Michelin is unveiling three new motorcycle products at the EICMA trade show on Nov. 7 in Milan, Italy. The new tires will be available for riders in January 2024 and will equip many motorcycles on display at the show while also being featured in the Michelin booth.
With 130 years of history in developing two-wheel tires — the first Michelin tire ever made was designed for a bike — and more than 500 wins in the FIM World Championships, Michelin benefits from a vast and unique know-how. Whether it’s slick tires, radial tires or asymmetrical tires, during the past 50 years, Michelin has always been the driving force behind innovation.
In recent years, the Michelin Power and Michelin Anakee ranges have been homologated by premium manufacturers such as BMW Motorrad, Triumph, KTM and Honda along with many others.
Michelin Power 6: the Everyday Tire Combining Fun and Sportiness
The new Michelin Power 6 tire is aimed at a wide range of sports motorcycle users looking for sportiness and pure riding pleasure. This new tire will be the reference for future Michelin launches in the sport segment.
Beyond sport performance, this tire keeps an eye on mileage for the daily rider or those who travel long distances. The grip in dry and wet conditions as well as its handling and sportiness make this tire a suitable answer to the demands of sport bike riders. Available in a wide range of sizes, this tire is suitable for motorcycles over 300cc and has already been homologated on the new 2024 KTM 390 Duke.
Michelin Power GP 2: the Master of Racetracks Is Homologated for the Road
Destined for the track, homologated for the road and aimed at owners of super sports bikes, this evolution of the Michelin Power GP tire enters a new dimension. The new tire delivers an even higher level of grip on wet or dry surfaces than its predecessor, which was already a leading tire in this category.
Thanks to its level of riding precision, it amplifies the track experience, allowing the most experienced riders to push their limits on the track. Using the same development tools as those used for MotoGP tires, the new Michelin Power GP 2 benefits from the experience gained by Michelin as it earned 500 victories in the FIM World Championship.
Michelin Anakee Road: the Michelin Road Performance With a Specific Adventure Look
Complementing the Anakee range — which boasts other patterns for more aggressive off-road usage, Anakee Wild and Anakee Adventure — this new tire is designed for adventure touring motorcycles used for long road trips as well as for everyday travel. As these bikes are versatile, their range of use is just as wide.
With the new Michelin Anakee Road tire, Michelin has designed a tire aimed at motorcyclists who prefer pavement. This new tire provides high levels of grip in dry and wet conditions, a long service life and stability. The design of the tire has been created to be in harmony with the style of these bikes, which have become lighter over the generations but are still an imposing size and weight.
Edouard De Peufeilhoux, director of Michelin’s two-wheels business line, said, “Innovation is at the heart of Michelin’s strategy. We invest in the evolution of our motorcycle tire ranges in order to always be the reference in the field for both riders and OEMs. After challenging market conditions in 2023, we have a strong conviction that motorcyclists are eager to return to the road and track. We have worked closely with motorcycle manufacturers to ensure that Michelin tires, thanks to their performance, contribute to the riding pleasure of every rider and meet the specificities of the new motorcycle models presented at the EICMA show. As a result, we are immensely proud of the development team that has designed these three new products unveiled at the end of the year. Many new tires for different market segments will be unveiled during 2024, all around the world: Michelin Power 6, Power GP 2 and Anakee Road are just the beginning of the Michelin’s technical revolution!”
The new Michelin tires will be available to retailers through North American authorized distributors starting Jan. 1, 2024.