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anyone use 1 or both of these to compare and give feed back ? I like power pilot 3 but not a fan of the tread pattern and Q3s are right on point with all the fancy technology lol im a weekend knee dragger and commuter some days during the week, most of my riding is moderate to nuts when I bust as on them litre bikes lol
 

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I've run both, the grip of the q3 is hard to beat for the price, however if you commute with the bike, then I'd suggest the power 3, I put a lot of miles on it, and did a track day with no issues
 

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I have never had the Michelin but the Q3 are so damn amazing and better than anything I've ever had that i can't even justify trying anything else. They are unbelievably confidence inspiring.
 
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I don't have experience with the PP3, but I do run Q3's as my commuter and weekend fun tires and have no problems with them at all. Approx 6K on them so far.
 

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How do you plan on riding?
Ride in the rain?
How many miles/year?
Track Days?


PP3
Longer lasting generally
Better in the wet
Very good on the street, with an occasional trackday


Q3
Very sticky for a street tire
Excellent for trackdays,
generally wears faster



I have PP3s on my SV650
I have Q3s on my ZX6R
 

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I run about -/+ 5,000 miles a year I still have the stock bridgestones on the bike, cant stand that I don't have a lot of feed back from the tires I rode a bike with the PP3 and was a night and day difference im just not too sold on the tread pattern call me picky or whatever lol revzilla has the Q3 for 230 for both which isn't shabby I paid that for my battalax at the end of summer
 

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I mostly ride my Q3 on the street .Its just a such a sticky tire that at my pace its perfectly good for the track.

If I were you, I would at least try the Q3. Its that good.
 

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On the 650, I get about 4K miles street and track for the Q3's. About 4 track days in that time. Pretty misshapen at that point but I could do more street miles. I do have to be more careful on the 4th track day and I won't go past that even though there might be enough tread for it.

1 front per 2 rears. I have been through a few sets of Q2's and Q3's thanks to the rebates that keep showing up. I am hoping another one comes up so I can get one more rear for the 650 and start stocking up for the 636.
 

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Q3 is stickier but you won't see any performance difference between the two unless you are running at intermediate or advanced pace on the track. On the street you won't see any difference in grip when running at the kind of pace that street riding or even novice pace at the track limits you to. PP3 will give you better performance in the we and better life. PP3s do like slightly higher pressures than Q3s which contributes to the higher life. They have a completely different feel that comes from the fact that Q3 has a carbon fiber reinforced sidewall (more communication with the road but also harsher ride) and more aggressive profile (less rubber on the road when upright but more when leaned over).

The Q3 advertises itself as being a 50/50 road/track tire which shows in the way it sacrifices more in the way of smooth ride, tire life, and wet weather traction for more grip. The PP3 advertises itself as 85/15. Personally I'd go with the PP3 for anyone who didn't regularly do track days. On real world road conditions you just won't find any actual performance difference.

Me personally I don't have a choice. Ever since I got rid of my 6R for a high torque bike that chews through tires more quickly Q3s stopped being an option. Less than 2500 miles out of a rear just won't cut jt.
 

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you make it look to easy :D

I also had da knee dragging experience with them, I had a slip small on my track day but I didn't adjust my tire pressure properly, I think they are a great tire..


green powah :D
 

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Really pisses me off they don't do q3s here in uk...I can get them on eBay but I'm wary of any import charges (if there are any)....I really want to try them this summer....only slight concern is how they perform in cooler temps. I currently run on pp2cts which are good in cooler weather....I know q3 is far more advanced but would it be on a par when cooler? I don't ride in rain unless caught out....purely weekend toy
 

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No offense OP but the tread pattern on tires is a functional thing and should not be considered with aesthetics in mind. If you think an unattractive looking tread pattern is a priority in a tire then you seriously need to re-evaluate your priorities.
 
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