From Competition Accessories:
Note: These tires promise the best of all worlds. We will have a full road test and review in a few weeks. -Ed.
Update (3/4/11) – We’ve since had our first look at the Pilot Road 3s, and offer initial impressions. -Ed.
The New 2011 Michelin Pilot Road 3 Tires. You always had to make a choice. The grip of a softer tire – or the durability of a harder tire? But thanks to Michelin 2CT dual-compound technology, MICHELIN Pilot Road 3 tires will offer both grip and further extended durability in one tire. By integrating a soft rubber compound on the tread shoulders with a wear-resistant compound down the middle, Michelin gives you the best of both worlds. The Pilot Road 3 tire is like two tires in one, but focused on high mileage. And focused on high mileage.
Expect the new Pilot Road 3 Tire to be the best combination of wet grip and tread life of any comparable tire. It will inspire rider confidence in challenging conditions, plus get even more mileage. The Pilot Road 3 Tire will surely features 12 sizes covering 94% of all sport touring radial fitments. This Tire will be a vast improvement on other dual-compound tires in the sport touring tire segment. Innovative front and rear tread designs. The Pilot Road 3 2CT tire will surely be an improvement on the Pilot Road and 2CT. They were the Winner of the 2009 Motorrad and Moto Revue sport touring tire tests. The 180/55 ZR 17 rear will be offered also in a ‘B’ version, specifically designed for loaded sport touring or riding two-up.
Revolutionary X Sipe Technology maximizes wet traction
Two Compound Technology combines tread life and cornering grip
High performance and environmentally sound