Michelin Pilot Road 3 Trail Tires Building on the tremendous reputation Michelin has built over the years, the Michelin Pilot Road 3 Tire is the successor to the award winning Pilot Road 2. With the Michelin Pilot Road 3 Motorcycle Tire you are really getting 2 tires in 1, by integrating a soft rubber compound on the tread shoulders with a wear-resistant compound down the middle, Michelin gives you the best of both worlds. The Pilot Road 3 is a dual compound sport-touring radial tire. X-Sipe Technology for adventure touring bikes For trail bikes ridden primarily on the road All-season grip and outstanding mileage for adventure bikes like the BMW GS, Triumph Tiger 800 and Suzuki V-Strom X-Sipe Technology Drains water away from the contact patch, while breaking through water film on the road 2 Compound Technology For optimized wear, the 2CT compound distribution on the rear tire has been adapted specifically for trail bikes Soft compound on the shoulders for cornering grip, harder compound in the center for durability Note The Trail version of the Pilot Road 3 tire is designed specifically for large, ADV bikes that are ridden solely on the road. They have a different compound makeup than the standard Pilot Road 3 Tires .