You dont have to be world champion to get your hands on Michelin racing tire technology. Pilot Power tires use a rubber mix that was originally developed for MotoGP racing, and a tread pattern that covers less than 12% of the tires surface. The result is a maximum lean angle of 50.6 degrees on dry pavement and 41.9 degrees in the wet, achieved with a stock sportbike. Rubber compound reaches operating temperature quickly. Incredible cornering grip. Impressive durability for a high-performance tire. Designed for high-performance sportbikes. Suitable for street or track use. MotoGP-derived rubber mix. Tread pattern covers less than 12% of the tire surface, for phenomenal cornering adhesion. Synthetic rubber mix derived from MotoGP tire technology, formulated to maintain consistent performance even at advanced stages of tire wear. 50.6 maximum lean angle in the dry, as measured at the Michelin test track. The Michelin Pilot Power ultra high-performance tire has a speed rating of W or up to 168 mph.
"This Michelin Pilot Power front tire is a great tire for the street and will work on the track, as well. It ran mid 1:30's at Jennings GP race track (14 turns in one lap) for two full days on my ZX-6R. I still have a lot of life in the tire and have saved it to put back on the street. Great for the street and doable on the track, especially if you are just getting into track riding. Good bargain."