TVS and Michelin tyres for India
TVS Tyres have launched 4 motorcycle tyres to best meet two wheeler segment needs. Michelin have launched Pilot Road 2 and Pilot Street Radial motorbike tyres in India.
Pancer Poly X (MCY Rear Tyre) is best suited for Hero Ignitor, and Stunner has an attractive block pattern, and provides excellent water drainage. A firm polyester casing offers structural stability at high speed.
ATT 230R (MCY Rear Tyre) is best suited for Bajaj Pulsar 200NS, and Honda CBR 150R displays a contemporary pattern, which provides more rubber contact with the ground. It facilitates excellent road holding, and an optimized profile gives confidence during cornering.
Jumbo GT (MCY Rear Tyre)is best suited for Hero Splendour family, Yamaha Crux and TVS Centra. Jumbo PT (MCY Rear Tyre) is well suited for Hero Splendour family, Yamaha Crux and TVS Centra. Both Jumbo GT & Jumbo PT tyres wear bold pattern and wide channeling grooves provide good traction and grip in varied road conditions.
MICHELIN Pilot Road 2 targets 500+ cc segment of sports and super bikes and MICHELIN Pilot Street Radial focuses on the 250cc- 500cc segment of motorbikes. The new development sees Michelin introduce ISI Marked Radial tyres in India for the segment.
Pradeep Thampy, Commercial Director – Motorcycle & Scooter tyres, Michelin India, said “Biking is rapidly becoming an extension of the personality for the young at heart, which is fuelling the growth of the Indian premium bike segment. There is a gradual but sure shift from usage of bikes from utilitarian to leisure and recreation. This segment is only going to increase, with industry analysts pegging the annual growth at 25%. MICHELIN Pilot Road 2 and MICHELIN Pilot Street Radial will cater to the needs of this growing market and will provide the consumer with a fitting product.”
“With the introduction of these tyres in the market Michelin demonstrates its worldwide commitment to riders to provide new tyres, each of which delivers more performance – taking India to a higher plane of mobility. Over the years, Michelin has constantly demonstrated its commitment to make motorbike riding enjoyable in all situations and to develop tyre ranges that deliver the best performance across the board, in terms of dry or wet grip, feel and steering accuracy, and total mileage. Combining these qualities is the promise that underlies Michelin Total Performance. Michelin tyres deliver safety, riding enjoyment and total mileage”, he added.
The MICHELIN Pilot Road 2 is manufactured with 2-compound technology borrowed from MotoGP technology to offer dual performance capabilities in one with softer rubber on the shoulders for grip and harder rubber in the centre for increased mileage. MICHELIN Pilot Road 2 offers best in class wet grip and longevity, and performance in handling parameters like dry braking, agility (steering) among others.
MICHELIN Pilot Street Radial is designed with two HMLS (High Modulus Low Shrinkage) Polyester carcass plies for required rigidity for optimal handling performances, and expected endurance. It is supported by a 0o circumferential belt made of aramid material for an optimized contact patch.
MICHELIN Pilot Road 2 tyre sizes are 120/70 ZR 17 (58W), 180/55 ZR 17 (73W) and 190/55 ZR 17 (73W) in a price range of Rs. 8,772 to Rs. 12,808. MICHELIN Pilot Road 2can be fitted in a Ducati Monster, Honda CBR 1000R, Suzuki Bandit, Kawasaki ZZR, Yamaha FZS Frazer, Yamaha MT-01, Triumph Speed Triple & BMW R1200 ST. MICHELIN Pilot Street Radial tyre sizes are 110/70 R17, 130/70 R 17 and 140/70 R 17 in aprice range of Rs. 4,502 to Rs. 5,927. MICHELIN Pilot Street Radial can be used in Kawasaki Ninja 250, Ninja 300, Honda CBR 250 & Honda CB 300R.