Michelin introduces the sport motorcycle road market’s new benchmark: the MICHELIN Power RS tire

To mark this important launch, the MICHELIN Power RS sport road tire will be unveiled at the MICHELIN® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. This new range delivers exceptional performance and will be available from 1 January 2017.


When it comes to dry-weather grip, agility, stability and peerless handling performance, the MICHELIN Power RS stands out as the sport motorcycle road tire market’s new benchmark* and accordingly targets the most discerning riders.

The tire’s high level of performance in all these areas is due to the combination of Michelin’s longstanding expertise, its experience of top-flight racing and the diverse nature of its innovations. The combination of new rubber compounds, some of which are derived from racing, and a new casing design has resulted in incomparable grip on dry roads and a unique experience for the rider. The innovative rear tire features a patented construction which benefits from MICHELIN ACT+ technology for impeccable straight-line and cornering stability.

The tire will be available in 13 different sizes (four front and nine rear) covering a broad spectrum of motorcycles, from 300cc bikes to large capacity Supersport machines.


  • 110/70 ZR 17 54 W
  • 110/70 R 17 54 H
  • 120/60 ZR 17 55 (W)
  • 120/70 ZR 17 58 (W)


  • 140/70 R 17 66 H
  • 150/60 ZR 17 66 (W)
  • 160/60 ZR 17 69 (W)
  • 180/55 ZR 17 73 (W)
  • 180/60 ZR 17 75 (W)
  • 190/50 ZR 17 73 (W)
  • 190/55 ZR 17 75 (W)
  • 200/55 ZR 17 78 (W)
  • 240/45 ZR 17 82 (W)

* According to a series of tests carried out by Motorrad Test Center in October 2016 at Boxberg et Neuhausen tracks (Germany) using a BMW S1000RR equipped with 120/70ZR17 and 190/55ZR17 tires, comparing the new MICHELIN Power RS with the following competitor tires: Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3, Dunlop Sportsmart 2, Continental Sportattack III, Bridgestone S21, Metzeler M7 RR.