Six new products to join Michelin motorcycle tyre range
Michelin reports it will revamp “the bulk” of its motorcycle hypersport and track tyre range this year through the introduction of six new products. These additions, the tyre maker adds, are “designed to meet the needs of all riders, from the professional racer to the track-day enthusiast.”
The French manufacturer says this tyre was developed in collaboration with the best riders and turned in a winning performance at the 2014 FIM SuperMoto World Championship. It features a new 16-inch version and rubber compounds said to “significantly and simultaneously improve handling, feedback from the front, grip and longevity.”
Power Slick Ultimate
Designed for experienced riders looking to clock high speeds, this range is “directly derived from the latest technological advances tested on the circuit.”
Power Cup Ultimate
This tyre is the treaded version of the Michelin Power Slick Ultimate, and is approved for road use.
Power Slick Evo
The Michelin Power Slick Evo is intended for the track and claimed to be ideal for weekend racing. “Easy to handle, it features Michelin Adaptive Casing Technology (ACT) and a new highly versatile rubber compound that avoids having to make difficult tyre choices depending on weather and circuit conditions.”
Power Cup Evo
This tyre is the treaded version of the Power Slick Evo. It is approved for road use.
Power SuperSport Evo
The Power SuperSport Evo is designed for both road and track use. “It delivers excellent longevity and wet and dry performance, thanks to a combination of new rubber compounds and Michelin Adaptive Casing Technology.”
According to Michelin, the rollout of these six new tyres in 2015 bears testimony to the company’s passion for sports, a passion dedicated to bikers from all horizons. However the tyre maker says racing means a whole lot more to it: “As a longstanding component of the company’s DNA and philosophy, racing is an ideal laboratory for testing new technologies in the most extreme conditions of use. The synergy between racing and hypersport tyre development is particularly relevant today.”
Having officially announced its return to MotoGP in 2016, Michelin says it is gearing up for a new challenge in this premier motorcycle racing championship, where bikes deliver up to 250hp. MotoGP is set to adopt the 17-inch wheel size, which is the market standard for sports and road motorcycles.