2015 looks to be an exciting year for motorcycles. Michelin make some of the best supersport tyres on the market, and in the coming months will be releasing 6 new products for the road and track.
While we've not ridden on any of these tyres yet, we're confident they'll progress the already excellent Michelin range even futher. We'll report back once we have some miles under our belt.
Michelin to launch six new hypersport and track tyres in 2015
Michelin will be revamping its range of hypersport and track motorcycle tyres in 2015, with the introduction of six new products. 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.
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 tyre, handling, grip and longevity.
Designed for experienced racers looking for quick lap times, this range is directly derived from the latest technological advances tested on the circuit.
This tyre is the road legal treaded version of the MICHELIN Power Slick Ultimate.
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 tyre choices related to weather and circuit conditions.
This tire is the road legal treaded version of the MICHELIN Power Slick 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).
The rollout of these six new tyres in 2015 bears testimony to Michelin's passion for motorsport, a passion dedicated to all motorcyclists. Racing means a lot more to Michelin however. As a longstanding component of the company's DNA and philosophy, racing is an ideal laboratory for testing new technologies in the most extreme conditions of use. The synergy between racing and hypersport tyre development is particularly relevant today.
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.
Boasting its 112th world championship across all disciplines, as well as an extraordinary 2014 season marked by two stunning victories at the Spanish and Italian Speed Championships, Michelin has established an impressive record of wins in motorcycle racing. An important showcase of Michelin knowhow, racing has long been a laboratory for technological excellence that has richly contributed to the six new tyre ranges.