To mark this important launch, the MICHELIN Power RS sport road tyre will be unveiled at the MICHELIN® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. This new range delivers exceptional performance and will be available for sale from January 1.
When it comes to dry-weather grip, agility, stability and peerless handling performance, the MICHELIN Power RS stands out as the sport motorcycle road tyre market’s new benchmark* and accordingly targets the most discerning riders.
For a single tyre to boast such a high level of performance in all these areas is the fruit of the combination of Michelin’s longstanding expertise, its experience of topflight racing and the diversification of its innovations. The combination of new rubber compounds, some of which are derived from racing, and a new carcass has resulted in incomparable grip on dry roads and a unique experience for the rider. The innovative rear tyre features a patented construction which benefits from MICHELIN ACT+ technology for impeccable straight-line and cornering stability.
The tyre will be available in 13 different sizes (four front and nine rear) covering a broad spectrum of motorcycles, from 300cc bikes to large capacity Supersport machines.
* According to a series of tests carried out by Michelin in 2016 at Fontanges, Cartagena and Ladoux using a 2015-specification BMW S1000RR equipped with 120/70ZR17 (front) and 190/55ZR17 (rear) tyres, comparing the new MICHELIN Power RS with the following competitor tyres: the Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3, the Dunlop Sportsmart 2, the Continental Sportattack III, the Bridgestone S21, the Metzeler M7RR.