Michelin Pilot Power 3 Rear Tires
Last season i was riding on PP2. This season i decided to go with the PP3 and wow, im in LOVE. The bike handles perfect, so much grip. the tire warms up very fast. I def recommend these tires.
April 12, 2015
Extremely happy with my selection
Installed these tires about 3 weeks ago and I love them! I feel like I'm riding a completely different bike.
March 17, 2015
This my second rear of this tire. All around I love it, commuting it isn't the best the twisties are amazing with it! I can lean further and more confidently with this than ever with the stock tires, just wish it'd last a little longer in straight lines.
March 9, 2015
After 3 sets
Well... i ride aggressive on the streets and have done about 8 track days on these tires. These tires hold up great, especially for newcomers to the track scene. I was riding michelin 2CT's up till these came out in 2013 and I have rode these since. I now ride a pretty quick intermediate pace on these tires and for the first time thinking i need to move up to a DOT race because these tires finally started hitting there limits and moving all over on me. For track day pressure's i usually run around 26 on the front 28 on the back. that's after they've heated up. Also i dont use warmers, these tires are truly great and hold up. Also worth noting I did a track day on these in the rain, i wasn't exactly dragging my knee, but still held a decent pace and the bike didn't slip once, made me 100x more confident about riding in the rain in general knowing what these tires can do. Just watch out of painted lines in the wet :D. I usually get 5k out of a back tire and usually 2-3 track days. I'd say double that for front.
February 25, 2015
overall a very good tire
I've had this tire for about a 1000 miles on my 2003 cbr600rr. Taken it to 2 track days at somona, its done well for a rider of my skill set. Front tire flexes quite a bit providing good feel so I know what the front is doing.Seems like its gonna last quite a while.
April 6, 2015
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
I absolutely love these tires I will probably never buy any tired but these, Iv hit some pretty high speeds while it was raining (probably not the smartest idea) and these tires have held up great, Iv taken some very sharp corners and felt extremely comfortable and confident. I would recommend these to anyone that wants great long lasting tires that hold up in any condition!!
March 30, 2015
Absolutely sickening grip
I bought these myself and installed them with spoons because I'm a masochist when it comes to working on my bike. I refuse to pay the dealer $40 a tire for install, so I did it myself. So far, these things haven't slipped once, however I only ride on dry days.
Use these rubbahs for anything you need besides birth control they so raw oh snap I be holding them right now you need this shizz. They roll faster than all yo silly behinds on ecstasy hot dang get em while they in season.
No seriously though, I'm impressed. 10/10 customer service, got them one day after my order was placed!
February 4, 2015