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Apr 17th 2016, 10:19 PM   #1
 kromlec's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  US

New tires

So I'm looking at new tires since I need them badly and wanted to see if anyone had anything bad to say about the Michelin pilot power 3? Have you worked with these Sean or heard any bad? They seem to have same compound as 2cts but better so the reviews say.

2012 R1
2014 kawasaki 300
Apr 17th 2016, 10:51 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Bremerton

  '12 Concours14, '06 Sprint 1050ST, '06 GSX-R 750, '07 Ninja 650R, '03 R1
I haven't ridden on PP3's.

I was running Dunlop Q3's on the track and moved to a GPA.

I run PR3's on the street and will be going to the PR4 when I replace the tires on the Triumph, but who knows when that will be since I got the new bike. I am going with PR4's on the Conny when the current tires wear out.

Anyway, Adam rides Michelin PP's religiously. He can offer you more advice on how they run.

Truth be told, no matter what you go with, you probably won't notice a difference. One of the Q3's positive points is the price. They're cheap, and Dunlop is usually running a rebate this time of year.

Whatever you get, look on www.jakewilson.com
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Apr 17th 2016, 11:36 PM   #3
 
  Jan 2016
  Washington

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I haven't ridden on PP3's.

I was running Dunlop Q3's on the track and moved to a GPA.

I run PR3's on the street and will be going to the PR4 when I replace the tires on the Triumph, but who knows when that will be since I got the new bike. I am going with PR4's on the Conny when the current tires wear out.

Anyway, Adam rides Michelin PP's religiously. He can offer you more advice on how they run.

Truth be told, no matter what you go with, you probably won't notice a difference. One of the Q3's positive points is the price. They're cheap, and Dunlop is usually running a rebate this time of year.

Whatever you get, look on www.jakewilson.com
Damn. That site has my Avons for the vintage machine and they're very well priced too. I'm gonna remember this one!

A pair of my Roadsmart II's is only $250 bucks. Shoot!!
Apr 26th 2016, 10:11 AM   #4
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  Apr 2016
  Port Orchard, Wa.

  2012 Honda CBR1000RR; 2009 Kawasaki ZX14
I am currently running them on the CBR. Swapped the OEM Q2's to the PP3 at my last track day. Scrubbed them in on my first session and they were great the remainder of the day. I have up until recently been primarily a Michelin guy. I just really like those tires. I have run pretty much their entire line up of sport bike tires over the years and all have been gold.

I recently jumped to the Dunlop Road Smart 2's on my ZX14 and I have zero complaints about those tires either- great wear and cornering grip. I can also attest to their ability to handle golf ball size hail covered hwy and like Pavement Tested said, Dunlop does run special's this time of year.

Edited by NavyDoc27 on Apr 26th 2016 at 10:18 AM
Apr 26th 2016, 12:07 PM   #5
 
  Jan 2016
  Beaverton

  '13 636, '14 N1k
I've had PP3, Pirelli Rossa Corsa, and the Q3 all on the same bike, within about a 6 month time span.

TL;DR - Here is how I rank them (my personal opinion):
If you're doing street - Rossa Corsa all the way.
If you're doing track - Q3 'til the cows come home.

Pilot Power - Ok if you ride a sport bike somewhat reasonably (read: not SUPER aggressive). I would probably consider/recommend them for a sport touring person/bike that rode aggressively. Not recommended for very aggressive riding/track.

Rossa Corsa - IMO one of the best - if not THE best - summer street tires available for aggressive sport bike street riding. Road-to-bike "feel" was amazing, and had superior grip over the PP tires, without sacrificing any longevity. Recommend these for aggressive street riding, and beginner track riders.

Q3 - Amazing tire.....for the track. Recommend these only for those that go to the track often. Superior everything over the above tires, with the huge exception of longevity. Both above tires I could get ~3k-3500 miles or so out of a rear before needing replacement - even when riding it like I stole it. I have yet to have a Q3 reach the 2,000 mile mark before it's toast (I've gone through 3). Also the most "finicky" tire of the bunch, with a VERY large difference between cold and warm grip. When cold, tire spins (or activates TT when on) when leaving a stop light at car speed (in traffic) - although it does get warm fairly quickly.


IMO the Q3 "low" cost isn't justified for me when I have to replace it about 2x more often than the others. I actually spend more $$$ if I go with Q3 tires over the summer (they aren't 50% the cost of the other tires).

Edited by Andenthal on Apr 26th 2016 at 12:09 PM
Apr 26th 2016, 12:17 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
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PP3 is a good compromise of street and track, you'll get decent mileage out of them and good grip with a profile more suited to cornering. i put 8k on a pp3 rear and 10k on a pp3 front on my fz1
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