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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.

Features:

  • 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
  • Track Day tire that is equally at home on the road
4.8 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.7 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Grip
4.8 / 5
Tread Life
4.3 / 5
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
150/60ZR17 66W 1010447 78018 Available: Requires 1-5 business days lead time prior to shipment
160/60ZR17 69W 270446 01981/1981 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
180/55ZR17 73W 270445 26213 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
190/50ZR17 73W 270444 12513 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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4.8 / 5.0
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4.3 / 5
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5 / 5
6 CALLERS AHEAD OF US JIMMY
GREAT TIRE !
! MADE ME INVISIBLE TO COPS!
ADD 25+ HORSEPOWER!
CHICKS DIG IT !
March 23, 2015
Ride:
2010 Yamaha YZF-R1
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
3 / 5
Soft tire, excellent grip
I didn't purchase this tire from Revzilla, but look forward to make a big purchase for track day; thanks to their #1 service!

This set of 2cts is one of few excellent sets that offer the best riding experiences. A lot has changed since switching from the stock Dunlops; like stepping in to a different universe.
Improved handling; IMO my zx6r is much more sensitive now than before. It doesn't take much effort in fact none to lean through cornering. Increase confidence; I was always cautious before entering a corner, almost afraid that I might lose the back end. I've made some mistakes but the 2cts are somewhat forgiving because of that softer compound on the sides and they stick well. Once or twice now I was coming through a corner and suddenly had to slow down. Well, one lesson I've learned is not to slam on the brakes, so I downshifted. The 2cts slid for a "a bit" and caught grip instantly coming down from 4th to 2nd in dry conditions. As for wet conditions, I don't want to push the limit there :P However, ridden once or twice in the wet both on stock dunlops and the 2cts...60 on a corner 2ct wins.

The only downside to this or maybe not is its truly meant for cornering than straight stretches. So don't drag race smh :P as I did many times. I'm left with half maybe less tread in the middle hard compound of what is left in the shoulders (see pic).
November 24, 2012
Ride:
2005 Kawasaki ZX600 Ninja ZX6-RR
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
VERY. GOOD. TIRES.
I have had one set of pilot powers, two sets of power 2CTs and two sets of Power Pures. The Powers changed my bike like night and day from the stock dunlop ST tires on my SV650S. Quicker, lighter handling, much more confident grip and higher lean angles. The 2CTs did appear somewhat stickier, but not hugely noticeable either. Mileage comparison-wise, I moved from the DC area to FL, so after changing to the 2cts and driving mostly always straight, I'm not seeing any more mileage than Powers (4000mi) or Power Pures. The Pilot Pures are noticeably less treaded than the powers or 2cts, but do offer somewhat more eager maneuvering. Overall grip seems to be about the same, but the pures are approx 2lbs lighter which I think helps the poor stock suspension on the SV650. All 3 Perfectly suitable for the track, but really great street tires. I love them all, just depends on how many $$s you want to spend- Can't go wrong with any of 'em. How can you go wrong with a 51deg lean angle?
September 20, 2012
Ride:
2003 Suzuki SV650S
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R ZX636
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Excellent Buy
Read the reviews and decided to go for it. This tire is way better than my previous pirelli that was worn down. The tire actually makes the bike feel safe in most all situations, fast or slow, hot or cold, wet or dry.
October 28, 2013
Ride:
2003 Suzuki GSX-R1000
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Great Tires
My first set of new tires (bought the bike with mismatched worn tires on it). Once broken in, These Tires feel AMAZING! Grip in corners is fantastic, and the ride is smooth as silk. Took them 400 miles not even an hour after I got them installed, and loved every second.
June 17, 2011
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2006 Suzuki GSX-R600
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2012 Kawasaki Z1000
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2015 Triumph Daytona 675R
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
Tires feel great and warm up quick. Feels good in turns...
I highly recommend these tires. Great for road and track.
April 7, 2014
Ride:
2009 Yamaha YZF-R1
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
have had them before - love them
Ken A on Aug 28, 2016
Really good tires love it on my gsxr
Tyler V on Aug 18, 2016
have had them before - love them
Ken A on Aug 28, 2016
recommended from a friend who also rides sumo, he couldn't be happier.
QUINN N on Aug 24, 2016
Really good tires love it on my gsxr
Tyler V on Aug 18, 2016
recommended from a fellow soldier
Caleb P on Aug 12, 2016
New tires duh! But these tires are awesome so I am sticking with them
Chris P on May 22, 2016
Dual compound rocks! Great grip and ride
brainf18 on May 6, 2016
I bought a 2004 VFR800, rebuilt it and it needs a good tire. I like Michelin and decided to give this on a try. This is the one that is on the bike.
Joe P on May 5, 2016
Extra grip while street riding with the ability to hop on the track
Kris M on May 1, 2016
used it before, love it
Shadrouz K on Apr 18, 2016
Their history
Brad S on Apr 4, 2016
i did alot of research on the best overall tire to buy and without a doubt over and over again the pilot power 2ct came up. im a dunlop guy but if everybodys saying try the 2ct then i might as well give it a go.
Fahad C on Feb 21, 2016
needed a tire. this was within my budget with some decent review from friends
Jacob c on Jan 15, 2016
These Tires are the perfect set for R1 for Street Riding
michael a on Oct 20, 2015
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.
Doug T on Oct 6, 2015
I hope to get better ware than I did from the 3.
Richard R on Oct 5, 2015
Have heard great things about this tire, how it handles and has long thread life. We shall see and very excited.
Gabriel H on Sep 28, 2015
Michelin Tires are Awesome
Cam on Sep 21, 2015
Watch the video on revzilla on bike life mass members who have used the tire had all good things about the tire
Michael O on Aug 4, 2015
My first set never failed me.
Gregory S on Jul 16, 2015
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.
robert o on Jul 15, 2015
This is my 3rd pair of 2ct i just love everything about this series.highly recommend to everyone.
shakeel i on Jul 10, 2015
read good reviews on these
Alan T on Jul 7, 2015
good supermoto tire, from what I've heard. Great price.
Amy M on May 26, 2015
No Slippin on the curve
John M on May 24, 2015
it's the best tire for me.
J F on May 15, 2015
based on online reviews
Steven S on May 3, 2015
because I wanted too!! Is that ok with you??"
Margaret G on Apr 29, 2015
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.
Michael K on Apr 28, 2015
Best tires in m opinion
Thomas S on Apr 22, 2015
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!
Michale R on Apr 17, 2015
worked well previously on every bike I've used it on
Stephan A H on Apr 14, 2015
Needed a new rear tire. Heard good things about this product.
Elvis N on Apr 13, 2015
I always use this tire for my Yamaha R1, It's true it is soft in the center but runs very good.

Regards,
ALBERTO R on Mar 29, 2015
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
Ryan H on Mar 25, 2015
Heard good things
Tyson J on Mar 19, 2015
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.
Mark B on Mar 9, 2015
Friend recommendation
Philip B on Mar 6, 2015
greater stability at tighter lean angles
Joseph R C on Mar 6, 2015
Good price
Srdjan M on Mar 2, 2015
Run these tires on my k5. Great ride, good grip, and they look great
Geramy A on Mar 1, 2015
wanted to try something new for my 2014 yamaha R1. Plus I heard good things about them
Michael B on Feb 12, 2015
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
Jacob I on Jan 23, 2015
Good choice for a daily rider who may go to the track once or twice.
John M on Jan 9, 2015
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!
Tyler G on Oct 27, 2014
Past experience with Michelin tires and your video review.
Chase B on Oct 24, 2014
Used previously.
william e on Oct 9, 2014
I chose this tire,simply because ,it never let me down.
Nelson C on Oct 4, 2014
love this tire, you slide and it catches.
C B on Sep 26, 2014
already have a set on my bike and they have excellent reviews
B A on Sep 4, 2014
Have always used these
Noel C on Sep 1, 2014
recommended from a friend who also rides sumo, he couldn't be happier.
QUINN N on Aug 24, 2016
recommended from a fellow soldier
Caleb P on Aug 12, 2016
How does this tire perform in wet conditions?
Christopher H on Oct 22, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Jeffrey
Franklin, TN
Is this a front and rear tire package for the listed price?
A shopper on Mar 11, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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
A S on Nov 8, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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?
A shopper on Aug 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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!
Is the 2ct a 4 ply tire?
A shopper on Feb 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: it is a 2 compound tire. I have 7,000 miles on mine and it should easily hit 10,000.
Mostly commuting and highway though
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51 Manufactured during the 51st week of the year
07 Manufactured during 2007
A shopper on Jan 20, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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.
What are the optimal tyre pressures for these tires front and rear? I ride an '06 zx14
A C on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: To get the best answer to the question, you might need to add more detail. Are you riding on the street, track or both? ...all year long or just in the summer? all high speed staightaway riding or lots of twists and turns? also, not sure if this makes as much of a difference but what size are you planning on running? 190-50-17 in the rear or 190-55-17?