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Pilot Power vs Pilot Road 2s?

Its tyre time again and was thinking about giving a set of Pilot Powers a run.
From my research they are a sticky tyre with a more aggressive profile than the Roads.
Ive had Pilot Road 2s before and liked them and have just finished a set of RoadSmarts, well the rear is on wear bars and the front looks good but i dont really like its feel so its going too.
If there is anyone out there who has run both and can comment on the pro's and con's i'd be grateful.

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I haven't run them yet so I can't comment however a search for the word Pilot came back with 415 hits. I'm just sayin'
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I haven't run them yet so I can't comment however a search for the word Pilot came back with 415 hits. I'm just sayin'
Thanks for the tip Sharkbait.
I did do some searchin before I posted but found no comparisons between the 2 tyres which is what im curious about.
Pilot Road 2s have been worshiped to death on this site and for good reason and so many of the threads about Pilot tend to relate to simply the PR2s or compare those to other brand tyres.
So if any GT jockeys have run both i would love to hear your experience.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 31st, 2009, 10:15 am
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I had Pilot Powers on my K12S, very sticky, very soft, loved them on the S. On a K12GT if you get 3K from a rear and 5K from a front you'll be doing good. Pilot Power is a sport bike tire, a 600+ pound GT will eat them up. The Pilot Road 2 feels like a not quite as sticky Pilot Power. Love the PR2 on my GT can't see using anything else.
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