Author Topic: Michelin Pilot Road 3 Tyres  (Read 1006 times)

Offline Chris

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Michelin Pilot Road 3 Tyres
« on: December 15, 2013, 10:42:44 am »
I've had Pilot Road 3's on my 1200 Bandit for about 6 months now and I'm quite happy with them.  The dry grip is good but the wet grip is incredible!  One ride I was on in June gave me the opportunity to see how they handled in the rain as I was caught in a pretty steady rain.  I tried to get the rear tyre to break loose by giving the bike a big handful of throttle at slowish speeds hoping to get a feel for how much traction I had.  The short answer is that I still don't know where the rear will break free because I kept lofting the front instead.  I tried again in second gear at slightly faster speeds.  Same result...wheelie rather than wheel spin.  That suggests to me that these things are really the tyre you want on your bike if you're ever going to end up in the rain.

Here's the review for the tyres on the visor down website.  They pretty much have the same impression of these tyres.  All that goodness and thanks to the dual compound construction they even last a long time!

http://www.visordown.com/reviews/kit/tyres/michelin-pilot-road-3/6140.html
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013, 02:41:29 pm »
I have a pre-release set of the Road 4's with my name on them.  Once my rep is done showing them off I'll get them mounted and get some time on them.  Michelin is claiming 1000 more miles than the 3, 800 miles more than any competitor and superior grip in not just dry/rain but also sub-freezing and 120 degree temps.  Not sure I want to test the traction at their advertised 20 degrees though.
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2013, 02:43:25 pm »
Not sure I want to test the traction at their advertised 20 degrees though.


I think you should test that.  I'll be waiting with warm drinks for the report.
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2013, 02:58:22 pm »
Give me the key and I will see. My pp 2ct after warm up are great when it's cold

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 3 Tyres
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2013, 09:31:03 pm »
I have Pilot road 3 on my Bandit and am very happy with them.
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