European tyre manufacturer Michelin has introduced the Pilot Power3 and Pilot Road4 range of radial motorcycle tyres in India. The tyres are designed for bikes with a capacity of 600cc and above, which makes them suitable for a range of CKD assembled and CBU imported motorcycles currently on Indian roads.
The Pilot Road4 tyre is suitable for braking on wet and slippery surfaces thanks to the XST+ sipe technology which offers more grip due to its patented sipes and water reservoir technology. According the Michelin, the tyre is made out of 100 per cent silica-charged rubber compounds that further provide grip on a wide range of surfaces. The Pilot Road4 tyre's longevity (Michelin claims it lasts 20 per cent longer than the Road3 tyres) and low ownership costs are enabled by Michelin's 2CT technology(Dual-Compound Technology). This offering from Michelin comes in GT and Trail variants to suit more specific riding needs. Essentially, this is a street and touring oriented tyre.
The Pilot Power3 is a much sportier tyre in nature. It also features the 2CT technology and is designed primarily for road use in roadsters or sport motorcycles. The tyre further provides better stability when cornering out of turns - a quality Michelin attributes to the combination of a harder compound underneath the softer shoulder compound, which comprises the 2CT+ technology. The company also claims maximum grip in both wet and dry conditions due to the semi-slick tread design. This would be a better pick for aggressive riders and racetrack frequenters.
Both the tyres will be priced between Rs 25-32,000 per set, excluding taxes (prices vary according to size) and will be available throughout the country at all premium Michelin dealerships and retailers.
|Michelin, the world's tyre technology leader, today announced the launch of two internationally acclaimed premium ranges of radial two wheel tyres in India, the MICHELINPilot Road4 and MICHELIN Pilot Power3. Pilot Road 4 and Pilot Power 3 are designed for high-performance for the 600cc and above superbikes. These two new tyre ranges will cover a broad range of super-sport motorcycle models that are used differently, for both road and track usage and will be available to equip motorbikes already on the road such as Kawasaki, Ducati, Aprilia, Benelli, Yamaha, Hyosung, Honda, etc. Pradeep G Thampy, Commercial Director, Two Wheels, Michelin Asia, Africa and Middle East said "Michelin is delighted to bring Pilot Road 4 and Pilot Power 3 to the discerning Indian consumer.Industry analysts predict the Indian superbike market of 500cc and above, which has been growing at has been growing 40-50%, year on year, to more than double in the next five years. This makes it an exciting time for the performance motorcycle market in India.Today; our motor cycle tyre portfolio covers the widest possible range of motorcycles in India, high - performance or the daily commute segment. We are committed to India and will continue to excite the Indian consumer with our advanced portfolio of produtcts" Designed to deliver maximum safety in all conditions along with durability, these two product ranges push boundaries of braking and performance.They are a tangible illustration of Michelin's Total Performance strategy of constantly and simultaneously improving tyre performance characteristics across all parameters MICHELIN Pilot Road 4: Pilot Road 4 delivers enhanced safety in all situations and an extended tyre life. Pilot Road 4 features XST+ technology, specially designed for outstanding wet weather braking. It helps the tyre stop faster on wet pavements and slippery surfaces. Pilot Road 4 also features Michelin's 2CT technology with 100% silica compounds for optimum balance between grip and longevity. MICHELIN Pilot Power 3:Pilot Power 3is designed for roadsters and sport motorbikes. Primarily intended for road use (85%), the new tyre can also deliver an exciting ride on the track. Developed with a combination of 2CT and 2CT+ technology, it offers more stability when cornering, especially under strong acceleration. The tyre offers enhanced safety performance with unique tread pattern design that makes Pilot Power 3 best in class wet breaking while delivering stability on steep angles without compromising with the pace. MICHELIN Pilot Road 4 and MICHELIN Pilot Power 3 are available nationally at Michelin premium dealerships - the Michelin Priority Partners, the TYREPLUS network and Michelin retailers.|