Michelin Pilot Power 3 Rear Tires
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
Pilot power 3. They are legit! Can't wait for motogp next year
So I just got these tires mounted. And I must say.. Wow. They say trust your tires... And so off with the oem battlax. No offense to Bridgestone but these michelins are a world of difference. Granted that the old tires had 5k on them, but might as well go with a bit of an upgrade right? The feedback from the tires are great. I can feel the road but not the harshness of our beloved beltway. Anyways. So the grip after the break in period is great. I m already down to .25" to the edge. Get down get down get down! I m not really that aggressive when it comes to the twistys, but these tires really feel great and tame the turns. Wish I could get out on to a track. I need more left. turns. Any way. Power pilots won't disappoint. Revzilla's price and free delivery are totally worth it. If u love your bike and love to ride... The answer is obvious duh.
September 3, 2014
Favorite tire i've ever run
Bought the Power 3 to replace my Road 2, and I love it. Great grip, mileage so far is not as great as other harder compounds, but what else should I expect? It's a little more firm, but still inspires some extra confidence in hard turns. Overall It's a great tire.
September 1, 2014
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
This tire is a great tire. It has awesome traction and feels like a safe ride
September 13, 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