Michelin Pilot Power 3 Rear Tires
Very good tires
My bike rides very smooth and feels just like brand new
May 13, 2013
I have had this rear tire for about 300 miles. First impression is that it is significantly better than what I had. Excellent grip through turns and in straight line. I 100% drive this on the street so I'm not launching hard but I do lean pretty heavy into turns.
Tread life appears to be good. It still looks brand new after 300miles. I can't speak on the wet traction since I try to not take it out when conditions are wet.
May 6, 2013
These are perfect tires. They grip better than my old Pilot Powers and are supposed to last 20% longer too. I got around 10,000 miles out my old tires so these should technically last 12,000 miles. Not bad considering that I'm throwing 160hp to them.
May 2, 2013
I recently put on a fresh pair of Power 3s and they are amazing! I have 1000 miles on them and already know I'll be getting another pair of these when my currents go bad, which probably won't be for a long time. After 1000 miles it still looks like a new tire (no chicken strips either lol). They warm up very quickly and are super sticky. Very confidence inspiring in the twisties. I've only done a 20min in town ride during some lighter rain and had no problems and felt like I was riding on a dry day. I havn't had either tire break loose in any condition yet. Love these tires!
Also I had never ordered tires online before and was slightly weary, but revzilla delivered quickly and neatly with some crisp tires!
April 29, 2013
Best michelin yet
I've been through 4 sets of tires on my zx10r the stock battlex tires didn't grip very good and wore out in the first 1500 miles I put on bike. I then tried the mch pilot power which was a great tire and got about 3000 miles out of them. Next tried the 2ct hoping for a better tire but it fell short of the regular pilot it didn't grip and much and only lasted like 500 miles more which isn't worth the loss of grip for. I now am running the new power 3 and as of now it is the best gripping tire I've had it grips so good in wet and dry and the stability in the corners is amazing!!!! As far as milage I don't know but if it last 4000 I would be amazed. The traction control on my bike doesn't kick in near as much now in the wet and dry.
April 29, 2013
Best overall choice
I am partial to the Michelin line of sport bike tires (this makes my fourth set). I've tried the pilot power 2ct and power pures. First off what makes the Pilot Power 3's better than the Pilot Power 2CT is the shape or carcass of the tire. I had absolutely no chicken strips left on the right side which is concerning since I wasn't IMO leaned excessively. Both had similar handling when raining. As a daily commuter in South Texas on a ZX6R all my previous tires had hardened from too many heat cycles before quite reaching the indicators and had a puncture from a pebble. The Power Pures exhibited excellent "flickability" I could turn in effortlessly. On the other hand I only got 4000 miles out of the tires. I am about 3000 miles into my Pilot Power 3's and there is no sign of tread wear or flat spotting even after several road trips and aggressive riding. As always Michelin tires are easy to mount if you change them yourself. Will continue to use .
April 25, 2013
The best got better
Used PP2s for the last couple years, best tire I've used. Saw these came out and had to buy them. Glad I did.
Grip - INSANE. Had them installed, took the bike out for a spin in 30 degree weather. 5 minutes later they were warm, even popped a wheelie and the rear didn't slip. Lots of confidence throwing the bike into corners.
Tread life - I used to get around 5k out of the PP2s, if I get that with these I will be happy. These are sport tires, not sport-touring.
Wet traction - Great. Feel safe in the rain, rear stays planted.
As a bonus, the tread looks pretty rad.
April 16, 2013
Could not rate the threadlife or wet grip only had on a week but this is great tire.. Just like revzilla said in the video!!!!!
April 15, 2013