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Pilot Power 2ct???? Others better???

I Know I Know it's like talking religion or politics but wanted to start a tire thread anyway...

Anyone out there use the Michelin Pilot Power 2ct?? What do you think? What kind of tread life is expected?? Will be buying tires soon and thinking of going with these...


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Pilot Power 2ct???? Others better???

I think there might be a review on these here in other threads. If you're thinking about getting them now the idea is already set in your mind that you'll get them. What else are you really trying to compare them with? As with any tire that I've read about, they all seam pretty good or good enough for the job. I typically go for more of a sport touring tire but I'm also a Bridgestone fan so can't help you there. Sorry for any irrelevant info. I was just wondering if there was another tire that interest you?


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I got 8000kms out of a set, sticky and instilled a lot of confidence. I would run them again but I came across a set of Q2's really cheap so I'm gonna run them this season.

I wouldn't hesitate...



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They are a great tire. I have run dozens of sportbike tires and these are towards the top of the list. Hard to go wrong with pilots. The 2cts wear a bit faster than the regular pilots but have a slight traction advantage.

They worked for me:

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Do a search on Bridgestone - this has been discussed before. Then decide, but there's no bad choice as such. Just alternatives.

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2CTs work just fine. I use a 2CT front with Pilot Road 2 rear and I'm getting a ton of mileage, but with a little extra grip up front. This combo also wears out at about the same mileage - around 7-8000 miles.
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2CTs work just fine. I use a 2CT front with Pilot Road 2 rear and I'm getting a ton of mileage, but with a little extra grip up front. This combo also wears out at about the same mileage - around 7-8000 miles.
Noticeable difference either way between the 2ct and the road 2??


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2ct's are the same thing as the regular pilot power, but with softer sides. I ran both in mid pack level 2 trackdays. The only difference I noticed was that the 2ct wore on the sides faster than the regular pilot power.




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2CTs work just fine. I use a 2CT front with Pilot Road 2 rear and I'm getting a ton of mileage, but with a little extra grip up front. This combo also wears out at about the same mileage - around 7-8000 miles.
I ran this same set up with about the same milage.

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Noticeable difference either way between the 2ct and the road 2??


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Not ever ridden with the 2CTs, but have an FZ1 I've been running Road 2's on and I gotta say, they get huge mileage out of the tires.

The last set I got 13,000 miles out of the front, and 9000 miles on the rear.
And that was with "spirited" riding (i.e. no touring pace).
I've had the bike for two years with 258 miles when I bought it.
It now is pushing 26,000 miles and am only on the 2nd set of Road 2's.
The Road 3's are super good in the wet, although more expensive than the Road 2's.

Now you can't expect equivalent handling performance between Road 2/3's and 2CT's.
But I have friends who've done track days on Road 2's with no problem.

I myself currently run Dunlop Q2's on my RC51, but if mileage is a priority, I'd consider Road 2/3's, or equivalent tires from Dunlop, Continental, etc.
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