this time only needed to replace the rear. I have had other michelins before this including pilot power and pilot power 2ct. I got a little more than 3,000 miles on my last rear with hard street riding. Not as much as the 2cts ( more sport touring) I have had but a lot stickier and worth the trade off for a true sport bike.
June 8, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2007 Suzuki GSX-R750
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2012 Yamaha FZ8
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Great tire for the way I ride.
Love this tire.
My bike had a set of Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa from the factory and I never really liked them. They felt slick the whole time and never gave me any confidence. When I got a puncture in the carcass of my rear tire I took the recommendation of my local shop and put a set of these Power 3's on my Street Triple. Once "scrubbed" in I was immediately more comfortable and confident in all conditions. The tires heat up quickly and feel sticky once hot. The grip is so good I even did a track day on these tires! I have about 3500 miles on the tires (including that track day) and the tread is in great shape still. I imagine these tires will last through next summer, no problem.

tl;dr: Great sport tire. Would buy again.
January 3, 2016
Ride:
2014 Triumph Street Triple
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
Mostly used on the street and some track
I am a pretty aggressive rider on the weekends and commute daily to work. Around 50 miles a day, these tires are great, very sticky, very predictable. Been very very happy with them.
May 18, 2015
Ride:
2013 Triumph Daytona 675R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2006 Triumph Speed Triple
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
So far so good
Getting close to 700 miles and I like them so far. I ride street commuting to work and spirited rides on the weekend but they feel planted going into turns. Haven't gotten caught in the rain so can't comment on that yet. Will update the review when I've put more miles on them about the tread life but so far so good.
June 1, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2008 Yamaha YZF-R6
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Best tire I've ridden yet
I bought one of these to replace the squared-off Shinko on my Speed Triple 955i. I live in Seattle, so a good bit of my riding involves hills and wet streets. I've been thoroughly impressed with the grip and performance I get out of this tire. The back feels significantly more planted now, especially in the corners. I'm pretty sold on this as a regular tire, and I'll most likely buy another one to replace it.

A+++, great tire, would buy again.
December 22, 2014
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These tires have been great, even in the rain. Looking forward to purchase these again when the time comes.
Christopher G on Dec 5, 2016
Awesome tires
Richard D on Oct 13, 2016
These tires have been great, even in the rain. Looking forward to purchase these again when the time comes.
Christopher G on Dec 5, 2016
The reviews were exactly what I needed to hear, I previously ran Dunlop Q3's and was happy, but they wore out too soon. Hopefully this tire will stand up to it's reputation.
Pete G on Nov 7, 2016
Awesome tires
Richard D on Oct 13, 2016
Dual compound
Jacob S on Sep 28, 2016
Previous tire was a Pilot Power 1, I was interested in the 2CT, but this PP3 harnesses the same technology as the 2CT, yet has more features comparable to the competition.
Chad M on Sep 20, 2016
I'm replacing the same model. I'm very happy with the Power3 tires. Great grip. Reasonable longevity. The road feel suits me.
Tracy D on Aug 13, 2016
Revzilla reviews.
Mike T on Aug 5, 2016
I was replacing the tire on a used motorcycle and this is the tire already installed.
Kenneth K on Aug 1, 2016
after doing some research found these to be what I needed.
Ashraya K on Jul 26, 2016
friends recommended
reyiiteleco on Jul 22, 2016
Good street tire. Grip is very good and tire life better than stickier rubber
Thomas B on Jun 5, 2016
Reviews from Revzilla really helped narrow the choice down. Michelin Pilot Power 3 wears longer than the Power 2CT.
A S on Jun 1, 2016
I was going to go with the Rosso III but this tire shows it will last just a little bit longer.
Jorel J on May 9, 2016
Its the first non Pirelli tire for my Diavel. Want to see how it works.
Adam H on Apr 7, 2016
recommended by a friend
SpiffyDuckie on Apr 6, 2016
Reviews
Terry H on Apr 1, 2016
Wanted a tire with plenty of grip and would do well in the rain
8corral4sd on Mar 14, 2016
Have used in past.
Matt M on Mar 3, 2016
Best grip in the dry, as well as the rain for a Street tire. Grip is King.
Kapualani K on Mar 1, 2016
Was told about them by a friend
Miguel C on Feb 22, 2016
So I can back it in to turn 12A at Road Atlanta.
MountainCommuter on Feb 11, 2016
these are great street tires that can easily go on track if needed.
Chris O on Feb 11, 2016
Spiderman grip!
Michael C on Nov 27, 2015
after reading tons of reviews. I like what this tires offeres!
Yonathan B on Nov 11, 2015
Great grip
Jose Luis D on Oct 4, 2015
Excellent tire, great traction. Inspires confidence on my R1200R
Antz on Sep 22, 2015
its amazing on the road
GreenShot on Sep 8, 2015
Michelin makes quality items, i wanted a supersport oriented tire that would also give me good mileage
Randy R on Sep 3, 2015
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
Will R on Aug 22, 2015
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.
Clarence S on Aug 3, 2015
Need new tires, best price i could find.
JOSEPH S on Jul 19, 2015
replacement tire for sons fz6 and he has a pilot power 3 on the front.
decent wet weather traction.
mike p on Jun 22, 2015
best tires period
Daniel D on Jun 22, 2015
Needed a new set of tires and wanted to try something new.
Audomaro G on Jun 16, 2015
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.
Jim A on Jun 8, 2015
Best mix of track and street tire
S N on May 22, 2015
holla
justin w on May 15, 2015
need new rubber and your extremely detailed product reviews with anthony helped me narrow my purchase.
Andrei B on May 14, 2015
Solid reviews.
Eduardo I on May 7, 2015
Recommended highly by other riders
Michael A on Apr 17, 2015
Best all around tire for fun street riding
Jason M on Mar 12, 2015
CRASHED MY ZX10R ON DUNLOP ROADSMARTS THEY DIDNT GIVE ME THE CONFIDENCE IN LEANING THE BIKE OVER... READ REVIEWS ON THE PP3'S AND HOW THEY ARE STICKY AND LEFT OTHERS WITH A MORE CONFIDENT LEAN... MICHELIN IS ONE OF THE TOP MANUFACTURERS IN TIRES SO I HOPE IM BUYING INTO MORE THAN JUST THE NAME
Reggie A on Mar 11, 2015
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.
Andrew F on Mar 9, 2015
Birthday gift
Keith M on Mar 6, 2015
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
Joshua M on Mar 4, 2015
Girlfriend made me do it. I was looking at the Pirelli GTs. Hope I did the right thing.
Richard W on Feb 28, 2015
review
carlos c on Feb 22, 2015
Price, quality
Antonio N on Feb 22, 2015
Needed new tires, heard great reviews of these.
Dash C on Jan 24, 2015
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.
John T on Jan 18, 2015
The reviews were exactly what I needed to hear, I previously ran Dunlop Q3's and was happy, but they wore out too soon. Hopefully this tire will stand up to it's reputation.
Pete G on Nov 7, 2016
Dual compound
Jacob S on Sep 28, 2016
The Power Pure's claim to fame was their lightness. Are the Power 3s lighter, heavier, or the same weight as the Power Pures?
A shopper on Jan 28, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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.
What is the estimated longevity of the PP3 in miles?
A shopper on Apr 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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.
A shopper on May 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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
Bama on Jul 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
What is the estimated longevity of the PP3 in miles?
Edgarc711 on Apr 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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?
Arrigan H on Oct 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Whats the difference between the 73w and 75w?
derrick c on Apr 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They are a code for absolute weight limits. 73w is about 800 lbs limit where 75w is about 850 lbs
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?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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.
what tire is best for my 2008 Honda cbr , I ride pretty hard and want the gripiest tire possible?
A shopper on Mar 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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.

Thanks
A shopper on Aug 30, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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.