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Old 04-19-2011, 07:02 AM   #31
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Thanks for the feedback on the PR3's. I like the PR2's and was hoping Michelin didn't screw up a good thing with the 3's.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:34 AM   #32
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I'm currently running PR3's on my Aprilia, but with less than 200 miles, I can't say too much about them. Handling at this stage feels about like the PR2's,
but I'll need a few hundred more miles before I make up my mind. I can't say they perform any better at this point however.

I've run 2 sets of PR2's on my Sprint and one set on the Falco. I ride all twisties and get less than 5k miles from the rear, but this has been true of any
tire I run. Rough road surface, my riding style, and 34f / 36r tire pressures are contributing factors. I get less miles with PP2CT's.

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Old 04-19-2011, 09:27 AM   #33
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I am on my 3rd set of PR2's on my ST1300. We average about 8500-9500 miles on the back before I changed both the front and back. The front could go another 1000-2000 miles, just not worth the hassle of making two trips to have them changed.

This is riding 99% two-up and fully loaded miles. It used for touring, so a lot of hightway miles on them. No complaints on any of them.

I have PR2's on my bandit 1250 and like them pretty well too.
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:58 PM   #34
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I'm a little leery of the PR3's because I haven't seen any high temp reviews yet. With all those sipes, the tread blocks kind of have to move around a bit when it's hot. I've read that they're the cat's ass in the rain though.

I'm trying to decide between PR2's and PP2CT's for my Guzzi 1200 Sport.
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:01 PM   #35
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I'm a little leery of the PR3's because I haven't seen any high temp reviews yet. With all those sipes, the tread blocks kind of have to move around a bit when it's hot. I've read that they're the cat's ass in the rain though.

I'm trying to decide between PR2's and PP2CT's for my Guzzi 1200 Sport.
PP2CT's have same center as PP's but the PP2CT's have a softer edge
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:05 PM   #36
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:18 PM   #37
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PP2CT's have same center as PP's but the PP2CT's have a softer edge
Pilot Power 2CT's have the same center as Pilot Power's? I thought the center was harder on the PP2CT's?
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:23 PM   #38
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Many people make that mistake.

They think the dual compound on the PP 2CT is for tire life.
Nope. Its for enhanced traction at max lean.

The centre is the same as regular PP, and the rubber at the edges is 20% softer. Same deal for Pilot Pure, but much larger area with the softer compound.....and lighter carcass.
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:34 PM   #39
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What bike? How much of a load? What sort of temp ranges? Wet? All makes a big diff on what's best for you.

For my uses I like the Avons a lot. They definitely stick better in the cold and wet than PR2s and seem to wear a bit longer as well.
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:52 PM   #40
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Many people make that mistake.

They think the dual compound on the PP 2CT is for tire life.
Nope. Its for enhanced traction at max lean.

The centre is the same as regular PP, and the rubber at the edges is 20% softer. Same deal for Pilot Pure, but much larger area with the softer compound.....and lighter carcass.

Exactly. The PR and PR2 are the tires that use dual compounds for longer tire life without sacrificing traction at lean angles.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:18 PM   #41
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Hmmmmm, I've only gotten 2.1k and 4.0k from a Metz. Z6; and 2.9k and 4.7k from a Mich. PR2, but that's what's ya get from keeping it in the twisties all the time .
Amateur! Here is my PR2 after 2750, front was toast too. That said it is the best mileage I have gotten out of any tire on the bike. In 08 cleaned off a set of Corsa III's in 3 days and 1100 miles!

I will use the PR2 and PR3 again.

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Old 04-19-2011, 06:42 PM   #42
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Exactly. The PR and PR2 are the tires that use dual compounds for longer tire life without sacrificing traction at lean angles.
The Michelin guy servicing a nearby dealer I frequent told me the original Pilot Roads are being phased out and were a single compound tire. The PR2s have a dual compound as do the PR3s.

http://www.michelinmotorcycle.com/in...recatalog.view
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:52 PM   #43
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The Michelin guy servicing a nearby dealer I frequent told me the original Pilot Roads are being phased out and were a single compound tire. The PR2s have a dual compound as do the PR3s.

http://www.michelinmotorcycle.com/in...recatalog.view

Now I'm confused. I thought PR3 had three compounds? EDIT not according to your link. Thanks.
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Now I'm confused. I thought PR3 had three compounds? EDIT not according to your link. Thanks.
No 2, but they added some small sipes

http://www.michelin.com/corporate/co...lot-Road-3.pdf
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:03 PM   #45
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Amateur! Here is my PR2 after 2750, front was toast too. That said it is the best mileage I have gotten out of any tire on the bike. In 08 cleaned off a set of Corsa III's in 3 days and 1100 miles!

I will use the PR2 and PR3 again.
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