Michelin Power One 2CT

    Ranking: #9 Sportbike Street Tire, #12 Sportbike Track Tire

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    Tire/Tyre Description

    Three years in development, the new MICHELIN Power One range is the product of true torture testing, covering more than 80,000 miles, some 35,000 laps, on over 30 circuits around the world. Under the relentless pace of more than 130 different test riders, on both production bikes and 200-horsepower race bikes, 350 different prototype tires were evaluated in more than 116 tests, to help deliver winning potential in every race. No matter what your ambition, you’ll find the ideal tire in the MICHELIN Power One range,whether it’s for track days, a local race series or a national championship.

    • Two Compound Technology (2CT): Four all-new tread compounds (two for the front and two for the rear) help to dramatically improve damp/wet grip, warm-up time and low temperature performance, compared with previous MICHELIN┬« tires. These new tread compounds were optimized for the demands of on-road sport riding and track days, with high levels of performance throughout a wide range of temperatures.
    • Synthetic Component Technology (SCT): MRSE (Michelin Racing Synthetic Elastomers) compounds combined with HTSC (High Tech Synthetic Compound) resins, help promote ultra-fast warm-up and outstanding grip.
    • Near Slick Technology (NST): Tread grooves cover only 5% of the tire’s surface, helping to maximize rubber contact with the track. The resulting traction helps facilitate lean angles approaching 60┬░.
    • Construction: Power OneT tires incorporate three plies: two nylon casing plies and one aramid tread ply. The use of nylon and aramid (as opposed to other materials like steel or polyester) provides the opportunity to maximize stability and performance while minimizing overall tire weight. The Power OneT tires’ architecture was designed for a balance between high-performance handling, durability and grip.

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    Pros

    • Heat up times have improved
    • Predictability when the rear will slide has also improved

    Cons

    • Tire grip was not quite as good as others in this category

    Overall Tire/Tyre Review

    The Michelin Power One 2CT is a track tire that can also be used on the street. This tire did not rate any better than other tires in this category.

    Reviews by Source

    www.motorcycle-usa.com

    Review of the tire on a number of motorcycles. Heat up times have improved. Predictibility when the rear will slide has also improved. For the beginner to average rider, grip is adequate as is feel and feedback. The tires wore quite quickly at the Big Willow. For trackday use, but does not have grip of Michelin Power One DOT.

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    Summary from the article: ‘I know we’re starting to sound like a broken record here, but the Michelin Power Ones are a great tire. They heat-up fast, make the bike steer a bit sharper (without compromising stability) and provide excellent traction and feel. Problem is the outright traction isn’t quite at a level of the SP, Q2 or BT-003RS-however, it is very close. If they could just get the price down we’d have no problem purchasing a set for our bike.’

    www.motorcycle-superstore.com Rear Tire

    5 reviews. 4.4 of 5 stars. 6 reviews. 4.4 of 5. One rider says they don’t need a lot of time to heat up, stick nicely in the canyons, on the track noticed the rear breaking free coming out of corners. On a Suzuki Hayabusa – have used Pilot Powers and Pirelli Diablo SuperCorsas, tire lasts 4,000 miles, Pilot Powers let loose early/late in corners, this tire holds to the puck/sliders. Another says the tires warm up fast even in cold temps, rear wears out fast.

    www.motorcycle-superstore.com Front Tire

    2 reviews. 4.5 of 5 stars. 3 reviews, 4.5 of 5 stars. One rider says they don’t need a lot of time to heat up, stick nicely in the canyons, on the track noticed the rear breaking free coming out of corners.

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