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post #1 of 40 Old 10-14-2014, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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Question Michelin Pilot Power

Has anybody tried all 3 of them? I am just trying to justify PP3 over the very first one because I see a set for the PP CT for $245 shipped to my door on 120/70/17 & 190/55/17. PP3 is for $40+. My question would be mileage, I want to get the best possible. They also have 2CT for $30 more.
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I've run the Pilot Power, Pilot Power 2CT, and Power Pure. The Power is a really good street tire, the 2CT is better, the Pure sucks donkey balls.

Dunlop Q3 beats them all. IMO, of course, in terms of grip. Never needed or wanted to go back to the Michelin lineup after switching so can't comment on the PP3.

I can't comment on the mileage too much, because that is the least of my concerns. Grip levels and confidence are more important to me than mileage. I get 2000-2500 miles out of a rear Q3. The 2CT I was able to get a little over 3,000 miles out of a rear. I don't care though as tires are cheap insurance compared to crashing from worn or shitty tires.

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thanks for your input skydork, I don't track at all. I have some days that I do some spirited rides but I just got this gen 4 so I am trying to get a tire that should last me a while. I hardly ever ride to be honest. I dont know if I will keep my gen 2 either.
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I was getting more than 3-4k miles out of 2ct but I never tried regular pilot power or the new Pilot Power 3.
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I am in 100% agreement with Skydork. I used to be a Michelin guy, but I made the switch too. If you want something that's going to last you might consider the Pilot Road series tires. They aren't meant to be super aggressive with, but they generally last a few thousand more miles.

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Yes I tried Pilot Road 2 and did not like them. Thanks again, i will have to do some thinking.
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The chart kind of spells it out.

I'm running the Power Super Sport on my 10 and running the
Pilot Power 3 2ct on my zzr1200

Like both tires. The Super Sports are not going to last long.
Only have a couple hundred track miles and maybe 100 canyon
miles and I'm starting to think about replacing them after
maybe another track day or 2.

The Pilot Power 3 is holding up very nice. Been to the drag strip
several times, canyon runs and commuting and they
are holding up very well. Not much noticeable wear.
Prob got 1500 miles. Normally only get like 2k out of a set and
I'm thinking will go 3-4k easy. Have not had any issues with the PP3.

Although I've never tried the Q3's but being so popular I'll
prob try a set on the 10 next (or the Diablo Superbike pros )
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great info there buddy, yeah I think im gonna give a try to PP3 2ct. I think that's what im looking for, grip and mileage.
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I think that's what im looking for, grip and mileage.
There is no such thing! It's always a trade-off!

You might be able to find a tire that meets your particular riding needs in this way, but remember that a higher mileage tire will always sacrifice some level of grippiness in order to achieve that. And grippy tires will always sacrifice mileage. Just the way it goes.

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well you are right my friend, but I have tried pilot road and yes they don't grip at all, but at the same token I don't want to be changing tires every 1500-2000k miles.
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