Michelin will be revamping its range of hypersport and track motorcycle tyres in 2015, with the introduction of six new products. Designed to meet the needs of all riders, from the professional racer to the track-day enthusiast, the range incorporates the latest cutting edge technologies tested on the track in order to provide maximum safety, performance and riding enjoyment.
MICHELIN Power SuperMoto
Developed in collaboration with the best riders, this range turned in a winning performance at the 2014 FIM SuperMoto World Championship. It features a new 16-inch version and innovative rubber compounds that significantly and simultaneously improve feedback from the front tyre, handling, grip and longevity.
MICHELIN Power Slick Ultimate
Designed for experienced racers looking for quick lap times, this range is directly derived from the latest technological advances tested on the circuit.
MICHELIN Power Cup Ultimate
This tyre is the road legal treaded version of the MICHELIN Power Slick Ultimate.
MICHELIN Power Slick Evo
The MICHELIN Power Slick Evo is intended for the track and is ideal for weekend racer. 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 related to weather and circuit conditions.
MICHELIN Power Cup Evo
This tire is the road legal treaded version of the MICHELIN Power Slick Evo.
MICHELIN Power SuperSportEvo
The MICHELIN Power SuperSportEvo is designed for both road and track use. It delivers excellent longevity combined with wet and dry performance due to a combination of new rubber compounds and MICHELIN Adaptive Casing Technology (ACT).
The roll out of these six new tyres in 2015 bears testimony to Michelin’s passion for motorsport, a passion dedicated to all motorcyclists. Racing means a lot more to Michelin however. 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 is gearing up for a new challenge in this premier motorcycle racing championship where bikes deliver up to 250 hp. A continuously evolving showcase of advanced technology, MotoGP is set to adopt the 17-inch wheel size which is the market standard for sports and road motorcycles.
Boasting its 112th world championship across all disciplines, as well as an extraordinary 2014 season marked by two stunning victories at the Spanish and Italian Speed Championships, Michelin has established an impressive record of wins in motorcycle racing. An important showcase of Michelin know how, racing has long been a laboratory for technological excellence that has richly contributed to the six new tyre ranges.
MICHELIN, the leading tire company, is dedicated to sustainably improving the mobility of goods and people by manufacturing and marketing tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, 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, France, Michelin is present in more than 170 countries, has 111,200 employees and operates 67 production plants in 17 different countries. The Group has a Technology Center in charge of research and development with operations in Europe, North America and Asia. (www.michelin.com)