Michelin Pilot Power 3 Rear Tires
not commuter friendly
this tire might be great for the twisties but...
unfortunately i do not live by a lot of bends and turns i used this tire to mostly commute to work and back on the highway, the tire feels good in the turns i do take however the tire did not last as long as i had hoped
today i ordered a new back tire after about 4900 miles mostly spent around 80mph i am into the low tread tab and then some, by the time my new tire gets here i will have about 5300 miles on the tire and it will be completely shot
after my experience commuting on this tire and my research into a new tire both online and at the dealership i use i have set my eyes on the pilot road 4 which is a better tire all around even at a higher price, i myself ordered the gt since i am heavier and i ride with my wife on the back sometimes
i ride a 2011 r1
May 22, 2015
I used to run with q2 then q3 and then moved to 2ct then the pp3.. and I can say they are a bit more pricy than the q3's but if you want a step up from the q3 these are really great tires. the dunlops are a bit rounder than the pp3 and you have to fight the q3's a bit compared to these tires although the q3 does have a longer life than these tires! so to summarize it if you want great life and great grip get the q3 and can't beat that price if you have extra mola! they get the pp3 it does have a shorter life but better grip and bit more pricy.
May 22, 2015
Mostly used on the street and some track
I am a pretty aggressive rider on the weekends and commute daily to work. Around 50 miles a day, these tires are great, very sticky, very predictable. Been very very happy with them.
May 18, 2015
Last Michelin I'll ever buy.
I used to was a big fan of Michelin tires. I run 2ct's, Pure's on my bikes and I liked them. PP3 didn't really impressed me. Slides and slips a lot. I tried every pressure nothing seemed to work. Also cupping occurred and a weird wear pattern where the two compound meet it's created a ridge on side of the tire. Michelin rep says it's due to low tire pressure. Funny thing is I always have run the same pressure on other tires and never had any issues. My suspension is set up for my weight, riding style and is a pretty decent unit. (Ohlins) As far as wear it's ok most likely won't find out how long will last. I'll will chuck them to the trash bin before that. I wont even give them away I'm afraid someone will get hurt.
May 6, 2015
I love this tire!
This tire is fantastic, if it slips from anything on the road, they bike back down and grip like a fiend. I love these tires, they are 10 fold better than the tires my bike came with from the factory.
May 4, 2015
this tire sucks...
I have been racing for over 6 years with the 2CT tire. I even have 3 sets in stock in my garage. My buddy bought the pp3 and highly recommended,so i bought a set. I ran 32/32 psi cold set. Right of bat i noticed. The rear tire is too round, my bike steers almost to quick. And the tire has really hard sidewall. I dont really race in the wet so i dont care if the pp3 is 4 sec quicker. I unmounted. And gave them away.
April 17, 2015
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
I log a lot of highway miles but also like to romp around in some twisties when I have the time. The PP3's are the best of both worlds, I have a rear PP3 as well and they boost my confidence on the road tremendously. As always would love to spend less per tire, but you cant argue with the build quality.
May 7, 2015