Michelin Pilot Power 3 Rear Tires
Noticeable difference!! highly recommended!!
I read about this tire in other reviews, and decided to try it. I wasnt expecting a big change compared to the power pure, but i was nicely surprised!! This tire is awesome! I cant comment much on tread life or wet traction at this point, but I can tell you that the tire heats up quickly and the bike feels more stable. I've felt more comfortable leaning the bike with the tire response from the PP3's!! I've already recommended this tire to my friends, and we'll probably buy again in 5-6K miles!
November 18, 2013
I don't have a lot of miles yet, but it is certain that the PP3 is a much improved tire over the PP2CT it replaces. Tire squirm over longitudinal groves and pavement patches and irregularities is gone. Also when powering out of corners traction is solid, without the rear doing that little dance.
I mounted and balanced the tire myself. Carcass is a lot stiffer than the 2CT, but went on with no problems (I do not have a tire changer). The tire is nearly perfect in balance as the balance point and the amount of weight was nearly identical to the wheel alone.
I was caught in a small shower, enough to soak the very fresh asphalt, so fresh the there was white foam on the road.
The tires felt planted with no perceived slipping. That said the road was straight, so really not a good test. The white foam did give cause for concern.
I did not rate the tread life and wet grip as those are unknowns so far.
Had considered a sport touring tire to try and get a bit more miles out of the rear tire as there are a lot of straight roads between the twisties here. The PP3 is claimed to give better mileage than the 2CT. If I don't get 5k miles with the PP3 I'll go with a PR3 or Roadsmart II next time.
November 7, 2013
good track tire
I put this on my bike instead of the other power 3 with the shorter tread. It was very good but i did get a little mid corner sliding. To be fair it was towards the end of the season and the days weren't as hot as mid summer but it wasn't terribly cold either. BUT overall i did have confidence in the tire and the longer tread looks like would be better for the wet.
November 5, 2013
I upgraded from the original Power series to the power 3, and these are tons better! I feel much better when cornering and it feels like I'm riding on rails going around corners. I've not had them long enough to see tread life, but the actual tire itself is superb.
November 4, 2013
The best dual compound from michalin
This tire is excellent! I'm thrilled with my purchase. The dry grip is the best I have felt. Put knees down no problem! Wet traction is flawless it feels like the ground is dry almost! I replaced both tires with pilot power 3's about 1500 mile back and I will probly buy another set for once these are worn out. I cannot yet comment on tread life. Although they still handle and look new.(I don't do burnouts with these tires ;) ) The old rear piolet power 2 was roasted off however lol sorry michalin.
November 3, 2013
The lovely smell of Michelin
I have a couple thousand miles on these tires now and I love them! Definitely a huge improvement over the factory Dunlops that were on the bike originally (SV650 S). Real good feel and so far pretty good tire wear. I'm not the most aggressive rider so the edges are still fairly fresh, though when I do lean it close to the (my) limit, the grip is confidence inspiring. Who knows...maybe I'll won't end up with chicken strips...maybe. As for wet traction...wouldn't know...I live in SoCal, it doesn't rain here.
October 31, 2013
Michelin keeps making great tires!
Since 2002 I've been running with Michelin tires. I currently ride a 2006 CBR1000RR. I just purchased my second set of Power 3's. Overall it's a great street tire with great mileage near 5,000 miles. I was never able to get this kind of mileage from other tires so I paid a little more. Overall I do miss the higher profile of the Power Pure. Those tires had quicker turning at speed. Overall these tires really grip as you roll on the throttle out of a turn. No loose traction what so ever. I run the tire pressure at 34 front 40 rear.
October 29, 2013
Love this tire, heats up quickly and sticks to the road like glue. I've put almost 6000 miles on the tire and still looks new, will definitely be buying the same tire when this one is worn.
Rode in a lot of rain this summer and this tire had great traction even in the pouring rain.
October 28, 2013