Michelin Pilot Power 3 Rear Tires
Tire slips alot
I have just over 1000 miles on this tire. It doesn't show any wear yet. The tire slips a lot regardless of the conditions on every ride, even when not pushing very hard. In contrast, I have very rarely had any other tire slip. I'll be going back to something else next spring, whether or not these tires are worn out.
November 23, 2014
Much better than stock tires
I put over 5000 miles on the Bridgestone Battlax tires that came with my 2009 Monster 1100. I don't ride too aggressively, but even I can tell that these tires have more grip. I avoid wet riding, and only have about 1000 miles on these tires, so I can't comment on those categories. I was about to go with the Diablo Rosso II's, but these went on sale. I am very glad I got these. A fellow Monster rider bought the Diablo Rosso II's and he got less than a couple thousand miles out of them.
November 5, 2014
Great set of tires
Man, what a difference. Replaced the OEM B/Ss with these. Improved handling, grip & confidence wet or dry. These should have been the original fitment on the FZ-09.
October 31, 2014
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
Best tire for an aggressive everyday rider.
Had bridgestones on my bike before these and im not even close to regretting my decision. I feel like there are no other tire in its group that handle as well in the wet as these do. They warm around the same amount of time as the others do. The treadlife on the tires are better than the bridgestones in this category too. only put a little over 3000 on the front but there hasn't been any signs of degrading like i've experienced before. All in all i love this tire.
November 18, 2014