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Supposed to replace the Pures. I'm interested to see how well they perform. Lots of tread, so they may do well in the wet.



SBTG is supposed to put out a video review of them soon.
 

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Interesting. My zx14 needs a new front tire and I've been debating about going with another Pilot Road or a Pilot Power. Although I think this tire might be a little too track oriented if it's meant to replace the Pures. I'll be watching the reviews as well.
 

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Well, the pures aren't exactly a track tire. More of a street tire, actually. Judging by the tread, I'd say these are more street oriented as well.

If they can get 7k-8k out of a rear, then I'm definitely sold.
 

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I had a set on my now sold ducati 900...and they cope really well on our awful Irish roads, which are more often than not....more wet than dry. I was still able to achieve full 'dangle angle' in the rain, as long as they were well warmed up. Very predictable with great feedback....I would highly recommend them.:)
 

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I had a set on my now sold ducati 900...and they cope really well on our awful Irish roads, which are more often than not....more wet than dry. I was still able to achieve full 'dangle angle' in the rain, as long as they were well warmed up. Very predictable with great feedback....I would highly recommend them.:)
I think you may be talking about the Pilot Road 3. These tires are all new and haven't even been listed on Michelin's website yet.
 

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I think you may be talking about the Pilot Road 3. These tires are all new and haven't even been listed on Michelin's website yet.

..yes you are correct....my mistake....doh:bangdesk

The pilot road 3's are a stonking tyre.....:sunny
 

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Michelin is discontinuing the Pure already? Isn't that design only 2 years old? I was thinking of getting a set in the spring.
the "Pure" name wasn't very popular, so they've dropped the name. but these are basically a version 2.0 of the Pures. just like how the Power One was the new version of the Power Race.

Pilot Power though is a name synonymous with high performance. glad Michelin went back to that name.
 

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I hope they're cheaper than the pures. The new 'stones are excellent and CHEAP.
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
 

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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.

Check this article out

Michelin Pilot Road 3 1800-mile tyre review - Features - Visordown
 
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