Michelin Pilot Power 3 Rear Tires
These tires are awesome. Great looks and grips amazing. Going lower and faster all the time. This is the best tires I've had so far.
August 8, 2014
Not a good tire for me
They never felt good to me. Not even fresh on the bike. I wore out the sides pretty fast. After that they were just terrible. My bike was pulling to the left real bad. I thought I needed some front end work until I put the new tires on.
July 22, 2014
Great tire, low mileage
Bike: 2013 CBR 1000RR
I purchased this tire with high hopes, coming from the 2CTs on a 07 1krr I WAS brand loyal to michelin.
I installed the 190/55/17 tire at 500 miles. I am now at 3500 miles and i just hit my wear bars. These tires are great in terms of grip and general feel, unfortunately the mileage is horrible. These are advertised to run with a tread life 20% better than the 2CTs, so far this has not been true. I want to try a second set, but I don't want to drop the money on a rear that may not run as long as its predecessor.
I hope Michelin rectifies this as I have spoke with other riders who experienced the same thing. May try after a few more months of the tire being on the market, but as of now I will have to swap manufacturers.
PS - this is all street miles, I have not tried this tire out on the track yet, and unfortunately will not get the opportunity to.
July 18, 2014
great tire / highly recommend it
The tire warms up very quickly!! I run 35psi on front and 33psi on back wheel (cold) for street riding. Track days get dropped by 5 psi. The grip is predictable and always there. Knee on the ground and rolling on/off the throttle was surprisingly responsive. Very pleased with the product, last sets were the 2CT.
July 18, 2014
Great sport tire!
I LOVE these tires. The turn in is great, the grip in every area is fantastic. They also warm up relatively quickly. I've gotten on the throttle a little too quick out of a corner and there's a nice controlled slide and they come right back in line. VERY confidence inspiring.
I have minimal wet experience with them but when I did I never felt any slippage and was very comfortable in the wet with them.
My only gripe is tread life. I do ride a 115hp V-twin so it's expected that the rear tire is not going to get 10k miles. However, I got about 5k and I was down to the wear bar. Most of my miles are also split between canyon and highway so it's not a commuting tire, for sure.
July 1, 2014
Coming from Dunlop Roadsmart 2's these offer MUCH more grip in turns and easy turn ins. Confidence in the tires is much higher resulting in confidence on the road.
June 30, 2014
Better grip is an understatement
I was running Battle Axes before putting PP3s on both front and rear and what a difference (2010 Ninja 650R). You can feel an immediate improvement in cornering. The softer shoulders on the tires make you one with the pavement. Although I try to avoid riding in wet conditions, just got caught out in the rain the other day and the tires held their grip like it was completely dry. I can't speak to whether these are the best option out there, but I certainly don't have anything bad to say about them. 10/10 would buy again. Have nearly 1,000 miles on them already and there is no discoloration. Also, the little rubber nubs on new tires are mostly still there, even in the middle of the tread which speaks volumes to the quality of rubber on these things.
July 28, 2014
So far so good...
I'll admit I let my last front tire go longer than I should have. So when it was past time I bought this tire. I have been very happy with the Pilot Road on the back and since my front tires get a good amount of life out of them I went with the softer/stickier Pilot Power for the front. I've got less than 500 miles so far but it is working great so far.
July 28, 2014