Michelin Pilot Road Motorcycle Tyres
Introducing the Michelin Pilot Road 4 is a bit like introducing a minor celebrity everyone has already heard of. What makes the Michelin Pilot Road 4 actually exciting enough to tell you about, however, is that Michelin has taken everything that was already good about this awesome tyre technology and made it even better.
What's New in Michelin Pilot Tyres?
Where the development of XST was an evolutionary leap forward in sipe technology, forever changing the way we think about road tyres, the new XST+ adds a diagonal cut to the leading edge of each sipe, helping extend the life of the tyre.
Just to digress for a moment, Michelin Pilot tyres have always been notable for their longevity, but it was still observed that repeated braking would eventually show visible wear on the leading edge of the sipes. The diagonal cuts introduced with XST+ slow down the rate of that wear.
The dual compound construction (2CT) used in the Pilot 3 has been enhanced further in the latest edition of the Michelin Pilot road tyre by profiling the tyre shape for enhanced performance and better wear resistance.
Pilot Road 4 & 4 GT
Michelin's testing, as reported on the official Michelin site, indicates these properties of Michelin Pilot motorcycle tyres:
XST+ gives up to 17% shorter braking time on wet surfaces in comparison to competitors, and up to 24% shorter breaking on "extremely slippery surfaces".
XST+ in combination with 2CT can extend the life of the tyres by up to 20%.
The patented tread technology provides optimal grip at any lean angle, with excellent water evacuation.
Available Pilot Road variants
As is always the case with tyres from this manufacturer, you get choices. With the Michelin Pilot bike tyres, there are three variants to choose from: Standard, GT, and Trail, each available in up to five different sizes.
The Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT is the official tyre for BMW R 1200 RT motorcycles. This model employs yet another Michelin technology, which they're calling Dual Angle Technology (2AT), which purports to improve the performance of the tyre beyond the enhancements already added to the standard model.
What exactly is 2AT? Simply put, it's a combination of bias ply and radial tyres into a hybrid that gives the benefits of both.
The so-called Trail variant is not an off-road tyre, but it is highly suited to use in a rural environment. Made with silica-rich rubber, it gives good "stickiness" in road surface conditions ranging in temperature from -5°C to 45°C, and can handle various surface types, including gravel or dirt roads.
Great deals on Michelin Pilot Road 4 tyres
Raceway Motorcycles offers these excellent quality Michelin tyres at value prices.
You can buy online for greater convenience (we accept PayPal, Visa and MasterCard for online payment, with all transactions fully secured), or call into our shop at 561 Keilor Road, Niddrie for friendly service and the same great deals.
Motorcycle Tyre Bargains is Australia's leading supplier of motorcycle gear and accessories. We specialise in the leading brands of motorcycle equipment, such as Nolan Motorcycle Helmets, Bell Motorcycle Helmets, Shoei Motorcycle Helmets and Fox Motocross Gear. We also stock a huge range of Pirelli Motorcycle Tyres, including Pirelli Diablo Tyres, Pirelli Night Dragon Tyres and Pirelli Scorpion Tyres. Our Michelin Motorcycle Tyres include Michelin Pilot Tyres, Michelin Starcross Tyres and Michelin Commander Tyres.
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