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post #1 of 16 Old 12-01-2012, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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What is the difference between Michelin power pure vs the Michelin 2cts? The 2cts are more popular but the power pure is a softer tire idk help me out guys!

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post #2 of 16 Old 12-01-2012, 12:42 PM
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You got it right.
The Pilot Pures are more weighted toward track riding than street, while the Pilot Power 2CTs are slightly weighted toward street.

Pure = softer & stickier, still with dual compounds.
2CT = less soft, you'll get more miles out of these on the street than the Pures. They still are very good track-day tires for an intermediate-level pace.

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post #3 of 16 Old 12-01-2012, 01:55 PM
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They are both 2CT's. the power pure is lighter and the center will last appox as long. The pure is the way to go!

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Ive had both / The performance u will get is well worth the $20-$40 extra on the pures! & they still have an excellant tread life 4 a soft tires. 4k safe on rear

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post #6 of 16 Old 12-01-2012, 05:39 PM
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Both are for track. It's just easier to get the 190/55 rear tire in the pilot power 2CT than the power pure. (and slightly cheaper)

Power One (and new power "cup"?) are even better performing on track.


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post #7 of 16 Old 12-02-2012, 08:50 AM
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I've used both and liked the 2cts better. Better wear and a better profile. For me, the 2cts are smooth all the way to the edge.
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post #8 of 16 Old 12-02-2012, 10:06 AM
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They are both dual compound tires. I owned the pures and you'll not be disappointed with them. I got good mileage out of mine and most of my riding is commuting back and forth to work. The guy I bought the bike I now have installed the Pilot Powers on the rear (for some reason it still has the front original Pirelli from 2006). I will see how I like these tires.

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I have run several sets of the 2CTs on my '07 1KRR and my '09 1KRR... I loved them. Great Road Tire. I tracked a set of 2CTs at Road America and was very pleased.

I just (this week) put a set of PUREs (190/55 series rear) on my '09 1KRR and even riding in 50° degree weather; (somewhat chilly) I am extrememly pleased with them. Put about 200miles on yesterday, loved the linear feel of turn-in, very controllable, very communicative, great feel from the road on these. I'm very anxious to see what kind of road-mileage-life I can squeeze out of them. That will determine if I continue going with PUREs -or- go back to 2CTs. I hope to stay with the PUREs.

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post #10 of 16 Old 12-03-2012, 09:14 AM
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Yup, just the way that chart shows...
I have 2CT on my street bike and Power One on track bike.
I love Michelins. If you are riding on the street and still wants to hit the track ones in a while you want to do Power Pure. 2CT, Pure & One all three are dual compound, it's just matter of your useage.

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