ANYBODY RUNNING PILOT POWER ON FRONT AND PILOT ROAD ON REAR? - Wrist Twisters
 
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ANYBODY RUNNING PILOT POWER ON FRONT AND PILOT ROAD ON REAR?

I bought another 919 and the rear tire is new (Pilot Road) and the front is stock Hi Sport with 3000 miles. I plan on changing the front. I have heard not to mix tires, but some guys run Powers on the front and Roads on the rear.

What do you guys think?

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-28-2010, 03:48 PM
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lets get rid of some confusion before we start.

There are a coupla different tires that Michelin makes

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Pilot Road
Pilot Road 2
Pilot Power
Pilot Power 2ct

That being said, i dont think you should have problems pairing any of the tires listed above together, they all have a similar profile... i know my buddy who has a KTM 690SMC just got a set, Road 2 out back, and Power 2ct in the front, and absolutely loves it. I went with Road 2's front and back because the 919 is a little heavier than his KTM.

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I'm running a Pilot Road 2 in back and a Pilot Power 2CT in front.

Works great; much better than the OEM rubber.

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The Hi-Sports were a bit crap - stick just fine, but wear fast and the front cups badly.

If you are a serious hardout rider then a Power will work well. If you riding and style are more 'normal' I'd recommend a Pilot Road 2 on the front (and rear!).

I'm running Pilot Road 2's front and rear and frankly that is all the tyre I require and I find the front confidence inspiring in the tight stuff when giving it some stick - PR2's are dual compound - sticky edges with firmer centres.

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The Hi-Sports were a bit crap - stick just fine, but wear fast and the front cups badly.

If you are a serious hardout rider then a Power will work well. If you riding and style are more 'normal' I'd recommend a Pilot Road 2 on the front (and rear!).

I'm running Pilot Road 2's front and rear and frankly that is all the tyre I require and I find the front confidence inspiring in the tight stuff when giving it some stick - PR2's are dual compound - sticky edges with firmer centres.
runnin pilot road 2's front and rear on my 919.... fully scrubbed, pegs a dragin all the time, can knee down no prob on the twisties i play on and i have never had them slip on me. I think UJM runs road 2's and i know he rides harder than i do, yet still highly recommends them.

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