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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-15-2015, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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This is completely personal preference.

I, personally, am a die hard Michelin fan when it comes to street tires. The pilot road is made to warm up quicker being a street tire when you dont carry warmers with you everywhere.

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post #22 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-15-2015, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by MaRce1o View Post
This is completely personal preference.

I, personally, am a die hard Michelin fan when it comes to street tires. The pilot road is made to warm up quicker being a street tire when you dont carry warmers with you everywhere.
Hi MaRce1o,
Thanks for your replay! So far the best tire I tried for this weather is the Dunlop, but i have the feeling that the Michelin pilot road 3 or 4 can match more my expectation in this cold weather! I mean it can worm up more and quickly than the others considering the tread configuration!

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post #23 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-15-2015, 12:01 PM
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I normally ran Dunlop UK slicks on the street for a while, then had a cold tire crash so went to Dunlop Q3s doing tons of canyon riding, dragging knee in the canyons and doing aggressive cornering, I started to come away from that and commute more, and went with 2ct Michelin, those were on an 09 R1, well, crashed and broke my back on those in April, then about 2 months ago I bought another R1 2013, and it came with the Michelin pilot Power 3s can't stand them I feel no front tire stability, feel like it's gonna break loose, couldn't find my confidence, anyways, back to what I need help with, I'm in the search for tires, I commute a lot, like 100 miles a day, and I also need something with good sides for when I hit corners aggressive, I know everyone's aggressiveness is different, for me just take it as, I don't know how to be calm when a corner comes up, unless I'm not too comfortable with my tires, thanks
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post #24 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-10-2016, 05:35 PM
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Hi emap72,

New here so a bit late to the conversation. I've been running pilot road 3's on my KTM990 SMT for 5 years now, about 24k miles and really like them. They work well in the wet (I live in seattle) and the dry and I was getting about 6500 miles on the rear most of the time riding pretty aggressive touring.

I'm getting a 2016 R1 soon and I will probably run Pilot Road 4's most of the year for sport touring. I'll mount something else for track days.

Hope this helps.
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post #25 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-10-2016, 05:48 PM
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I've been running PR3's (and at the end of last season PR4) since I replaced my OEM Pirelli's. I've got roughly 25,000 kms (15.5k miles) from the rear (too cold to go put a battery in the bike to verify, lol) from the rear and while it will definitely need replacing soon, it's still got quite a bit of life left.

If you are constantly doing track days or canyon carving at high speed, a sport touring tire may not be for you, but for me the Pilot Road's are nothing outside of amazing.

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