The first three new products will be unveiled at the EICMA trade show from 7 to 12 November. The new tyres equip some of the motorcycles presented in Milan (Italy) and will also be on display in the Michelin space organized in Hall 22.
With 130 years of history in developing 2-wheel tyres -the first MICHELIN tyre 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. Slick tyres, radial tyres, asymmetrical tyres… In the last 50 years, Michelin has always been the driving force behind innovation.
Now-a-days, MICHELIN motorcycle tyres are fully recognized by customers and media to deliver the best all-round performance in all riding conditions. MICHELIN is also the first trusted tyre brand by consumers in the majority of countries(5). Over the past 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.
The MICHELIN Power 6 tyre is aimed at a wide spectrum of sports motorcycle users: for those who are looking for sportiness and pure riding pleasure, this new tyre will be the new MICHELIN reference.
Beyond sport performance, this new Michelin tyre keeps an eye on mileage for the daily riders or those who travel long distances on motorcycle trips. The grip in dry and wet conditions, but also its handling and sportiness, make this tyre a suitable answer to the demands of motorcyclists. Available in a wide range of sizes, this tyre is suitable for motorcycles over 300cc, and it has already been homologated on the new 2024 KTM 390 Duke.
Destined for the track, the MICHELIN Power GP2 is homologated for the road. Aimed at owners of super sports bikes, this evolution of the MICHELIN Power GP tyre enters a new dimension. The new tyre delivers an even higher level of grip on wet or dry surfaces than its predecessor(2), which was already a leading tyre 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. Designed by the same team of engineers and using the same development tools as those used for MotoGP™ tyres, the new MICHELIN Power GP2 benefits from the experience gained by Michelin over the course of its 500 victories in the FIM World Championship.
The MICHELIN Anakee Road is designed to complement the Anakee range, which boasts other patterns for more aggressive off-road usage – Anakee Wild and Anakee Adventure. As trail bikes are very versatile, their range of use is just as wide. In fact, the new MICHELIN Anakee Road aims motorcyclists who prefer the road to off-road, riding their bike for long road trips as well as for everyday travel. This new tyre provides high levels of grip in dry and wet conditions(3), a long service life(4) and good stability. The bikes in this segment have become lighter over the generations but are still an imposing size and look. Michelin designed the new Anakee Road to be in harmony with the style of these bikes.
The new Michelin tyres will be available for retailers to order from November 2023 and will be sold to customers from January. Press tests will be held in early 2024. All the information on the sizes, benefits and technologies integrated into the new MICHELIN tyres will be provided on this occasion.