RANKING: #5 Sportbike Street Tire, #6 Sportbike Track Tire
Its racing-bred compounds provide incomparable grip and a unique experience for riders. The front tire’s racing breeding optimizes the steering force required to lean and gives accurate feedback through turns. The rear tire has been engineered to optimize the pressure exerted on the contact patch. MICHELIN’s patented Adaptive Casing Technology+ (MICHELIN ACT+) delivers on the brand’s Total Performance promise to ensure flawless straight-line and cornering stability. The factors that determine a motorcycle tire’s sporty credentials include grip and manoeuvrability, as well as handling during changes of lean angle, under braking and when accelerating hard. MICHELIN came out on top in all of these areas in the MTC test. The MICHELIN Power RS tire improves upon the already exceptional wet grip of the MICHELIN Pilot Power 3 tire by 3.5 seconds**. With MICHELIN 2CT (Dual Compound Technology) at the front and MICHELIN 2CT+ at the rear, MICHELIN Power RS tires deliver outstanding grip in dry and wet conditions alike.
Quick warm up
Good wet traction
May crack in the cold
The Michelin Power RS has a good mix of handling, stick and tire life. Multiple riders prefer the Michelin Power RS over the Michelin Pilot Power.
Reviews by Source
15 reviews, 5 of 5 stars. One rider got 7k miles, sticky with positive grip. Another likes the Michelin Power RS over the Rosso 2. On a CBR1000RR, corner well, smooth at high speeds.
22 reviews, 4.8 of 5 stars. On a 2016 Ninja 1000, goth 6,500 miles, very predictable in turns, best wet weather handling tire. Another got 7k miles, has long tread life, excellent wet traction, incredible grip in corners, like better than Continental Trail Attack 2 and Pirelli Scorpion 2.
74 reviews, 4.8 of 5 stars. One rider likes the Michelin Power RS over the Pilot Power. On a GSX-R 750, prefer over the Pilot Power 3, warm up more quickly. On an RSV4, tires will stick very well, mileage on the low side, lower mileage than 2CT or Battlax. On a ZX6R, tires are out in the cold, have gotten cold cracks on the softer part of the compound. Another prefers the Michelin Power RS over the Dunlop Q3+, more comfortable in the the turns. Another prefers the RS over the Michelin Pilot Power, and the Pilot Power over the Pilot Road 4, RS has stability in turns, decent wet grip, and moderate tread life. On a S1000RR, prefer the RS over the Super Corsa, got 8k miles from the RS, like the cold grip over the Super Corsa.