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Michelin Pilot Road 3 Rear Tires

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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 Ro… Read More

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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.

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4.9 / 5.0
264 Reviews
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4.6 / 5
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Tread Life
4.6 / 5
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5 / 5
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
2012 Yamaha YZF-R6
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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
2009 BMW K1300S
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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
2003 Yamaha YZF-R6
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
As always, you get what you pay for
I have always been a Pilot Power 2CT rider since I began on the street. I needed a new set of tires for my 2012 Z1000 and my friend turned me to the Road 3s. I was skeptical at first; I have been using the same tire for years and I wanted the grip that the 2CTs offer. I have been surprised. After the scrub period, I decided to give the Road 3s a little test. I grabbed an arm full of throttle mid turn and the response was nothing but stable, aggressive acceleration. I would have thought there would have been some slipping with a bike looking at 70+ lbs of torque at the wheel. For the track it would be a different story; however, if you suffer from the disease known as hooliganism, these tires will be more than capable to handle your street needs.
August 16, 2013
2012 Kawasaki Z1000
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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
1 year ago
2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Best Riding Tire.
I have had just about every tire on my bikes you can think of. The thing that I like about this tire the most is the tread life... The second, smooth controlled ride. Third, confidence in corners. Fourth, best rain tire on the market (other than the Pilot Road 4).
I have been riding for thirty years and this tire is well worth the buck($). Pirelli, Dunlop, Bridgestone, Conti, Menzler, and then the lower shelf tires come close in a lot of different ways but none of them come close in all of the ways a rider demands in a tire. Each Gen of Michelin Pilot Road gets better and better in every way. The most stable all around tire.
Twisties, straight-a-ways, bad weather, and long rides this is the tire. I could go on and it would just be repeating myself as I have already have. I also could tell you a story of how I drove some race through Monti Carlo on a Ducati, in the sleet, blind folded, scraping my knees, and scraping my helmet on buildings at 165 mph but why? That has nothing to do with the tires specifically that is more of a testament of my superior driving skills. Too Funny... These are great tires and you cannot go wrong. Ride safe and PEACE!
October 20, 2016
2014 Honda CTX 700N
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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
2008 Suzuki GSX-R750
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Impressive Tires.
These tires surprised me right off the bat. My order came in 3 business days with free shipping! Got em installed and the traction is a tremendous difference from my stock Dunlop roadsmarts. My fz6r feels nimbler and I have more confidence making aggressive turns. Riding in the wet is much safer as I am more confident which is quite nice and is actually what drew me to these tires along with tread life. The price is worth it. Research reviews of the tire online and from everyday folks on youtube.
February 25, 2013
2009 Yamaha FZ6R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
Excellent tires, worth the price
Returned from a club trip to heavy rain on Interstate 66. Tires handled the wet roads without a slip. There must have been a half inch of water on the roadway at times and the bike never felt out of control - and i was driving at speed limit speeds.
August 21, 2012
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Best tires I've ever owned
These are absolutely amazing, I feel like I have just as much traction and controlled performance in the rain as I do in the dry. They stick you to the ground and refuse to let go, I literally have to try to make these tires cut loose in 1st. They glide effortlessly into corners with no noticable turn in or harsh cutting i've seen from other tires in the same class. For the price, you can't go wrong. Would definitely buy these again.
January 20, 2014
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I wanted a tire that would last a little longer and have better damp road grip.
Rossicle on Oct 18, 2017
These are great Road tires. They stick like glue on dry and wet roads, and they last a long time.
John A Z on Sep 27, 2017
I wanted a tire that would last a little longer and have better damp road grip.
Rossicle on Oct 18, 2017
D O on Oct 2, 2017
These are great Road tires. They stick like glue on dry and wet roads, and they last a long time.
John A Z on Sep 27, 2017
Best Tire and best price for my Honda ST1100
kent g on Sep 1, 2017
The Michelin Pilot Road 3 is the best tire that I have purchased for my motorcycle. No need to try anything else.
Lynwood S on Aug 9, 2017
Looking for a great all around tire. The longevity of this tire outperforms many other sport tires that are designed for track first, rather than everyday riding.
Keegan F on Aug 9, 2017
They are the perfect size and brand for my bike.
Cole K on Aug 6, 2017
Best Rating and reviews
Jose O on Aug 2, 2017
great tires
leo g on Jul 16, 2017
It's what came on my bike and I got a nail in my tire.
Melissa P on Jul 15, 2017
Great grip wet or dry. Long lasting.
A s on Jul 3, 2017
It is similar to the current tire on my bike, and I am satisfied with the current performance
Christopher P on Jun 13, 2017
Stopping Power, Wet Traction, Price
Allen L on Jun 12, 2017
Got great reviews for cold & wet riding.
Michael C on Jun 10, 2017
Friend recomended and I live in washington...
Kyle L on Jun 9, 2017
Best tires for BMW Great wet traction. Long lasting in all types of riding from Touring to Sport twist's.
Jimmie L on Jun 5, 2017
These tires have incredible grip, even in the rain. They give you confidence to get through the corner.
Alan A on May 31, 2017
Safety, grip, commuting, price, rating!
J O on May 26, 2017
OEM tire. Front still has plenty of wear left. Wanted front and rear to match. Next replacement - front and rear - will probably be Pilot Road 4.
Bill E on May 8, 2017
Matched the size I needed and reviews were good. Live in rainy washington state and tire is suppose to be a rain tire.
Barris H on Apr 25, 2017
Better than road pilot 2 which is awesome.
Joshua S on Apr 24, 2017
Roger W on Apr 19, 2017
For the K100RSA, still is the best tire I think you can install, overall best performance and mileage,
mitchell m on Apr 17, 2017
Michelin tires have a good reputation.
Sheff on Apr 17, 2017
Great tire! good balance between grip, durability and on-wet performance.
Esteban G on Apr 2, 2017
Brand, reviews and riding conditions
Veronica O on Mar 31, 2017
Had the Road 2's and it has been a very good tire for me.
Steve H on Mar 28, 2017
a good tire but for 2 up riding go PR4
Gary R on Mar 27, 2017
Excellent tires for my now gone R12RT.
Daniel W on Mar 5, 2017
Chose this because they did not have a Pilot 4 in the size for my bike. A friend had used them in the past and he swore by them.
Al C on Mar 4, 2017
I did 13500 miles. still ok
Leslaw D on Feb 9, 2017
need new tire like the Michelin brand
Eleazar R on Jan 21, 2017
nice tire good tread wear
Brian C on Dec 29, 2016
Great mileage, reasonable price
Dennis H on Dec 26, 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.
Jim B 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
D O on Oct 2, 2017
Best Tire and best price for my Honda ST1100
kent g on Sep 1, 2017
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
Would you choose these set of tires over the Dunlop Q3s?
Akeem W on Feb 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My installer (who I trust very much) said these and the Michelin Pilot Road 4's are the best wet weather tires out there. He also said a new tire is the best tire...Assuming your old tire is losing tread. If you're riding in a lot of wet you can't go wrong with these, but I'm honestly not too familiar with the Q3's. Just stay away from nails!!!!
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.
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