Michelin Road 6 Tyre
Michelin has been making motorcycle tires since 1892. For context, that’s 11 years longer than Harley-Davidson has been making motorcycles. Now, it is out with its latest tire range for sport-touring motorcycles: the Michelin Road 6.
The folks at Michelin explained that the Road 6, with 100% Silica Technology, continues to make incremental gains in both grip and durability – qualities that tend to oppose each other – while preserving performance and comfort. The resulting Road 6 offers the dry grip and handling of the previous-generation Road 5, but with improved wet grip, stability, and longevity.
Wet grip: The Michelin Road 6 tyre has 15% more grip than its predecessor in wet conditions thanks to silica technology tread compounds and a new tread pattern featuring Michelin Water Evergrip Technology.
Longevity: The Michelin Road 6 tyre delivers 10% longer tread life compared with the previous generation.
Tread design: An optimized ratio of grooves to rubber, known as the void ratio, gives improved grip performance in both wet and dry conditions. This ratio is not compromised when cornering, so riders have constant and accurate feedback from their tyres. The Michelin X-Sipe Technology combined with Michelin Water Evergrip Technology ensures the tyre has consistent grip throughout conditions and maintains its grip even as the tyre wears – giving riders confidence in the tyre from the first mile to the last mile. There are also new groove and sipe angles with longer edges that cut through water film and maintain road grip.
Tyre compounds: Michelin Silica Rain Technology improves the tyre’s grip in colder conditions and on wet roads, promoting continuous performance and longer tread life. New for the Michelin Road 6 tyre ranges is Michelin 2CT+ Technology applied for the first time to the front tyre, giving riders more stability entering corners.
Tyre architecture: Michelin Amplified Density Technology is a highly dense, rigid tyre casing that gives riders excellent feedback and handling. Aramid tread plies resist centrifugal growth at speed, reduce weight and provide stability.
Improved aesthetics: Michelin Premium Touch Technology is used in the design of the sidewalls, a feature originating from ultra-high-performance tyres for sportscars. This exclusive technology uses micro geometry on the sidewalls to create texture, which in-turn allows it to modulate contrast and create shades of grey to highlight the tyre markings and give an attractive finish.
The new tyre range comprises six front and eight rear sizes, while the Michelin Road 6 GT tyre range is available in one front and three rear sizes.
1 x Michelin Road 6 Tyre