Michelin Sets New Standard With Next Generation Motorcycle Road Tire

Michelin logo. (PRNewsFoto/MICHELIN)

GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 22, 2016 – Michelin North America is introducing the newest tire in its line-up of high-performance motorcycle tires.  The MICHELIN® Power RS, first introduced at the MICHELIN® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, combines revolutionary levels of dry-weather grip, agility, stability and superior handling performance. MICHELIN Power RS stands out as the sport motorcycle road tire market’s new benchmark* and accordingly targets the most discerning riders.

The tire’s high level of performance comes from a combination of Michelin’s longstanding expertise, its experience of top-flight racing and its demonstrated history of innovation.

The combination of new rubber compounds, some of which are derived from racing, and a new casing design, has resulted in incomparable grip on dry roads and a unique experience for the rider.

The innovative rear tire features a patented construction which benefits from all new MICHELIN Adaptive Casing Technology (ACT+) for impeccable straight-line and cornering stability.

This new range delivers exceptional performance and will be available in January 2017.

The tire will be available in 11 different sizes and will cover a broad spectrum of motorcycles, from 250cc bikes to large displacement sport bikes.

Front 110 70 ZR 17 54 W
120 60 ZR 17 55 (W)
120 70 ZR 17 58 (W)
Rear 150 60 ZR 17 66 (W)
160 60 ZR 17 69 (W)
180 55 ZR 17 73 (W)
180 60 ZR 17 75 (W)
190 50 ZR 17 73 (W)
190 55 ZR 17 75 (W)
200 55 ZR 17 78 (W)
240 45 ZR 17 82 (W)

Additional photos and resources are available at bit.ly/MichelinPowerRS.

About Michelin North America
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires.  Since 1989, Michelin has received 80 J.D. Power tire customer satisfaction awards—five times the number of all other tire manufacturers combined. In addition to tires, the company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,600 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.

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