Michelin, the world’s leading automotive tyre manufacturer, haslaunched its high performance Pilot Road 2 and Pilot Street Radial for the motor bike riders in India. The Pilot Road 2 is targeted at the 500+cc segment of sports and super bikes while Pilot Street Radial focuses on the 250cc-500cc segment of motorbikes. With this Michelin introduces ISI marked radial tyres in India for this segment.

The Pilot Road 2 is manufactured with the two-compound technology borrowed from its own 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 mileage. In addition to wet grip and longevity the tyre is capable of handling parameters like dry braking, agility (steering) among others.

The new-size Pilot Street Radial has been designed with two ‘high modulus low shrinkage’ polyester carcass plies providing the required rigidity for optimal handling performance as well as endurance. It is supported by a 0o circumferential belt made of aramid material for an optimised contact patch.

The 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 and BMW R1200 ST. The Pilot Street Radial is suitable for Kawasaki Ninja 250, Ninja 300, Honda CBR 250 & Honda CB 300R.


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