GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 11, 2015) –Michelin will be revamping its range of motorcycle racing tires in 2015 with the introduction of six new products, available in the U.S. and Canada starting in May. 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 tire, 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 tire is a 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 tire choices related to weather and track conditions.
– MICHELIN Power Cup Evo
This tire is the treaded version of the MICHELIN Power Slick Evo.
– MICHELIN Power SuperSport Evo
The MICHELIN Power SuperSport Evo 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).
Complete product information will be available at Michelin-Power.com in the coming weeks.
The rollout of these six new tires in 2015 is a testament to Michelin’s passion for motorsport, a passion dedicated to all motorcyclists. To support the launch, authorized Michelin racing tire distributors will be promoting a free tire offer starting in May; details to follow.
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. Racing means a lot more to Michelin however. As a longstanding component of the company’s DNA and philosophy, racing is an ideal platform for testing new technologies in the most extreme conditions, which has richly contributed to the six new tire ranges.
Michelin is the title sponsor for the CCS ASRA Team Challenge Series and the WERA Superbike class in 2015.
ABOUT MICHELIN NORTH AMERICA
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelin-us.com) employs more than 22,750 people and operates 20 major manufacturing plants.