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POWER 5

MICHELIN

RANKING: #7 Sportbike Street Tire, #8 Sportbike Track Tire, #4 Supermoto General Use Tire

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Tire Description

Experience improved wet grip versus its predecessor. MICHELIN 2CT and 2CT+ silca compounds with 11% void ratios front and rear deliver tremendous grip in wet conditions. The patented sidewall designs of the MICHELIN Power 5 tire enhance sportbike styling. 

PROS:

  • Good balance between tire life and stick

  • Heat up quickly for general road use

CONS:

  • Heats up too slowly for track

Overall Review

The Michelin Power 5 is a replacement for the Pilot Power 3. This tire is rated well overall, Good mix of tire life and stick.

Reviews by Source

20 reviews, 4.7 of 5 stars. On a 2007 RT, got 9k rear, 12k front, used on cross country trip with rear bags on bike. Another says this is a good balance between touring tire and slick. On a 2007 GSXR 600, makes the bike very nimble and it just falls into corners, heat up well and traction amazing. Another prefers the Power RS over the Power 5, for the track it heats up too slowly. On a ZX10R, at a track day, stuck as well as slicks. Another says the Q3+ and Michelin Power 5 are similar, prefers the Power 5. On a ZZR1200, turn in positive, feedback is great, stick like rails. On a 2019 Speed Triple, tires track corners, wet handling is the best, tire temp is lower than others.

7 ratings, 5 of 5 stars. On a 2005 Honda 919, dry grip on Power 5 is better than the Road 5. On a CBR, extremely sticky around corners. Another says the wet grip on par or better than Metzeler M 7 RR, more ready to lean over.

4 reviews, 5 of 5 stars. One reviewer likes the neutral profile, tires simply do what you want without thinking about it, gave great confidence and feedback.

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POWER 5

MICHELIN

RANKING: #7 Sportbike Street Tire, #8 Sportbike Track Tire, #4 Supermoto General Use Tire