From track to road, Michelin’s ongoing commitment
MICHELIN’s new hypersport tires MICHELIN Power Cup & MICHELIN Power Slick 03/22/2012
On March 22, 2012, Michelin took the wraps off two new motorcycle tire ranges that have been derived directly from developments first seen in motorsport. These products reaffirm Michelin’s ongoing commitment to the transfer of technology from the race track to the street. This process is illustrated by the variety of championships in which Michelin is involved in 2012 with a view to meeting the needs of motorcyclists as closely as possible.
Developing and validating new technological tire solutions, in the most exacting conditions imaginable, including international race championships, is an ongoing commitment for the Michelin Group.
The launch in March 2012 of two new ranges of tires which focus on track use by hypersport bike owners is concrete evidence of this philosophy.
They are the MICHELIN Power Cup and the MICHELIN Power Slick tires.
For more than 40 years, the Michelin Group has long forged its experience in internationally renowned championships and has been innovating for more than three decades in order to service the needs of motorcyclists and provide its customer partners on the race track with the very latest technological advances.
With a score of 360 race wins and 26 world titles in MotoGP, plus 12 titles and 269 wins in World Superbike and 14 Endurance world titles, not to mention a long list of successes at national level across Europe, Michelin has long showcased its ability to produce tires that deliver an uncompromising balance between performance, consistency and versatility.
The MICHELIN Power Cup tire is a type-approved road tire designed for use round race tracks. The front tire brings a high level of manoeuvrability, stability and progressivity, notably under braking, while the rear combines high levels of cornering grip with excellent traction under acceleration, without compromising longevity.
The MICHELIN Power Slick tire is the fastest tire in the range. It offers a new optimised casing which facilitates set-up work so that riders can adapt more quickly to prevailing conditions.
The Michelin Group’s engineers have worked hard over the last two years to develop these two new tires. This strategy of transferring technology provides a structure both for the development process and for the teams that allows them to converge towards a common objective: accelerated innovation.
With these new ranges, Michelin offers a high level of extreme performance, bringing together safety, longevity and riding pleasure. The extensive range offers a choice of solutions in order to meet the needs of all performance motorcycle enthusiasts, be they professionals or amateurs.
Putting innovation to the service of enhanced mobility for goods and people, to be a pioneer for a better way forward… these are the Michelin Group’s goals.
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