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s1rrkitt’s Story

Tire Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars
Tires: MICHELIN® POWER RS
Motorcycle: BMW S1000RR
Annual Mileage: 10,000+
Location: Sanford, Florida

Michelin definitely is not kidding about their tires on wet roads. Just went for a spirited ride around town after it rained with my friend who was completely mystified by how far I had my bike leaned over as if my tire was completely dry. I knew the roads were still wet, but I truly did not know my tires were actually treading standing water through the turns, and the tires did not ever clue me in! The PowerRS firmly tracked my lines as I intended, never slipping for even a millisecond.

I have tried other tires with different manufacturers and have never felt so confident in wet roads than I have with Michelin’s. 
Even in the cold, the PowerRS is a phenomenal tire to have on your bike. Normally, you would want to heat the tire up before heading out to ensure you have optimal grip, but the need to do so is minimal with these tires. Thanks to super soft compounds on the sides, you will still have the necessary grip you can count on.
 The lowest I personally have gotten my bike down to is 57°. One day I will finally go to a track and the PowerRS will be the tires I take with me! I run with 120/70 up front and 200/55 on the rear.

  1. bikecycler’s Story
  2. Tire Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars
    Tires: MICHELIN® Pilot® Road 4
    Motorcycle: BMW K1600GT
    Annual Mileage: 5,000 – 10,000
    Location: Elkhart, Indiana

    Got 12,000 miles on my first pair (Pilot Road 4 GTs) and I just put on my second pair. These are better that the original brand I had on the bike, better than the Pilot Road 3s I had on the bike previously, and better than two other brands I had on my previous bike.

    “Better” is not just a reflection of wear. The wet tracking gives me confidence. They are smooth and quiet. And the look is great. I don’t think there’s a better tire out there for my bike.

  3. Harley Long-Rider 13’s Story
  4. Tire Rating:
    Tires: MICHELIN® Scorcher®
    Motorcycle: Harley-Davidson® Street Glide, Ultra Classic, Springer Softail and Dyna Super Wide Glide
    Annual Mileage: 10,000+
    Location: Springfield, Louisiana

    I have been riding for over 40 years and have used just about every brand of street tire available. I currently own 4 Harleys and use Michelin tires on all of them. They all have performance upgrades with the Street Glide dyno’ing at over 104hp. I’m usually lucky to get 5k miles out of a back tire. I do ride HARD and FAST so that is to be expected. I recently installed a Scorcher on the front and rear of my Glide and am extremely happy with the performance and wear. I’ve got over 2500 miles on the tires and they are both wearing very slowly. I think I might get over 8k on the rear tire which in my book is outstanding. Here in Louisiana the weather changes in a heartbeat and these tires grip the road in all conditions. I highly recommend these tires. You definitely get what you pay for.

  5. Flash’s Story
  6. Tire Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars
    Tires: MICHELIN® Commander® II
    Motorcycle: Yamaha 1100 Star
    Annual Mileage: <1,000
    Location: Riverside, California

    Put a Commander II on the front of the heavy Yamaha 1100 start classic, wow night and day
 diff. Cornering, freeway stable. But of course it replaced an old Pirelli, I don’t recall the
 model. But best money I spent on tires with Michelin.

  7. Lou’s Story
  8. Tire Rating:
    Tires: MICHELIN® Anakee® III
    Motorcycle: BMW F700GS
    Annual Mileage: 5,000 – 10,000
    Location: Innisfil, Ontario

    I have had no issues with the Anakee III, would buy them again.
 Drove my bike from Ontario to the BMW Rally in Utah Salt Lake City and they handled great on and off road.