Michelin India launches Pilot Road 2 and Pilot Street Radial Motorcycle tyres

Michelin, the world’s leading automotive tyre manufacturer, today launched its high performance Michelin Pilot Road 2 and Michelin Pilot Street Radial for the passionate motorcycle riders in India. According to a company statement, the Michelin Pilot Road 2 is arimed at the 500 cc plus segment of sports and super bikes and Michelin Pilot Street Radial focuses on the 250-500 cc segment of motorcyles. With this Michelin, pioneers of radialisation in tyres, introduce ISI Marked Radial tyres in India for the segment.
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Speaking at the launch, Pradeep Thampy, Commercial Director – Motorcycle and Scooter tyres, Michelin India, said: “Biking is rapidly becoming an extension of the personality for the young at heart, which is fuelling the growth of the Indian premium bike segment. There is a gradual but sure shift from usage of bikes from utilitarian to leisure and recreation. This segment is only going to increase, with industry analysts pegging the annual growth at 25 percent. Michelin Pilot Road 2 and Michelibn Pilot Street Radial will cater to the needs of this growing market and will provide the consumer with a fitting product. With the introduction of these tyres in the market Michelin demonstrates its worldwide commitment to riders to provide new tyres, each of which delivers more performance – taking India to a higher plane of mobility. Over the years, Michelin has constantly demonstrated its commitment to make motorbike riding enjoyable in all situations and to develop tyre ranges that deliver the best performance across the board, in terms of dry or wet grip, feel and steering accuracy, and total mileage. Combining these qualities is the promise that underlies Michelin Total Performance. Michelin tyres deliver safety, riding enjoyment and total mileage”.
The Michelin Pilot Road 2 is specifically designed for 500 cc plus motorcyles. It is manufactured with the two-compound technology borrowed from Michelin’s learnings from MotoGP technology. This technology offers dual performance capabilities in one – softer rubber on the shoulders for grip and harder rubber in the centre for increased fuel efficiency. The Michelin Pilot Road 2 in addition to its best in class wet grip and longevity, offers excellent performance in other handling parameters like dry braking, agility (steering) among others.
The new-size Michelin Pilot Street Radial has been designed with two HMLS (High Modulus Low Shrinkage) Polyester carcass plies, providing the required rigidity for optimal handling performances as well as expected endurance. It is supported by a 0o circumferential belt made of aramid material for an optimised contact patch.
Michelin Pilot Road 2 is available in sizes of 120/70 ZR 17 (58W), 180/55 ZR 17 (73W) and 190/55 ZR 17 (73W) and price ranging from Rs 8,772 to Rs 12,808. The Michelin Pilot Road 2 can be used as a fitment for Ducati Monster, Honda CBR 1000R, Suzuki Bandit, Kawasaki ZZR, Yamaha FZS Frazer, Yamaha MT-01, Triumph Speed Triple & BMW R1200 ST. The MICHELIN Pilot Street Radial is available in sizes of 110/70 R17, 130/70 R 17 and 140/70 R 17 and price ranging from Rs. 4,502 to Rs. 5,927. The MICHELIN Pilot Street Radial can be used as a fitment for Kawasaki Ninja 250, Ninja 300, Honda CBR 250 & Honda CB 300R. For more details on the product and its availability, visit motorcycle.michelin.in.
Michelin, the leading French tyre fim is dedicated to sustainably improving the mobility of goods and people by manufacturing and marketing tires for every type of vehicle, including aircraft, automobiles, bicycles/motorcycles, earthmovers, farm equipment and trucks. It also offers electronic mobility support services on ViaMichelin.com and publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, Michelin is present in more than 170 countries, has 113,400 employees and operates 69 production plants in 18 different countries. The Group has a Technology Centre in charge of research and development with operations in Europe, North America and Asia.

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