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Old 12-18-2012, 02:25 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Looks like the new Michelin is significantly more spendy that anything previous.

Even if they do offer 20% better tread life that does not make up for doubling the cost
Give it time. The msrp prices are in line with other equivalent tires. By next year they will be reasonable I bet.


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Old 12-19-2012, 09:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
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the new S20s can be had for $250 shipped, 120/70 front, 190/55 rear. That's 30% less than set of Pures.
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Just tossing in that I had a really really good experience with the Pilot Road 3s on my ZX10R. They're only $15-20 more per tire than the Pilot Powers and I had 6,000 miles on the rear of my ZX10R and they STILL had really good tread. I'm not a knee dragger by any means, but I had plenty of fun on them and never felt them dance around on me. I liked them so much that it wasn't even a question as to what tires to get when I picked up my Z1000. Even in the 40 degree cold they still provide excellent grip and I know they'll last just as long if not longer than the set I had my ZX10R.

If anybody is looking for a new set of good street tires I'd point them at the Road 3s before anything else. They are fantastic in the rain (I've ridden them many times in the rain)and they work great in the dry. Fantastic street tire.

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Michelin Pilot Road 3 1800-mile tyre review - Features - Visordown
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Give it time. The msrp prices are in line with other equivalent tires. By next year they will be reasonable I bet.
Correct. The prices shown online are temporary, just so we could put the listing up. The prices have not been ironed out. They will be set at a very aggressive price just like all the other Michelins.
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Any word on when you will be putting out a video review?
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:53 AM   #21 (permalink)
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the new S20s can be had for $250 shipped, 120/70 front, 190/55 rear. That's 30% less than set of Pures.
I will see how much the Power 3's end up being, but if they're ridiculous, I will definitely be getting the Bridgestones.
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I've been through two sets of PR2s and I won't be purchasing another set. The mileage increase wasn't worth the increase in weight, change in tire profile (I prefer triangular), and super-stiff carcass.
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That tread doesn't carry all the way to the edge which makes a big difference for rain.... Same as the diablos I have and for me- way more squirrelly in the rain than I was used to. And when they start to square it gets really fun.

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Any word on when you will be putting out a video review?
After the first of the year I'm assuming (when they should be available). We had literally a 5 min sneak peek before they were rushed off.
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I've been through two sets of PR2s and I won't be purchasing another set. The mileage increase wasn't worth the increase in weight, change in tire profile (I prefer triangular), and super-stiff carcass.
So, what does experience on a sport touring tire have to do with a sport tire? The Power 3's are not sport touring. They are replacing the Pures. The Pilot Road 3's replaced the Road 2's.
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So, what does experience on a sport touring tire have to do with a sport tire? The Power 3's are not sport touring. They are replacing the Pures. The Pilot Road 3's replaced the Road 2's.
that was a response to yami. I didn't feel like quoting that book.
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I hope they're cheaper than the pures. The new 'stones are excellent and CHEAP.
Definitely good price difference. I know a few people down here going from Dunlop to Stones (moreso in racing the R10 over the NTECs) but even still they're much cheaper!
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Michelin Pilot Power 3 Rear Tire

The Michelin Power 3 Tires are a new HyperSport, Sportbike tire that will work well on the street as well as for track day riders in the novice and intermediate levels.

All New dual compound sportbike street tire:

2CT+ on rear tire enhances tread rigidity and cornering stability: Extends harder compound underneath the softer shoulder compound for added cornering stability ¿ especially when accelerating out of turns.
Casing profile optimized for excellent feedback and handling
All-new compounds for maximum wet grip: more than 4.5 seconds per lap faster on a wet track than MICHELIN® Pilot® Power 2CT tires.
Semi slick tread design maximizes contact patch for excellent dry grip: more than 4 seconds faster on a dry track than MICHELIN® Pilot Power 2CT tires.
20% more tread life vs. MICHELIN® Pilot® Power 2CT tires.


Same chart for the Power 2CT:


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Based on the above charts. I'd think most guys riding canyons and street would wear out the sides before the centers.

Personally that sounds like nirvana. We'll see how they do once delivered.
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Any word on when these tires are going to be released?
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