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Michelin Pilot Power 2CT Motorcycle Tire

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(Front) Tire Size - Compound - Load Index

110/70-17 - 54
120/60-17 - Dual - 55
120/65-17 - 56
120/70-17 - Dual - 58
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(Rear) Tire Size - Compound - Load Index

150/60-17 - 66
160/60-17 - Dual - 69
170/60-17 - 72
180/55-17 - Dual - 73
190/50-17 - Dual - 73
190/55-17 - Dual - 75
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Colin Edwards tests street tires on his GP race bike Valentino Rossi, the Michelin Man, and the Pilot Power 2CT

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Michelin Pilot Power 2CT Motorcycle Tire

The Pilot Power 2CT tire is a track day tire that is equally at home on the road. Tubeless, dual-compound radial for track or performance street riding with a tread surface divided into three separate areas featuring two different rubber compounds. The intermediate center compound provides durability, and the softer rubber mix on the edges of the tread yields phenomenal cornering grip, and unprecedented lean angles

Features

  • Tubeless dual-compound radial for track or performance street riding
  • Blackwall
  • Combines a durable center with softer shoulder rubber to provide a phenomenal cornering grip
  • (W)-rated for speeds of 168+ mph
  • Lean angles up to 51.2°
  • Tubeless (TL)
  • Michelin 2CT technology creates tread surface divided into three separate areas featuring two different rubber compounds


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Specifications and Options

Brand Michelin
Front / Rear Front, Rear
Tire Size 110/70-17, 120/60-17, 120/65-17, 120/70-17, 150/60-17, 160/60-17, 170/60-17, 180/55-17, 190/50-17, 190/55-17
Bias / Radial Radial
Rim Size 17
Tube / Tubeless Tubeless
Compound Dual
Load Index 54, 55, 56, 58, 66, 69, 72, 73, 75
Speed Rating W

Q & A

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Why did you choose this?
BikeBandit Store
I have some and I love em!
Landry R on Mar 24, 2020
Price is right, and I am running the tires now. Very pleased with them.
travis r on Mar 16, 2020
I have some and I love em!
Landry R on Mar 24, 2020
Great brand, awesome price!
DANIEL C on Mar 19, 2020
Price is right, and I am running the tires now. Very pleased with them.
travis r on Mar 16, 2020
previous usage of michelin tires
peter b on Mar 15, 2020
For good tire
Luis R on Mar 11, 2020
burst existing reat rire.
Kevin B on Mar 7, 2020
I run these on all my bikes. great feel and great price.
justin n on Mar 1, 2020
Reputation and performance
Richard C on Feb 24, 2020
Great tires. I owned them on many different bikes
Valentino M on Feb 16, 2020
matched my rear tire that was on the bike when I bought it.
BILL K on Feb 14, 2020
needed a new tread after picking up a 16 penny nail , good reviews and i look forward to being able to lean into the corners!
David H on Feb 2, 2020
Always ride this tire
Michael E on Jan 28, 2020
It works best on my HOnda CBR10000RR
j f on Jan 3, 2020
Already on the bike
A C on Nov 20, 2019
light weight,reviews.
royaloaker on Oct 23, 2019
good reviews
michael R on Oct 14, 2019
Like the idea of dual compound for traction and wear.
Gary V on Sep 24, 2019
Replace a flat tire!
Nick B on Sep 17, 2019
It is good in curves and is supposed to hold up
Rusty H on Sep 15, 2019
Worked great on my other bike.
James O on Sep 9, 2019
CUSTOMER REQUEST
MICHAEL S on Sep 3, 2019
I have commander 2's on my other bike and like them. wanted to stay with Michelin but couldn't find the size for this bike, so researched other Michelin tires and decided to give this one a try...hope i'm not disappointed, and doubt I will be
richard h on Aug 30, 2019
replacement tire good handling tire
Kenneth P M on Aug 26, 2019
it is whats on bike now
T O on Aug 23, 2019
matched what was on bike currently
Mason N on Aug 14, 2019
Great name great tire
R E on Aug 4, 2019
Been running these tires for a while, they perform very well.
Arawn H on Aug 1, 2019
Ive bought this tire before
Fred on Jul 30, 2019
great tire
K N on Jul 28, 2019
GOOD TIRE STICKS WELL
H A on Jul 25, 2019
best tire for my use
M I on Jul 12, 2019
I have ran Michelin Pilot 2CT on all my 636’s and they have been a great tire, after a small warm up the tires are good and sticky and great to hit the corners with.
Zx6r on Jul 11, 2019
reputation and expierience with these tires
mark T on Jul 10, 2019
it's the best tire for the price and for the usage I do on my bike. It performs great and lasts. Power 3s are the next gen for this tire but until I get the set, I'll stick with these reliable ones
N E on Jul 9, 2019
ex-racer:side grip! / safety
Nick F on Jul 8, 2019
Same tire as was on bike
Rick W on Jul 8, 2019
Best mileage
Donald N on Jul 5, 2019
great tires for Honda VFR
Boyd A on Jul 3, 2019
Love the 2 rubber compound softer gummier on the sides and harder on the center
omar a on Jun 26, 2019
nice, sticky tire for a sports bike
Giovanni V on Jun 26, 2019
I did a lot of research on different tires and the general consensus for this tire was positive, especially for the price.
PJ H on Jun 19, 2019
Because they wear even and they last and even more important they stick on corners..and hospital visits cost..And I don't have a clone for skin grafts!!
Jeffrey R on Jun 18, 2019
I've had these tires several times and they grip well, hold well and just all around great tires
ian s on Jun 17, 2019
Good reviews
Tyler H on Jun 13, 2019
They wear well, with excellent grip
Mary K on Jun 8, 2019
Good reviews and pretty cheap
J C on Jun 8, 2019
Affordability and performance.
Steven M on Jun 8, 2019
As per previous experience of the same. Michelin produced auto tyres are also the best quality, have been using for m/cycle n both cars since 2001
Ramie S on Jun 7, 2019
Replacement tire for my 2003 Suzuki Bandit 600S.
Kyle B on Jun 6, 2019
Mileage and wear
Aaron R on Jun 1, 2019
Great brand, awesome price!
DANIEL C on Mar 19, 2020
previous usage of michelin tires
peter b on Mar 15, 2020
What does the w or z or v mean on the tire size
John on Aug 14, 2012
What speed of w Tyre can it withstand?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! The Speed rating of W has a maximum speed of 168 mph. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll-free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
Ur website tire pricing is confusing as to if im looking at front rear or a set and why there is aprice range?? Dont understand
A shopper on Sep 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! The price of a tire will change once you select the tire sizes you want to purchase. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll-free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
looking for a store near me?
Rafael C on May 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Rafael, thank you for the question. Where are you located? We can ship to you! Some restrictions may apply depending on your location and shipping method. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll-free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
What does W mean in the speed index?
Randy P on Aug 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question Randy! The W in speed rating language is for 168 mph. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
Do these come in 130/70-17-62h?
David H on Jun 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question David! Sorry this Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tire is not offered in a 130/70-17. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
do you have any models that fit 180/55/18?
A shopper on Jun 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! Yes, we carry tire size 180/55-18. I have attached a link to all of the tire brands that carry that tire size. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll-free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.

https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/180-55-18-18-inch-rim-motorcycle-tires/t11v5e3d
What is the widest rear tire I can run on a stock 2011 triumph thruxton 900 rim?Stock size is a 130 80 17. I have roughly an inch between the sidewall and chain.
Ronnie K on Jun 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Ronnie, thank you for the question. According to some online forums, a number of people mention swapping the rear 130/80-17 for a 150/70-17. Whether this will be the ideal set up on your machine or not I am not sure, hopefully it works for you. Handling and cornering will change. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll-free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help
I have a 09 gsx-r600 with a rear tire of 180/55/17. Will a 190/50/17 fit and what exactly is the difference between the two? thanks
A shopper on Mar 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for the question. The 190/50/17 will fit. Depending on the type of riding you do, you might not notice a big difference. If you're commuting and doing some highway riding, you probably won't notice or feel any difference at all. If you're doing some cornering or hitting some twisty roads, you'll notice a difference in handling due to the sidewall being pinched. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll-free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
Looking for a 90x90/21 in this tire? Must not make? N why?
Ron on Nov 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question Ron! The Michelin Pilot Power 2CT Motorcycle Tire is only available in the sizes listed. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
Will a 200/55/17 fit a stock 03 CBR 954RR?
Jonathan B on Jun 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! The 2003 CBR954 requires a 190/50-17, if you go with a 200/55/17, the tire will be wider and may rub on some of the suspension and drive train components. Also since the tire will be wider that stock, the bike may handle differently, so far safety reason we can only recommend the original size tire. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
Dose the load rating include the weight of the bike or just the rider and/or passenger?
David H on Jun 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question David! The load rating does not include the weight of the motorcycle just rider, gear and passenger. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
WILL THE 190/55-17 FIT ON A 4.5" WHEEL? THANKS FOR ANY HELP.
A shopper on May 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! This tire size will mount on a 4.5 wheel, but we do recommend using the original size tire your machine came with for safety reasons. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
It appears that the front tire size I need is only available in a Z (148 mph) while the rear tire size is only available in a W (168 mph). Since my 2006 Ninja 650r's top speed is rated at 147, it is unlikely I would ever reach 148 mph. Would there be any potential problems if I ran the Z in front and W in the rear? Currently, both tires on the 650r are Z rated. Thanks in advance.
Ninja 650r Commuter on Feb 16, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Great question! There would be no issues with running tires with different speed ratings. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.
i need a tire with a hard center and a softer sides because that was what i was told because of how i ride so what i want toask is the Michelin Pilot Power 2CT Motorcycle Tire made like that
Gravy on Feb 3, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! Yes the is a dual compound tire to suit your needs.
what is the difference between the W and Z rated tire?
null on May 16, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! The W is rated up to 168 mph and the z is rated to 149 mph.
How old are these tires?
Skid on Apr 25, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! The tires will be new coming straight from michelin.
I have an 07 ZX-10r(stock) and have been thinking about buying the 2CT's for my bike. I've heard everything from they're the best tire to probs w/balancing, tire pressure,straight line wobble at speed, drifting in turns etc. Your opinion is appreciated. I would describe my riding as aggressive street and occasional track riding. Thanks,
-Ronnie-
null on Apr 6, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for writing in. We have had none or very few complaints about this tire . It is designed for aggressive riding but is also a compound that is not going to wear out fast, which is common with tires specific for track use. This tire would be for someone who does commuting or regular street riding that also wants to go fast occasionally.
What is the weight of the tire?
Ferbare on Oct 28, 2010
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! Unfortunately the manufacturer has not supplied us with the weight of the tire. You may want to contact Michelin directly for this information.
Will it fit on my bike?

Do you think a 190/55 ZR 17 tire will fit on my 2003 Kawasaki ZX-6R 636 Ninja? Currently I run a a 180/55 zr 17, but I want a wider tire and I want to know if a 190 will be too big or even if it will go on my rim?
Dubldip on Mar 29, 2010
BEST ANSWER: It will fit but if you like to hit the curves I would not advise it, it will throw off you curve alinement.
what is the difference between the Z and W in the pilot power ct?
mutto on Mar 10, 2010
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! The letters you are viewing would be speed ratings, the W speed rating would be good for up to 168mph and the Z would be good up to 186mph or above

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
185 Reviews
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Would you recommend
Yes
No complaints, haven't broken them in yet though.
March 23, 2020
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Great transaction
Quality tire at a nice price, super fast response and delivery.
December 29, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Awesome tires
These are great handling Michelin tires! The lifespan is reasonable considering they are a sport tire, highly recommended for riding on twisty roads!
Love these tires!
Love these tires!
November 25, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Good tires
November 12, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
DOT 5018 purchased 11/19
nearly 1 year old but Michelin's warranty begins when the tire is installed.West coast shipping was 7 days to arrive.shipped in plastic wrap,ok protection. would buy again.light weight sporty rubber.
November 6, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Feel awesome
Very nice prifile easy to install....looks great
October 13, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
GENTE MUY RESPONSABLE Y PUNTUAL, MUY ATENTOS A LAS CONSULTAS, FÁCIL DE ENTENDER LA LISTA DE PRODUCTOS A LA VENTA. PARA RECOMENDAR. ES MAS YO COMPRE POR RECOMENDACIÓN DE UN AMIGO, ESTANDO EN SAN FRANCISCO EEUU.
October 2, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Great tire
Second time I bought this tire and I’m very satisfied with it.
I got close to 8000 miles on the rear and will be buying one for the front. Dual compound gives you the extra confidence and great grip both in wet and dry pavement
September 11, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Loving my new Michelin Pilots
Just wanted to let everyone know that these tires are the best.. The traction is the best in wet or dry weather.. This is my 3rd set.. Give them a try and you won’t be disappointed.
September 5, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Would you recommend
No
Works well just doesn't last 3k miles
FZ1 Gen.2 installed the tire on the rear 4 months ago and 2500 miles later I am 1mm away from the wear bar. Half the distance was just me riding other half +1 up.
Even the most aggressive riding will wear the edges so much, the center always goes first for me in Michigan (except when on the track).
I won't buy this tire again, longevity vs cost just doesn't properly trade off.
September 3, 2019
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