Michelin Pilot Road 3 Rear Tires
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Michelin Pilot Road 3 Rear Tires

Building on the tremendous reputation Michelin has built over the years, the Michelin Pilot Road 3 Tire is the successor to the award winning Pilot Road 2. With the Michelin Pilot Road 3 Motorcycle Tire you are really getting 2 tires in 1, by integrating a soft rubber compound on the tread shoulders with a wear-resistant compound down the middle, Michelin gives you the best of both worlds. The Pilot Road 3 is a dual compound sport-touring radial tire.

Revolutionary X-Sipes technology maximizes wet traction

  • Michelin’s newest technology delivers all-weather performance without compromising tread life or handling
  • Patented innovation resulting from years of research and development 
  • Sipes increase the tread's drainage capacity
  • Sipes generate pressure at the edges of the sipe blade, which helps to break through water film

Two compound technology combines tread life and cornering grip

  • 2CT incorporated into all tire sizes, front and rear
  • Wider soft-compound shoulders on the front tire, compared to its predecessor

High performance and environmentally sound

  • 100% non-aromatic-oil rubber compound

Note: Sizes denoted by "B" are designed specifically for loaded sport touring bikes, or for riding two-up.

4.9 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.6 / 5
Features
4.7 / 5
Style
4.7 / 5
Grip
4.8 / 5
Tread Life
4.5 / 5
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Rear / 190/55ZR17 B 75W 899149 00955 Out of Stock
Rear / 150/70ZR17 69W 754497 33091 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 160/60ZR17 69W 754498 36867 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 180/55ZR17 73W 754500 35581 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 190/50ZR17 73W 754501 46235 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 160/60ZR18 70W 754502 34171 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours

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4.9 / 5.0
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4.6 / 5
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4.8 / 5
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4.6 / 5
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Need more tires to be like these...
I bought my bike last year, and the factory tires lasted only 7.5k of riding to school and work. The search started for replacement tires, after reading through so many forums and sites I decided to give these a try.
As soon as they arrived I had a local shop install them and needless to say, I have put 15.5k miles on these tires and still going strong.
I do a lot of freeway and side street commute to school and work and do occasional canyon rides here in So.Cal. And yes, rain or shine I do ride still.

Images are attached to this...feel free to browse and see what I am talking about...
November 22, 2013
Ride:
2012 Yamaha YZF-R6
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Feels good, but different
Lots of people have reviewed this tire and mentioned that it wears well, has great grip and is probably the best rain tire out there. I’ll make the point that it feels different than other sport oriented tires. The Michelin “Pilot Road” tires have always had a bull nosed, flatter profile. The PR3 continues this. I just switched from Conti Sport Attack to the PR3 on my K1300S, and handling is much different. Not good or bad. Just different. The Sport Attack encourages quick turn in, and transitions with less effort. To me it is a “go where you look” tire. The PR3 is very smooth in transitions and very neutral through the turn requiring more counter steer to initiate and transition, but no effort to hold a line. The Sport Attack required less effort to change mid corner. To me the PR3 is biased more to the tour in sport touring. It tracks straight with less effort, and is much more confidence inspiring in a corner because it is not as sensitive to mid corner input as a sport tire. I felt the same difference on a friend’s Interceptor when he had a fresh set of PR3s. Relative to the sport/track/race tires, the PR3 is more of a “go where you think” tire. I took my wife for a ride after an initial scrub in and asked her if she could feel any difference. As a pillion her comment was “yeah… the transitions seem smoother and it tracks better”. If she can feel the difference on the back, I assume most riders will too. To me, this style of tire is what I want on my road bike. Thinking about trying the PR3 Trail on my GSA for summer trips too.
May 6, 2013
Ride:
2009 BMW K1300S
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Great Tires
I have used these in all weather conditions; light rain, heavy rain, frost, sleet, hail, snow (1-2 inches), 25 degrees F thru 100+ degrees F.

Long trips, commuting, street, highway. Doing about an average of 1000 miles a month.

I have put about 19000 miles on a set of front and rears and they are still going. I think they may last 25k maybe even 30k. Flattening is visible but not bad at all thanks to 2ct. Tires will corner hard, and allow for a lot of lean on public roads, nearly scrubbed the tires edges to edge (about 0.25" left untouched) They also warm up pretty fast on cold days.

Wet grip is amazing, will still be able to take a 270 deg off ramp turn post for 25 mph at 40-50mph in the wet (granted I also have DTC) I am even passing awd cars and 4x4 trucks/suvs on the highway with 1-2 inches of snow down. These tires inspire confidence in un-desirable weather conditions.

Great tires for anyone in the Pacific Northwest like climates.
March 26, 2013
Ride:
2011 BMW S1000RR
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
4 / 5
Good tire. Handles good
This my first sport touring tire. And really cant tell a differance between the sport tires. Handles great. Great grip and work great in the rain storm i drove through the other day. Good overall tire.
May 13, 2013
Ride:
2008 Yamaha YZF-R6S
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Michelin's Reputation Precedes It
I have always put Michelin brand tires on all my vehicles and been very satisfied with their performance. This tire is no different. I mainly commute with my 05 CBR600RR, so I needed a tire with longevity over performance. This Pilot Road 3 is perfect for my needs. I've only used it in the rain 2 times and the first time, I did feel the tire slip slightly in a slow turn. The tire hadn't been broken in yet. The second time in the rain, this tire hugged the road like nobody's business. I haven't put very many miles on the tire yet so I can't speak on behalf of its tread life, but I will surely update my review when it's time to replace the tire.
March 19, 2016
Ride:
2005 Honda CBR600RR
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Great tire feels very safe
This tire was exactly what I was looking for I am a commuter and it's great for long distance riding but it's also great for those twister mountain roads when you want to have some fun
June 14, 2016
Ride:
2003 Yamaha YZF-R6
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
So far so good
Replaced both front and rear. Only have 1,000 miles on the tires so I don t know about the tread life.Tires have nice ride. this large tire balanced with 1/4oz.
December 2, 2013
Ride:
2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
The best all around tire
I've been riding on this tire for about 1000 miles now and I have to say that they are definitely a great pick for the all-around rider. They heat up decently quick and provide great traction in the twisties. I wanted to have a little longevity in my tire along with good wet handling so I went with the PR3's over the PP3's. I wouldn't recommend them for the track but for your daily commuter or spirited street rider, THE BUCK STOPS HERE!!!
August 7, 2013
Ride:
2008 Suzuki GSX-R750
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
This is the best street tire for imperfect streets.
If you live in Montana,Wyoming,The Dakotas,Or just live somewhere that you encounter less than perfect street conditions,This tire is for you.
It is better than the Newer model.
It works great on supermotos,Cruisers,Sport bikes,And touring machines.
I currently have it on a WR250XX and a ZX14R SE.
Very versatile tire.
September 6, 2016
Purchased
3 months ago
Ride:
2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Love them so far.
Replaced my Pilot Road (v1) with these Road 3's (FT and RR). The Road 1's were on the bike when I bought it 8 months ago (unk mileage when they were installed). I got 8K out of them. I assume I will get at least the same out of the Road 3's. Have not ridden in rain yet. Only have 250 miles on the new rubber. Ihey feel great and grip well on the turns. Nice and smooth like the old tires. Will update in wear issue as time goes on (I do about 250 miles a week). Very Happy with the purchase so far.
February 27, 2012
Ride:
2000 Honda VFR800 Interceptor
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Widely thought to be the longest wearing road tire.
Peter D on Nov 25, 2016
I liked the last set I had
Robert on Nov 10, 2016
Widely thought to be the longest wearing road tire.
Peter D on Nov 25, 2016
had pilot road 4 did not last long .very rubbery lasted 10k miles
Juan R on Nov 22, 2016
I liked the last set I had
Robert on Nov 10, 2016
LOVE These tires!!! Have a 2006 R1 and the just added to the handeling
Santo C on Oct 25, 2016
My favorite of the round spinny rubber things!
Clifford C on Oct 25, 2016
Original tire was a Bridgestone BT021 for a Kawasaki Concours 14 that had good mileage (>15K). I had already purchased a PR4 for the front tire and wanted to try the PR3 for the rear. I had read that it performed better than the PR4. I am also trying the 190/55 version instead of the original 190/50 size.

The front tire also a BT021 had cupping issues and was replaced around 11K miles.
Bob A on Oct 25, 2016
Reviews. Previous experience with brand. Like the wet weather performance and longevity of Michelin.
Derek L on Oct 8, 2016
I have been running the Pilot Road series tires on my bikes since they first came out and I will not use any other Brand or Tire. The tread last forever and it wears in the right places. They are great in the rain and helpful when stopping. They stick to the road in a way that gives you confidence on curvy back roads and long highway rides. If you are new to the ride then look no further these are the tire and company to go with for life...
Brian C on Oct 6, 2016
This is not my first set of Pilot Road 3Tires.. Theses tires are awesome in the turns how the grip the road. No matter how far over I lean the keep the grip
KEVIN M on Aug 17, 2016
Suggested by a friend.
CAPITAINHORNDOG on Aug 16, 2016
This is going on a ~400#, 80hp air-cooled Ducati used for casual sporty riding and commuting. Modern sport touring tires are better than the best sport rubber from 1998, so it only makes sense to use something with all the grip but better longevity and wet grip.
Eric W on Aug 16, 2016
I wanted a tire I could get more miles out of without sacrificing a great deal of grip and performance. Hopefully these fit the bill. From what I've read and heard, they will.
Derae C on Aug 12, 2016
Because it sounds the best.
christopher c on Aug 8, 2016
Pilot Road 2's were fantastic. Michelin never disappoints.
Silas A on Aug 8, 2016
Reviews and past experiences with Michelin tires.
Carlo P on Aug 4, 2016
According to the Revzilla YouTube channel, message boards and other motorcycle commuters PR3's is a great tire for commuting.
Carlos R on Jul 21, 2016
Awesome tire on my R1100rt
G W on Jul 18, 2016
My 200 mile new PR3 was cut
John N on Jul 13, 2016
Good wet traction.
Ray S on Jun 18, 2016
I've them before and put over 15k on the previous set. I also like the way they feel on the road both wet and dry.
J I on Jun 14, 2016
Good reviews, hoping that this will be a good tire for commuting and touring.
JorisM on Jun 8, 2016
Read a lot of good thing about the tire
Christopher F on May 23, 2016
awesome tires!
jerry r on May 18, 2016
This Tire has great tread life compared to pilot power 2 and pilot power and outstanding grip in the corners.
SportbikeTommy on May 10, 2016
Had Great Reviews And Heard A Lot Of Good Thinkgs About It.
C A on May 4, 2016
I had a friend that recommended the tire to me
CHRIS L on Apr 19, 2016
heard good things about this tire
Kevin S on Apr 17, 2016
I commute a lot and on some weekends, I go a little aggressive on the twisties.
Tommy H on Apr 7, 2016
Needed new tires and heard Pilot Road was a great tire. And saved a little money over the PR4.
Steve Y on Apr 2, 2016
I've had the tire previously and loved it. It was the perfect tire for my long commutes to work no matter the weather. And I put close to 15k miles on them before they had to be replaced.
Steven P on Mar 31, 2016
good online reviews, 100% recommended by Revzilla customers
Todd D on Mar 21, 2016
reviews at the time rated these tires quite highly for my bike.
D D on Feb 21, 2016
needed a rear tire
Richard K on Feb 20, 2016
Got tired of skating in the rain on Supercorsa SPs.
Scott B on Feb 20, 2016
Good ride and grip. Giving the road pilot 4 a chance now.
A T on Jan 21, 2016
Wet/cold weather and decent wear according to reviews
Travis R on Dec 29, 2015
Best tires I have owned.
Jeff L on Oct 21, 2015
Great Tire that I have used before in all weather conditions, handles rain and cooler temps extremely well.
Colby H on Oct 5, 2015
wanted more traction, but does not have the life I was expecting.
Richard R on Oct 5, 2015
Wanted new tired for my son's bike and these are just about as good as my Pilot Road GT 4 tires. Except he doesn't do much 2 up riding so he didn't needed the newer 4s.
Robert L on Sep 18, 2015
I ride a Tiger 1050 in a sport touring mode.. I got 5k miles on my last PR3's. I tried PR4's next and hoped for better mileage. I only got 3850 miles on the PR4's. Hence, I am reordering PR3's.
Robert H on Sep 8, 2015
Recommended by friends who I ride with
Michael S on Aug 18, 2015
Perelli's wear down too fast trying a different tire
Brendon K on Aug 7, 2015
This is the baddest assest tire on a sport bike.
Jim c on Jul 23, 2015
Chose based on reviews from various sources including Revzilla and what I've read on numerous motorcycle forums.
Bill T on Jul 16, 2015
Looking for longer lasting tires. these were very sticky, did not last over 6k.
Roy D on Jul 12, 2015
I wanted a longer lasting tire that was as sporty as possible.
Hugh L on Jul 3, 2015
Just shopped. Love the tire.
George B on Jun 24, 2015
Good wear , Great grip dry or wet
William s on Jun 17, 2015
My son has had this tire on his bike (Yamaha FJ6R for several months now. It is wearing incredibly well and provides great grip in the wet and dry.
James C on Jun 1, 2015
had pilot road 4 did not last long .very rubbery lasted 10k miles
Juan R on Nov 22, 2016
LOVE These tires!!! Have a 2006 R1 and the just added to the handeling
Santo C on Oct 25, 2016
I am considering either the Michelin Pilot Road 3 or Michelin Pilot Power 3 tires for my Yamaha FZ6. I ride single only. I mostly commute with my bike but ride hard. I ride between 4 and 6k miles a year. Which tire would be best?
A shopper on May 1, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I have gotten 10k miles out of my past two Pilot Road tires. I live in FL, so it's mostly straight roads, with a yearly trip to Deal's Gap, which is 500 miles each way of straights before we hit the twisty stuff. Excellent life and grip both wet and dry. The center area is harder for better mileage but the sides are softer for better cornering grip. Definitely recommend the Pilot Road 3.
How do dedicated sport/street tires (ie Pirelli Diablo Rosso 2's) compare to the Pilot Road's in terms of traction and wet/cold weather performance?

I am caught between sport and sport touring, but I don't go to the track and ride only 2k miles per year (90% is mostly all weather commuting and the remaining 10% is occasional weekend twisty trips).
A S on Dec 31, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I am on my third set of PR3's, and that should say it all. I ride 10-15k a year and ride/commute in all weather (above freezing). Wet traction is amazing, you really cannot go wrong with this tire.
I'm considering buying a whole new sit of front and rear tires sometime soon. I commute 10-15 miles, 5 day/week. However, I ride a bit aggressively on the weekend. I'm not sure if I should buy Michelin Pilot Road tires or the Dunlop Q3 tires?

I ride a Yamaha YZF-R1 07
Abdullah A on Oct 26, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I had a set of Pilot Road 3 on my VFR and they have excellent grip in dry and wet conditions. I don't believe they compare with the Q3. If you want better grip but sacrifice tire mileage the Pilot Power 3 is closer in comparison with the Dunlop Q3.
I ride a Street Tiple R
How do these handle at higher speeds 90mph+?
A shopper on Aug 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I don't normally ride that fast but these were on my bike during a track day and they handled extremely well. The deeper the corner, the faster you go, and the more you lean the bike, you can really feel the tires grip and hold a line.

Every other set of tires I've tried have flat spotted really bad after a thousand miles. I have about 4 thousand on these and they still look new.

Only thing I did not like was how long they took to scrub in. Every turn or corner I took it felt like the bike was going to just fall over and low side. Once scrubbed in however, they've been excellent
For a lighter bike like a gsxr 750, which is by no means a big touring bike. Would you recommend the Pilot Road 3 tires or the Pilot road 4 tires? I ride hard, and I like to have grip. Which one is grippier?
A shopper on Jul 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Both will provide plenty of grip. The 4 is better if you'll be riding in the wet. However, with a GSXR 750 the only reason I would consider a Pilot Road at all is for milage considerations. There are plenty of better choices for a sport bike, including from Michelin, if grip is your priority since you "ride hard." Check out the Pilot Power if you are a diehard Michelin rider, but by all means take a look at the Dunlop Q3 also.
I'm looking to do more winter riding this year and bought some heated gear. As I think through this... I buy winter tires for my car for cold weather because my grippy summer tires get hard in lower temps. Do the grippy motorcycle tires also get hard in below freezing conditions?
A shopper on Nov 15, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Tires in good condition are the key - summer or winter - I ride year around (I'm on target to ride 300 days this year here in Missouri) - the "grippy" tires do not get hard - realize after a few minutes even at 10f your tires warm up to their operating temperatures - I have been very pleased with the PR3's and will actually be ordering a new set shortly for my BMW R1200RT. Finally - "grippy" tires or not - they won't help up with ice or snow - you just have to keep the bike vertical and hope for the best.
I need a whole new set of front and rear tires, and I'm wondering which should I get? The Dunlop Q3 tires or The Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires. I ride a Yamaha YZF-R1 07. I commute 5 days/week, 10-15 miles. I tend to ride a bit more aggressively on the weekends :)
A shopper on Oct 26, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I own a CBR929rr. I mounted my pilot 3 rear tire in April and used it this summer…. hard. I rode on the track. I rode on the steet easy, and getting busy. I live in Fort Collins Co. So I ocationaly will hit a dirt road for a bit. I have the road 3 rear tire and the Road 2 front tire(front went two seasons(10k). As far as I can tell the rear might have another full two seasons left and the front will need changing this winter. I will go with the pilot three on the front for two reasons. The tread will match (O.C.D.) More so, I am completely impressed with the performance of the read tire and front for that matter. Never once did my tires slip or waver in a corner that could not be explained by debris on the road. (Just slips, no crashes)
I would recommend this tire to the agressive rider. For the more tame… you can sertainly save monie and get a lesser tire. > You will most likely not push your self nor your bike to the point that this tires' abilities kick in. But… if you get on your bike and want to have the confidence and self assurance that you are on a performance proven tire; this is the tire for you. Well… it has won my loyalty.
This price for two tyres or one only...Thank You (To fit with my Yamaha YZF R1 2010)
A shopper on Oct 1, 2011
BEST ANSWER: I paid $161.00 ,on Revzilla, for the rear tire (Pilot Road 3) for my Suzuki SV1000S, which was a steal, since my local dealer wanted $275.00 plus a $75.00 installation fee.
What is the difference between the 190/55 B75W and the 190/55 75W? What I'm not finding information on the "B" prefix. Looking for a tire for my Concours14.
A shopper on Oct 22, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The B prefix tires have a slightly different compound that is for heavier bikes; like your Concours. It will wear better and last longer than the non-B tires. It is slightly less grippy, but unless you take it to the track you're not going to notice... and if your going to the track you should really be buying Pilot Powers not Pilot Roads. But if you ever ride in the rain you will wish for the Pilot Roads.
I ride a Honda ST1300. Does this bike require a "B" rated tire?
A shopper on Oct 18, 2011
BEST ANSWER: The Angel ST has the highest weight rating already. The B Spec is a little extra peace of mind for those who want it just because, or a heavier bike, or riding two up. It just has a bit more support on the side wall which translates to more uniform cornering and also should you have a fast blow out or loss of pressure your tire won't ride so flat.