MICHELIN Pilot Street Radial: Unleash the performance of your bike
At last, there is a radial structure for 250 cc’s and over which combines good overall performance with optimal handleability over time². It comes out top of its category¹ for grip in the wet ensuring a safer ride and its sporty look is set to be a hit.
Radial technology available for 250 cc’s and over Radial architecture gives incomparable stability and handleability. The sidewalls and tread are independent and therefore have specific characteristics: the sidewalls are flexible and offer greater comfort at high speed by cushioning road surface deformation. The tread, which is in contact with the ground, enables the tyre to grip the road. Its contact area is not as long as a bias tyre but wider and offers greater grip when cornering sharply on bends.
The best grip on wet roads in its category.¹ The grip on wet roads has been recognized by the independent DEKRA Test Centre as being the best in its category¹. The 100% silica rubber compound makes all the difference on wet roads, an essential factor for sporty use in complete safety.
A tyre that lasts Its excellent longevity² has been tested in Brazil by the independent organism, the MAUA Institute of Technology, in comparison with our competitors. The pressure in a radial tyre contact area is more evenly distributed which means that wear is ultimately more uniform with longer lasting high performance.
An attractive, sporty look. A tyre directly inspired by the Sport Touring radial ranges with a tread based on the MICHELIN Pilot Road 2 tyre: give your bike a smart, sporty look!
1:Test conducted in September 2012 at the DEKRA test centre on wet surfaces comparing MICHELIN Pilot Street Radial tyres vs Bridgestone Battlax BT92 Radial Bridgestone Battlax BT90 Radial tyres in sizes 110/70 R17 54H - 140/70 R17 66H and Pirelli Sport Demon tyres in sizes 110/70-17 54H - 140/70-17 66H. Results may vary depending on motorcycle type and operating conditions. 2:Tests conducted by MAUA Institute of Technology - São Paulo-Brésil between July and September 2012 comparing MICHELIN Pilot Street Radial tyres in sizes 110/70 R17 54H - 140/70 R17 66H vs Pirelli Sport Demon tyres in sizes 110/70-17 54H - 140/70-17 66H. Results may vary depending on motorcycle type and operating conditions.
Michelin – we take you further.
The vision of our founders, Edouard and André Michelin, has guided the development of the MICHELIN brand for more than 125 years: making driving as simple, safe, and comfortable as possible – first with innovative tires and wheels, followed by road maps, travel guides, and contributions toward improving traffic infrastructure. Along with this comes a strong engagement with the environment, as modern mobility must be sustainable and not detrimental to the environment.
Each year the Michelin Group produces more than 178 million tires in 68 production facilities in 17 countries, and it operates sales networks in more than 170 countries. The product offerings are many: from bicycle, passenger car, truck, motorcycle, and tractor tires, to tires for 5-ton earth-moving machines. Michelin employs 111,700 people worldwide and owns one of the oldest, most famous trademarks in the world – the legendary Michelin Man.
Targeted development: MICHELIN Total Performance
In the development of new products, Michelin faithfully pursues the concept of "MICHELIN Total Performance", backed by the rigorous standard of always bringing together a number of performance characteristics into a tire, to achieve optimal results. We follow this philosophy not only in the development of our standard products, but also in motorsports. Numerous technical innovations help to relieve burdens on the environment, drivers, and businesses. Hidden out of sight in tire casings, tread designs, and rubber compounds, throughout their lives MICHELIN tires show their full potential: they offer excellent grip, long life, and reduced fuel consumption thanks to their low rolling resistance.
To better understand the conditions which tires are subjected to in everyday use, in the summer of 2014 Michelin began a unique research project – the Road Usage Lab. Vehicles from 3,000 drivers in Europe were equipped with special measurement devices to record data about the tires' use. These valuable findings are being employed in the development of future tire models, making them better suited to the needs of real drivers.