How are your Michelin power rs's holding up? (track days)

Discussion in 'Tech' started by dallen.helmer, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. dallen.helmer

    dallen.helmer Well-Known Member

    I been running power rs's on both my ninja 300 and gsxr 600 I like them on both my bikes both running at a intermediate pace. I like to know everyone's take on when they replace them or feel the need to, many people are saying I need to get on q3's because when Michelins goes out it doesn't give a warning.

    Whats everyone else's experience/take on that saying.

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  2. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    quantify "many peoples"?? What evidence of this "tires go away" theory do they have?
    what is it you think Q3s are going to give you the michelins dont?
    I always take randoms reco's with a grain of salt because they are not using facts or data to support their claims. They are probably using a zip tie for suspension
    Ill say this... if youre rolling around learning you can go a long ways til the tires are a problem. Same with brake pads and stock 530 chains.
    The most important thing is to have accurate pressure measurements for your tires. There aint a tire out there that suddenly throws a rider on the ground when its done with its life cycle... unless it goes flat.
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  3. lopitt85

    lopitt85 Well-Known Member

    It's all an individual brand/feel preference. I rode Q3 and Q3+ religiously. Dunlop was the only tire I've ever had on my bike. Loved them as a track tire, and was nowhere near its limits, I just wanted to try something new.

    I rode my buddies bike, a GSX-R, just like mine and he had the Power RS tires on there. They also felt great and were way more capable than me. Either one is capable of Advanced group pace, and I've seen lots of control riders who use them both while coaching at trackdays. Maybe you're at the point I was at, just need to try something else to see if there is something you will like more.
  4. JBowen33

    JBowen33 Only fast on Facebook

    Get slicks... your welcome
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  5. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    That was true, 15 or 20 years ago. Not so much today.
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    MELK-MAN The Dude abides...

    "Michelin goes out it doesn't give a warning".. good lord. Is this 1970's thing still a thing ? Guess what. Any tire that just "goes out" is not warning you. This is what happens when you talk to track day guys.
    PS: this is a racing forum, not going to have a plethora of track day only riders, running track day only tires here...
    kind of a catch 22 ain't it.
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    MELK-MAN The Dude abides...

    not always an ideal solution..
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  8. dallen.helmer

    dallen.helmer Well-Known Member

    I just had to get the buzz. I always took that advice with a grain of salt like everyone said. I wanted to know other experiences/result to justify my reason to run Michelin besides my liking and confidence in them.

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    MELK-MAN The Dude abides...

    all the tires from all mfgs are very good these days.. there will be differences in feel and general characteristics from brand to brand, and there will be big differences in track day/sport tires vs competition rubber. Put your money where it's best used. First, gotta ask yourself, track day/sport or competition tires. Obviously, competition tires are gonna cost more, and really should be used with tire warmers. I'm partial to Michelin.. love their stuff, and have used em for 15 years (comp tires only, don't know much about their track day/sport stuff).
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  10. dallen.helmer

    dallen.helmer Well-Known Member

    Well street Id probably go with something more water friendly I'm talking about track day tires both my gsxr and ninja as stated before are running the power rs's. I feel next if I upgrade I wanna try the power cup evos since they are similar in design.

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  11. Senna

    Senna Well-Known Member

    For a track-only bike, I cannot recommend the Supercorsa TDs enough. I dont have personal experience with them, but general feedback on the Metzeler CompK slicks was positive from friends I know running that tire.
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  12. lopitt85

    lopitt85 Well-Known Member

    Pretty much all of the hyper sport/trackday tires are good up to advance level pace. The Q4 and Pirelli trackday tire are a step above those, then you're into slicks.

    Another option to consider is the Metzeler Compk slick. I swapped from the Q3+ to these just to try something new and I'm never going back.
  13. TurboBlew

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  14. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Well-Known Member

    I use them on track day bikes. They work great, no complaints.

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