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Old 23rd February 2010, 21:46   #1
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Default Michelin Pilot Sport 3 - Now in India

I just got the news in the evening.

Michelin Pilot Sport 3 launched in India.

Cant see any details on Indian Site but here's a link to the page.

Michelin Corporate - Products
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Old 23rd February 2010, 22:17   #2
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Yup. 15" and above. All sizes which had PP2s will have Ps3 now.

However, people looking for a performance tyre in 14"(like 185/60 R14 and 195/60 R14) are left high and dry.
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Can someone list the difference between the PP2s and PS3s?

I have the PP2s and love it for it's grip levels and strong sidewalls, even with my 45 profile I haven't had a problem of bulging due to some heavy impacts in pothole at times. However the downside of this is harsh ride.
I hope the PS3s offer a good enough grip level but better comfort and noise reduction than the PP2s?

Nikhil how much more expensive are the PS3s v/s PP2s in the same size?
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DOnt compare the two. PP2s are being phased out and PS3 will replace it.

PS3 will be a lot more expensive.
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Can someone list the difference between the PP2s and PS3s?

I have the PP2s and love it for it's grip levels and strong sidewalls, even with my 45 profile I haven't had a problem of bulging due to some heavy impacts in pothole at times. However the downside of this is harsh ride.
I hope the PS3s offer a good enough grip level but better comfort and noise reduction than the PP2s?
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The Pilot sport series is going to give you a lot more grip as well as better braking but at the cost of a more stiff ride.

If you want a more comfy ride then what you need to go for is the Energy MXV8 series.
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Old 26th February 2010, 23:13   #6
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Mpower, the Energy MXV8 has been phased out. It has been replaced by the Primacy LC.

At least, this is the case in India and South Asia.

The only MXV8s in the market are the ones that come OEM on the Honda Civic.
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Nikhil, I've seen new Civics with XM1. I suppose no longer it's MXV8 for Civic.
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^^Nikhil's brand new Civic came with MXV8 tyres.
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It means Honda is using both XM1 and MXV8 on Civics. Weird though, one is an entry level tyre the other is a comfort oriented one.
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PS3 will be a lot more expensive.
Really? I was given the impression that there would be a minor hike in the prices of the PS3 compared to the PP2 if any at all that is.

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It means Honda is using both XM1 and MXV8 on Civics. Weird though, one is an entry level tyre the other is a comfort oriented one.
Not really, both are comfort based tyres. One just happens to cater to the smaller wheel sizes and the other happens to be phased out. And BTW, none of Michelin's tyres are entry-level if you compare it to the competition!
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Not really, both are comfort based tyres. One just happens to cater to the smaller wheel sizes and the other happens to be phased out. And BTW, none of Michelin's tyres are entry-level if you compare it to the competition!
I thought of MXV8 to be above XM1. Thanks for the correction.

Michelins are no where entry level considering ride comfort. I said so because XM1 is at the bottom in their portfolio. Moreover, I was expecting XM1+ in my uncle's City and it came with XM1.
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Nikhil, I've seen new Civics with XM1. I suppose no longer it's MXV8 for Civic.
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^^Nikhil's brand new Civic came with MXV8 tyres.
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It means Honda is using both XM1 and MXV8 on Civics. Weird though, one is an entry level tyre the other is a comfort oriented one.
Guys, sorry for providing wrong information. Michelins coming with Civic are MXV8 not XM1. I just saw Energy and thought them to be XM1; yesterday analyzed that it was MXV8.
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As a fan of the PP2s, I look forward to some reviews on the PS3. On the pricing front, I don't expect them to be substantially more expensive than the PP2s that are being replaced. After all, the PP2 by itself was a premium-priced tyre.
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On the pricing front, I don't expect them to be substantially more expensive than the PP2s
Abhinav.Gupta just paid 9800 per tyre for 225/50/R16.
How much did the PP2s on your Merc cost?
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Actually I was wrong. The PS3 will be priced at EXACTLY the same price as the PP2.

A marginal increase due to the price increases, but apart from that, nothing else.

For ex: 195/50 R15 PP was priced at 5950. The Ps3 is priced at 6150.
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