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Michelin Pilot Power 2CT Rear Tires
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Michelin Pilot Power 2CT Rear Tires

Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tires add two-compound technology to the already renowned Pilot® Power range. While 2CT technology originated in MotoGP racing, Pilot® Power 2CT tires are intended for the most demanding sportbike riders, who use their bikes both on the road and for track days. Its tread surface is divided into three separate areas, incorporating two different rubber compounds. This helps provide numerous benefits in terms of dry grip, lean angle, handling and progressive acceleration and braking on wet surfaces.


  • Real Moto GP technology from the tire company that has won 15 consecutive GPWorld Championships
  • 20% softer rubber mix on the edges of the tread yields phenomenal cornering grip
  • Unprecedented lean angles: 51.2 degrees in the dry on Michelin's test track
  • Precise handling and feedback
  • Lap times within 7% of Michelin Moto GP slicks when fitted on Colin Edward's Yamaha Moto GP bike at Malaysia's Sepang circuit in February 2006
  • Track Day tire that is equally at home on the road
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150/60ZR17 66W 1010447 78018 Available: Expect 1-2 business days lead time prior to shipment
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Michelin Pilot Power 2CT Rear Tires 4.7 5 99 99
Good street/canyon riding tire. I got about 2-3 years out of them roughly 6-7000 miles out of them. I rode these tires fairly hard. They handled excellent in dry conditions and did well in wet/rain conditions. Would definitely buy them again. October 12, 2015
Great overall tire. It's been a super great tire. As soon as I put these on my bike I could tell there was just something different about them. Haven't had them long enough to comment on the tread life and haven't had them in the rain to be able to comment on wet traction. Have had riding buddy's that have nothing but good things to say about this tire. August 10, 2015
Transformed my Buell XB9R Always figured my Buell was an "average" handling sport bike because of its quazi-harley heritage. After getting tired of tweaking the suspension settings and not seeing much improvement to the bike's handling, I purchased a set of Mich 2CT's. Night and Day transformation! Wow...it was like being on a brand new bike. The bike feels planted and the feedback through the tires is stellar. The rock solid grip just begs to lean the bike hard in the corners. The more severe the lean angle the greater the grip. 500 miles on them now - Best few hundred bucks I've ever spent on my cycling enjoyment! August 9, 2015
Great tires Love these tire it has great road feel and traction. September 14, 2015
Good track and street tire Did my first track day with them and they heated up nicely and provided plenty of grip and feedback. I would guess that I should be able to get around 5-6 track days out of them. July 19, 2015
Great buy! This is an awesome tire. Just got them in my bike last week and it feels awesome. I feel almost glued to the pavement. Great grip while turning July 13, 2015
Love this tire!!! Wet traction, outstanding!! Grip is superb for aggressive road riding!! As long as they make this tire it will be on my bike. July 13, 2015
Not a great street tire I had these tires on my '09 ZX6R for ~450 miles, so I can't say much about the longevity of the tire. What I can do is compare it to the Battlax Bt-016's that were on the bike prior to these. Overall maximum grip in the dry when warm was very good. However, this is about all I can say in the positive. The tires had ZERO feel to them, were hopeless when cold (under 55 degrees Fahrenheit). In the damp/wet, they were treacherous if it was cooler than 70 out. Combine this with the utter lack of feel, and I have to say I hated these. I'd compare them to the race tires I've run on race cars back in the early '00's (prior to the Toyo RA-1)- great grip, but utterly knife-edged at the limit, which was terribly low on these in certain conditions. I totaled my bike on these tires on a slightly damp, unlit corner on my morning commute. I hit a bit of oil, and had no indication of loss of grip until I felt the bike going sideways- no tire communication whatsoever. I obviously do not blame the bike for the oil, or for the down, but I am certain that with a more communicative tire, I might have had a few extra milliseconds to react, and those might have made a difference. Overall, I'd never recommend these to a street rider. I never got to track the bike with these, but I don't think I would have been very confident with them. There are FAR better options for the money! June 6, 2015
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Michelin Pilot Power 2CT Rear Tires
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
michael a: These Tires are the perfect set for R1 for Street Riding Oct 20, 2015
Doug T: I ridden several different branded tires, I do like the Michelin product and thought I try the 2CT compound vs the standard Pilot Power. I also like that you don't have to scrub these in. Oct 6, 2015
Richard R: I hope to get better ware than I did from the 3. Oct 5, 2015
Gabriel H: Have heard great things about this tire, how it handles and has long thread life. We shall see and very excited. Sep 28, 2015
Cameron S: Michelin Tires are Awesome Sep 21, 2015
Michael O: Watch the video on revzilla on bike life mass members who have used the tire had all good things about the tire Aug 4, 2015
Gregory S: My first set never failed me. Jul 16, 2015
robert o: I have a set of these on my bike right now and have ridden over 9500 miles on them to include 6k cross country in rain, excessive speed (75-90 MPH) most of the time, and back roads of the Carolinas, TN, and GA. Jul 15, 2015
shakeel i: This is my 3rd pair of 2ct i just love everything about this series.highly recommend to everyone. Jul 10, 2015
Alan T: read good reviews on these Jul 7, 2015
Amy M: good supermoto tire, from what I've heard. Great price. May 26, 2015
John M: No Slippin on the curve May 24, 2015
J F: it's the best tire for me. May 15, 2015
Steven S: based on online reviews May 3, 2015
Margaret G: because I wanted too!! Is that ok with you??" Apr 29, 2015
Michael K: this tire for the money has it all. I loved the tire the first time I got it and now its going on the bike again. Apr 28, 2015
Thomas S: Best tires in m opinion Apr 22, 2015
Michale R: Because I already have a front tire that is a Michelin Pilot Power 2CT that I purchased last summmer. When one or both of these tires wears out, I will upgrade to the Michelin Pilot Power 3's which have longer lives! Apr 17, 2015
Stephan A H: worked well previously on every bike I've used it on Apr 14, 2015
Elvis N: Needed a new rear tire. Heard good things about this product. Apr 13, 2015
ALBERTO R: I always use this tire for my Yamaha R1, It's true it is soft in the center but runs very good.

Mar 29, 2015
Ryan H: previously bought pilot power 1 tires, loved them, friends recommendation and for the added compound in the middle of the tire, to help with normal wear Mar 25, 2015
Tyson J: Heard good things Mar 19, 2015
Mark B: An awesome deal never got this rear tire at such a low cost was going to go for Pilot Power 3 but will next time. Mar 9, 2015
Philip B: Friend recommendation Mar 6, 2015
Joseph R C: greater stability at tighter lean angles Mar 6, 2015
Srdjan M: Good price Mar 2, 2015
Geramy A: Run these tires on my k5. Great ride, good grip, and they look great Mar 1, 2015
Michael B: wanted to try something new for my 2014 yamaha R1. Plus I heard good things about them Feb 12, 2015
Jacob I: Rode this tire on a friend's GSX-R and it felt like I was super glued to the ground. Also the reviews on this site were very good Jan 23, 2015
John M: Good choice for a daily rider who may go to the track once or twice. Jan 9, 2015
Tyler G: A trusted friend recommended the Pilot 2CT as a great tire at a fair price. After doing my own research, I agreed that these tires are great quality while not breaking the bank. Excited to throw them on my bike and see how they handle! Oct 27, 2014
Chase B: Past experience with Michelin tires and your video review. Oct 24, 2014
william e: Used previously. Oct 9, 2014
Nelson C: I chose this tire,simply because ,it never let me down. Oct 4, 2014
C B: love this tire, you slide and it catches. Sep 26, 2014
B A: already have a set on my bike and they have excellent reviews Sep 4, 2014
Noel C: Have always used these Sep 1, 2014
Vernon R: I've always rode power pilots Aug 4, 2014
Bryon T: my 3rd rear,, good tire in wet or dry,, Ive abused these tires on my aprilia ,, they work good enough to buy another full set! if Jul 22, 2014
Lenny W: Have a set on my R6 currently, they're great. Jul 17, 2014
james w: picked this as a replacement for the tires that I'm already running on my '05 ZX12r. Jun 27, 2014
C A: Reviews Jun 27, 2014
Artem C: $110 dollars cheaper than local Yamaha dealer for the same exact item... Jun 19, 2014
Carl H: word of mouth. I needed some tires asked around and was told these were the best ones to get Jun 9, 2014
Alan P: i currently have these tires on my 2003 ZRX1200R with over 9000 miles on them.. I'm more than happy with there quality.. Jun 9, 2014
Tim L: had the same tire on the bike before, like them and they get great revires May 31, 2014
Kyle E: Great tire, definetely gave me more confidence when leaning the bike far over and held up for about 6k to 7k miles! May 28, 2014
Charles B: Dog toy May 17, 2014
Curtis A: Recommended as a top rain tire (street for me but apparently good for track too) Apr 26, 2014
Brian G: I needed new ones Apr 18, 2014
Jesse C: I have been using this tire since it came out and it is great for my riding style. Apr 14, 2014
Julie S: We needed new tires and your prices are good. Mar 14, 2014
Taylor W: friend has them on his bike and they feel great Feb 15, 2014
William H: Best tire, best price. Zilla rulz ! Feb 4, 2014
cory s: already have one and its great Jan 7, 2014
Eddie G: Best choice between longevity and performance... Oct 5, 2013
Steven T: Sounded good. Oct 1, 2013
tim d: I have 2007 yamaha fz1000. a real wheelstander! and this is the only tire i have found that really puts the power to the ground! warms up quick. as for mileage? i ride very aggresive! so i usually get about 5000 miles out of a rear tire: you wont be dissapointed with this tire. I HIGHLY REC. THIS TIRE TO ANYONE who wants to get off there bike w a smile. Sep 25, 2013
calan s: Very cheap in comparison to my prices in my home town and should be alot longer tire compaired to the one season of riding in on the pilot power that didnt last too long in center of tire. Sep 3, 2013
Christopher H asked: How does this tire perform in wet conditions? Oct 22, 2013
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Jeffrey A: Hi Chris,
Sorry for the late and probably irrelavent answer by now but I honestly haven't ridden these tires in rain/wet conditions. Damp conditions yes and I would give them a very good rating, however when it's raining/wet pavement I tend to dial it back anyway. In dry conditions these tires in my opinion are also very good. The Power 2ct's are also suppose to be a longer lasting tire. I wasn't much impressed with that. I got less that 4000 out of the rears. Keep in mind a tire's mileage soely depends on riding style. The more aggressive you are with engine braking and accelerating you can expect to get less mileage out of your tires. I consider myself a "Spirited" rider but certainly not a knee dragger.
Franklin, TN
Nov 2, 2013
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joshua v: This tire has performed well for me in the wet. I feel a lot more confident with these then i did my previous bridgestones. I babied them at first in the rain before i realized how well they actually performed.I would say i could drag a knee if there any good roads on my route when its raining Sep 2, 2014
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HAROLD V: Great.. I am fairly aggressive in the wet also. But most of my commute is highway for 40 miles each way. I have been using this particular tire for a few years and I ride in Maryland all year long. This is with temps between low 20s and low 100s. No problem with this temp range. Oct 23, 2013
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MUCIO L: Very good, highly recommend Oct 22, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is this a front and rear tire package for the listed price? Mar 11, 2012
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ppzx6r: This is just the rear 180 tire, already had the front pair. As for the price, I didn't buy from Revzilla and prices have changed a bit. I don't remember exact pricing at the local moto shop but remember paying close to $190 total which includes installation. Nov 24, 2012
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Greenzx10: You have to add both your front tire size and rear tire size to the cart then you will get the total for every thing Jul 9, 2012
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RevZilla: The Michelin Pilot Power 2CT Tires are sold individually, not as a pair. This applies to all tires. May 2, 2012
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Sean M: No just front tire. May 28, 2012
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A S asked: Hello there,
I need to buy rear tire for my 2009 Yamaha R6 and I am thinking between Michelin Pilot Power 2CT Rear Tire and Michelin Pilot Road 2 Rear Tire. I dont go on race track, i am just ridding for fun.
Can You please, tell me more about difference between these two tires and which one would you recommend?

Thank You, Milan
Nov 8, 2013
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Jeromy C: Having ridden both of these tires on my 02 zx6r, I can tell you that it was very hard to tell the difference. Both have great turn in, and can be ridden pretty aggressively. Theoretically the Power has better grip and heats up quicker, but it for sure has less life.

I did have a low speed lowside on the Road. Did I screw up the corner? was my tire cold? Would the Power have made a difference? I really can't say, but I have decided not to compromise, I ride for deep corners so I get the tire that is best for that, the Power. If I was ridding for distance I would get the Road 2.

So the question is what do you want to do with it? If you ride to ride hard and are scrubbing off your chicken strips get the Power, if you are going the distance, commuting or just tootling around, get the better miles from the Road.
Nov 8, 2013
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Winston Y: The 2ct will have more grip than the road 2. But you will get more miles out of the road 2. I suggest the road 3. Pretty good side grip and long lasting core. I've got about 8k on mine and probably will go to 10k. I ride a busa Nov 9, 2013
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Fredrick H: The 2ct will stick better to the road but the road 2 will last longer. They are both good tires and if you do aggressive sport riding I would go with the 2ct. Nov 11, 2013
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A shopper asked: hey i have a ninja 300 with a 140 rear tire, I'm looking for a 180 rear tire 17 inc, there is anyway i could do this upgrade? idont want a bigger ride with big tire, i totally fine with mine, any suggestions? Aug 21, 2015
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Vincent W: Keep the 140 size! Sometimes you can fit a slightly wider tire on the stock rim, but I wouldn't recommend it (I've tried sizing up from a 160 to a 170 before). It pinches the tire and changes the tire profile. This will usually have negative effects on the handling. Definitely wouldn't recommend putting a 180 on the stock rim because that sounds dangerous. The 140 is sized appropriately for the Ninja 300 and you shouldn't find yourself overpowering the stock rear size. Plus, bigger tires are heavier, so you'll find that the bike would respond slower. A much heavier tire would feel sluggish. A 140 will work best! Sep 8, 2015
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Blake R: Im not so sure about compatibility to be honest but I can tell you that I love these tires and would highly recommend them to anyone that asked. I've had three of them on my GSX-R 1000 they are very sticky which is great for cornering and they performed fantastic in the rain as well...hope this helps. If they fit buy one you wont have any regrets. Aug 22, 2015
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A shopper asked: In the example above:
51 Manufactured during the 51st week of the year
07 Manufactured during 2007
Jan 20, 2012
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Chris K: We don't have a way of checking the age of the tires prior to shipment, however, we have a high turnover rate on Michelin tires, so chances are very slim that you would receive something more than a year old. Jan 31, 2012
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Greenzx10: The tires were made the 51's week of 2007 if the dot it 5107 Jul 9, 2012
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A shopper asked: Is the 2ct a 4 ply tire? Feb 20, 2015
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Jeffrey A: Great tire!! Grips well. I believe I got 4000 miles on the rear. I have gone to the pilot road 2 since. Feb 20, 2015
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