Michelin Pilot Power 3 Rear Tires
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
best all around sport touring tire.
got 12000 miles out of the last one on my BMW R1150RT.
July 14, 2014
great tyres. sticky, I like the profile, they didn't cost too much.
I have these tyres on my '98 Ducati 900SS FE. I like to ride the bike fairly hard, but with that said, its always within some frame of safety. these tyros are plenty sticky for hot rodding that moto.
I also have a '96 900SS SP, which is shod in Pirelli Diablo Rosso II.
both great sets of tyres. From what I can tell, the most significant difference is the profile of the tyres. both are great profiles. its seems to me that maybe the Rosso IIs are a touch taller... maybe? somehow in my mind, they seem to be the choice for rougher roads.
however, the Michelins seem to enjoy a little quicker rollover, which is more noticeable on very smooth twisties.
July 14, 2014
more grip than the stock Dunlop. the cross section of this Michelin is more rounded than the flatter Dunlop, which makes them more eager to turn. the Dunlop had more straight line stability. once you get used to that, the bike handles the twisties effortlessly
overall great performer
May 26, 2014
great tire, great wet traction, great grip, if you are a commuter like me, I recommend this tire! PP3
May 21, 2014