Michelin Pilot Road 3 Trail Tires
Just got off some Dunlop's.. They came with the bike so they made for a good "control" test. More like a "where do we go from here" test.
These bad boys made my ride feel like a whole different bike! Much smoother ride, along with much smoother (and QUICKER) and controllable hard stops. Its like they eat the pavement for breakfast. I feel 100% more confident going into leans with these. Night and day difference. I'll be looking into another when the time comes. unless, of course.. they only get better! :D
September 30, 2014
Wish they didn't chop so much
I put these on my Multistrada at 6k miles. This tire is quiet, smooth riding and last a long time. I get 6k mile out of them. The traction is great wet or dry, I can almost forget about the weather with these. The only problem I have with this tire is irregular wear. I have to run this tire about 4psi higher than normal to slow down the chopping of the tread. My tire looked terrible a 4k miles. There was plenty of tread and it rode smooth and quiet but was all chopped looking.Maybe it's the horizontal grooves causing it. Michelin tried to improve it with the pilot road 4, but that front tire is much worse, it chops and rides bad.I may try this one again and just not look at when it chops, it doesn't seem to effect the ride quality.I still ran it to 6k miles.
September 28, 2014
I love this tire
I put this tire on my Multistrada at 6k miles when the Pirelli angel gt's wore out. This tire is great. It's quiet smooth and has incredible traction wet or dry. I ride in the rain a lot and even got caught in the snow once. I had to replace this tire on my Ducati a 5k mile because of a flat tire, there was plenty of tread left. I've gotten 6k miles out of it on my Triumph speed triple.I don't even have to think about the weather with these tires, they just grip the road even if it raining hard.The fronts get irregular wear but not the rears, they wear nice and even.I live in the country so all my driving is highway speeds, county roads and expressways.
September 28, 2014
Solid set of tires
These Road Pilot 3's were a much needed upgrade to the worn out stock tires on my 2010 Concours. So far after a couple thousand miles I really have no complaints about these. I've been in the rain and the tires felt solid. Dry grip seems more than adequate. As long as the overall tire live end up being respectable I don't see why I wouldn't buy these tires again.
September 16, 2014
11K miles and sacrificed NOTHING.
Replaced the stock Battlaxes on my VFR1200 which gave only 5100 mikes. These performed every bit as well and lasted to 11K.
Rode them all day in 50degree rain; no issues (with the tires.)
Rode them all day in 96degree heat (with the tires).
Rode them to, uh, REALLY FAST straight line, no issues.
Rode them into deep quick corners; no issues.
Having a hard time deciding to try the new "4's"; these were GREAT...not sure they can be improved on?
September 14, 2014
Great road tire for BMW GS and others
Very smooth ride and great grip and traction. I do not know how the tread life will be as I am still running with it, but it appears to be good.
June 23, 2014
Liked PR2 so PR3 must be at least as good!?
Installed this guy for a ride to the Tail of the Dragon, around the NC mountains and then back to FL. (Short for Flat Land) The tire worked fine for me. I was surprised to find the wheel needed 8 oz in one spot to balance it. Other than that, it gives me confidence with its traction and if it wears as long as the PR2 did (10k+ miles) I will be happy with it. It is on my DL650 with full bags so it does weigh more than stock by about 60 pounds. I would recommend this tire for this bike. When the SV650 needs a rear tire, this or the next version of the PR will go on it too.
July 31, 2014
So far these tires are everything a tire should be
July 28, 2014