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Based on this thread.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=44641

I'm looking for a discussion on Michelin PR2's v. PR3's. If anyone has experience with either tire, I would appreciate your input.

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I'm on my second set of PR3's and can only say good things about them. Dry,wet,freeway,canyons,dirt roads.They do a great job and wear well.

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Will try PR4 if I can get them this spring. If not PR3.

PR2 is good from forum review but I'm going for newer.

PR4 should last longer.

Just be very careful on stock tires. They are hard and will crack. IMO

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I've had PR3s and have nothing bad at all to say...

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Ive been using PR3 for rear, and it last 12.000 km.

Front tire is about 15.000 and still rolling.

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I'm on my second set of PR3's and can only say good things about them. Dry,wet,freeway,canyons,dirt roads.They do a great job and wear well.
What type of mileage are you getting out of the rear tire? I have a hard time getting 5000 miles out of a rear tire. Mounted a Pirelli on the rear of my drz400sm and at 2700 starting to show cord.
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I'm on my second set of PR3s, very happy with them.

Rode the first set for 16,000 kms (10,000 miles) and they still had a few thousand Kms left but I was heading out on a long tour.

I'm at 9,300 kms (5,800 miles) on set #2 with loads of tread left.

I've used them on long flat highways, the Cabot Trail and the Tail of the Dragon, and through lots of wet weather and a few gravel roads. They are expensive (most tires in Canada are expensive) but they have been worth the price.

I never had PR2s. My PR3s replaced the stock Dunlops at about 13,000kms (8,125 miles)

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I am using PR2's and very satisfied. I purchased at best price I've found in Ontario from A Vicious Cycle. Shipping is reasonable.
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I didn't know there were PR4's. Thanks! I'll look into that too.

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What type of mileage are you getting out of the rear tire? I have a hard time getting 5000 miles out of a rear tire. Mounted a Pirelli on the rear of my drz400sm and at 2700 starting to show cord.
Had a bout 9000 miles on the first set but there was still plenty of miles left on them. Had the bike in the shop to do the valve check and a bunch of other stuff i had put on the bike so just went ahead and put on a new pair. The second set i have about 8500 miles and no need to change any time soon.

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Had a bout 9000 miles on the first set but there was still plenty of miles left on them. Had the bike in the shop to do the valve check and a bunch of other stuff i had put on the bike so just went ahead and put on a new pair. The second set i have about 8500 miles and no need to change any time soon.
thanks for the info. I will have to check them out.
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...They are expensive (most tires in Canada are expensive) but they have been worth the price....
I've usually imported my tires from the US, but I wanted another Tourance rear 150/70x17 after my D2D ride in June. I checked around, and bought it from here http://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/ for LESS $ than I'd last paid in the US, DELIVERED to my local Post Office in Kelowna!

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Are you guys who are using the PR3s....are they the regular PR3s or the PR3 Trails?

I'm going to want to replace the stock tires at some point. Haven't decided yet if I want to keep a dual sport tire on the bike, something like the Pirelli Scorpion. Or go more sport-tour, like the PR3 or the Pirelli Angels.
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PR2's here replaced the stock Dunlops, 10,000 km on the rear with plenty left. 7,000 on the front with of course plenty left. Never tried PR3's a mate suggested I'd like the 2's better. The OEM's lasted 8,200 km rear and 11,000 km front. I have a set of Pirelli Angel GT's to do my 7,000 km trip in May.
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Are you guys who are using the PR3s....are they the regular PR3s or the PR3 Trails?

I'm going to want to replace the stock tires at some point. Haven't decided yet if I want to keep a dual sport tire on the bike, something like the Pirelli Scorpion. Or go more sport-tour, like the PR3 or the Pirelli Angels.

Both sets of mine have been the regular PR3's picked them over the angels because the guys here that have run the angels liked them both they wore out quick. Might have a look at the Pirelli GT or the PR4's when it comes time to change.

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Thanks fellows, made order today, it will cost about 200 Euros (with discount), full price 277 Euros
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I called my shop today and ordered PR4's. Not released yet, but they will get them when they are. I'm willing to give them a go. I don't think I'll be disappointed.

I have Michelin Power Pure's on my Grom, and they make it a whole new bike.

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Has anyone compared the Pirelli Angel sport tourer tires to Michellin Pilot Road 2/3/?
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