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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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Michelin Pilot Power 2CT Rear Tires 4.8 5 84 84
Always great service I just bought some new tires for my GSXR 600, the price was awesome I paid about $120.00 less than the store price for both my tires quick and free shipping love the service and live REVZILLA. March 16, 2015
Great tire at a great price! Track day tire that's also great on the street and in wet conditions March 16, 2015
Great tire as expected from Michelin Always like to review after much use... I bought these tires mid season last year and was immediately impressed with the tire. By comparison, Ive had dunlop Q2s and a brand called Maxis I cant really find anywhere (not bad, but certainly just a cheap tire for a commuter, not great for hard cornering). This tire immediately inspired confidence in the corners, very responsive as well I got great feedback from this tire while leaned over. grip is great, wet and dry. Rode on absolutely soaked roads after a storm in VT (very bumpy roads which are sketchy in wet) and never felt any lack of grip. Tread life looks like what you'd expect from Michelin. rode around 2000 mi on this tire and will get almost another full season out of it (4-5k) these offer better grip than the Q2s IMHO and would recommend to anyone looking for a tire that hugs. March 16, 2015
oK product Ive had a set of these on my sport touring. I traveled from Utah to the tail of the drag, the long way around, 100 Miles from completion of the trip, the back tire was down to the cord . I figured iI got about 7k+ out of the back tire. I had the bike loaded and tried to keep tire pressure cconstant but I expected a bit more milage out of these. The handle great for the most part. I purchased another pair not cause I'm sold on the tire but revzilla had a smoking deal on the 2CT's. Great handling, average longevity March 9, 2015
Great tire! Use this on a CBR600RR. Great traction on the road in both dry and wet conditions. This is the second set...will buy a third when the time comes! January 22, 2015
She's a performer So I couldn't give this tire a full five starts due to the fact that it's a highly consumable tire. That is, she's waxed after about 2,500 decent miles. I also can't say it's any better or worse than then my previous set of Sportmax Q2's though (which were cheaper). The 190 profile with that tread pattern does looks gnarly out back! (can you guess what parking lot I'm in? haha) December 16, 2014
Already awesome I bought this tire 2 days ago already like it and broke it in (100miles on it). Took some turns faster than I did on my 650 surprised me considering the nimbleness of a 650cc twin vs my Z1000 I have now. It hooks up way better than my Q3 did. No sliding in turns like the Q3. Rode in the slimy dew covered roads this morning no issues. I love it. Feels even more planted than my PP3s did. This weekend I am going to test the grip sideways under more power. But I don't hink it will drift like the Q3. I did a 100+ turn last night no issues and almost no squirm. November 25, 2014
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Michelin Pilot Power 2CT Rear Tires
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
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: In the example above:
51 Manufactured during the 51st week of the yea
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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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
150/60ZR17 66W 1010447 78018 Out of Stock
160/60ZR17 69W 270446 01981/1981 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
180/55ZR17 73W 270445 26213 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
190/50ZR17 73W 270444 12513 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
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