Sportbike Track Gear has teamed up with Sportbike Tire Service and Sportbike Track Time to give our customers the most reliable and accurate information possible about Michelin Tires. The Michelin Sportbike Tire family consists of Pilot Road 2’s, Pilot Powers, Pilot Power 2ct’s, Power Pures, and Power One 2ct’s.
We are going to give you a run down of what each tire is used for and give as much information for each tire as possible.
You can view the Michelin Tire Comparison from Sportbike Track Gear and Sportbike Tire Service here:
Michelin Pilot Road 2’s
Until now, you had to make a choice: the grip of a softer tire – or the durability of a harder tire? But thanks to Michelin 2CT dual-compound technology, the new Pilot Road 2 tire offers both grip and durability in one tire. By integrating a soft rubber compound on the tread shoulders with a wear-resistant compound down the middle, Michelin gives you the best of both worlds. The Pilot Road 2 tire is like two tires in one!
Michelin originally developed 2CT dual-compound technology for use in racing tires. With more than 350 Grand Prix victories and 26 world championships to its credit, Michelin thrives in the most demanding test lab of all. Every one of Michelin’s major technical advances in the past 30 years – semi-slick treads, radial construction, silica rubber, dual compounds and more – was first proven in competition before being applied to road tires. While Michelin has achieved unprecedented success in racing, we have only one essential goal: to build the best tires for riders like you. Because confidence, safety and performance aren’t just for world champions.
Michelin Pilot Power
The Pilot Power uses synthetic-rubber components that were originally developed for MotoGP racing, minimizing warm-up time and optimizing traction for acceleration and braking. Its excellent feedback at the limit makes it an ideal for extreme roadriding and trackdays.
The Michelin Pilot Power: 100%-pure racing ingredients.
The tire that revolutionized the hypersport segment
Progressive handling even in extreme situations
Maintains stability under hard acceleration
Rapid warm-up time thanks to MotoGP technology
Even at lower temperatures, rubber mix remains soft to provide excellent grip from the start of your ride
Tread pattern covers less than 12% of the tire’s surface, maximizing contact patch Unprecedented lean angles: 50.6 degrees in the dry, 41.9 degrees in the wet
W-rated radial tire for speeds up to 168 mph
Michelin Pilot Power 2CT
On Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tires, the center of the tread is capable of withstanding high speeds, sudden acceleration and braking, and other demanding riding conditions. The outer edges of the tread come into use at maximum lean angles. Their rubber compound is 20% softer than the center tread, to provide optimal grip at lower speeds and thus delivering outstanding traction when cornering.