Michelin Launches New Motorcycle Tyre - Road 6
Published On 11-Jan-2022
Michelin Road 6 tyre is is designed to offer excellent wet grip performance to riders of roadsters, trail bikes, sportsbikes and GT motorcycles.
French tyre maker, Michelin today announced the launch of its MICHELIN Road 6 tire range. According to tyremaker, Road 6 is designed to offer riders of roadsters, trail bikes, sportsbikes and GT motorcycles the optimised performance in terms of wet grip, longevity, comfort and handling.
Alongside the standard MICHELIN Road 6 tire range, which now incorporates sizes for big trail bikes, there is also the MICHELIN Road 6 GT tire designed for grand touring machines.
Using technologies developed by engineers in Michelin’s R&D centres, the new MICHELIN Road 6 tire offers a 15 percent improvement in wet grip* and a 10 percent increase in tire life** compared with its predecessor, the MICHELIN Road 5 tire.
These improvements in performance have been made possible by a new tread design, advances in raw materials and an optimized tire architecture, said the tyremaker in a release.
An optimized void ratio of 14 percent (the ratio of grooves to rubber), which gives high levels of grip performance in wet and dry conditions. This ratio does not change when cornering to give consistent feedback.
MICHELIN Water EverGrip technology – a patented sipe technology developed by Michelin to give high levels of wet grip and rider confidence in these conditions. The design of these sipes mean that they open as the tire wears.
New groove and sipe angles, with longer edges to cut through the film of water and grip the road surface.
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