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Michelin Pilot Motorcycle Tyre Review, Price, Bikes Compatible, Sizes Available, Competition And More

Michelin Pilot Tyre Review, Price, Motorcycle Compatibility, Sizes Available, Competition And More

Michelin Pilot Tyre

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Michelin Pilot Tyre Overview 

France based tyre manufacturer Michelin started its India operations a decade ago. Within this short tenure, the Clermont-Ferrand headquartered tyre company, also the second largest tyre maker in world, has ascertained itself as one of the most reputed international tyre brand in the country. Over the years innovation has been the key for Michelin that has led to the winning of hearts among automobile enthusiasts. Michelin India has got wide range of products in its lineup, which comprises tyres for two-wheelers, passenger cars, trucks/buses, trailers and OTR (Off the Road) vehicles.

In the last five years, the motorcycle arena in the country has witnessed immense intensification, especially in the performance bike segment, which paved a way for greater demand for performance tyres in the aftermarket circuit. Cashing upon the opportunity, Michelin went on to introduce revolutionary bike tyres one after the other. And among the widespread assortment, Michelin Pilot range of motorcycle tyres are the most sought. The Pilot series tyres include Michelin Pilot Sporty, Michelin Pilot Road 2, Michelin Pilot Road 4 and Michelin Pilot Street Radial tyres.

Michelin Pilot Tyre Performance

Michelin across the globe has been one of the pioneers in the performance tyre arena. In order to extract maximum performance from the tyre, Michelin uses latest expertise like the new XST+ sipe technology in the Pilot Road 4 tyres that minimizes braking distances on slippery/wet surfaces and road. Furthermore, the harder center compounds in the Pilot tyre assist in minimizing irregular wear. The performance is steady even under harsh riding conditions, which ensures exceptional longevity of tyre. Be it long highway rides or daily to and fro commuting, Michelin Pilot bike tyres are up against any challenge thrown at them. When it comes to high-speed braking under dry and wet conditions, thanks to the 2CT and XST technology, the tyres easily outclass their competition. Moreover, the flexible compound and tread grooving provides optimal grip while cornering. Michelin has also got patented tread pattern and precise tread compounds across its Michelin Pilot tyre series.

Michelin Pilot Tyre Available Sizes

Michelin Pilot tyre range comprise of Michelin Pilot Sporty, Michelin Pilot Road 2, Michelin Pilot Road 4 and Michelin Pilot Street Radial tyres.

Michelin Pilot Sporty is made available in the following tyre sizes for the front and rear wheels:

FRONT REAR TYRE TYPE SHOP MICHELIN PILOT SPORTY
2.75 – 17 41P 3.00 – 17 50P Tube Type BUY HERE
90/90 – 17 49P 100/90 – 17 55P Tube Type / Tubeless BUY HERE
100/80 – 17 52P 120/80 – 17 61P Tubeless BUY HERE
   — 140/70 – 17 66S Tubeless BUY HERE

 

Michelin Pilot Road 2 is made available in the following tyre sizes for the front and rear wheels:

FRONT REAR TYRE TYPE SHOP MICHELIN PILOT ROAD 2
120/70 ZR 17 58W 180/55 ZR 17 73W Tubeless BUY HERE
  — 190/50 ZR 17 73W Tubeless BUY HERE

 

Michelin Pilot Road 4 is made available in the following tyre sizes for the front and rear wheels:

FRONT REAR TYRE TYPE SHOP MICHELIN PILOT ROAD 4
120/70 ZR 17 58W 180/55 ZR 17 73W Tubeless BUY HERE
  — 190/50 ZR 17 73W Tubeless BUY HERE

 

Michelin Pilot Street Radial is made available in the following tyre sizes for the front and rear wheels:

FRONT REAR TYRE TYPE SHOP MICHELIN PILOT STREET RADIAL
110/70  17 54H 130/70 17 62P Tubeless BUY HERE
110/70  R 17 54S 130/70 R 17 62H Tubeless BUY HERE
110/70  R 17 54H 140/70 17 66S Tubeless BUY HERE
   — 140/70 17 66H Tubeless BUY HERE
   — 150/60 R 17 66H Tubeless BUY HERE
   — 150/60 R 17 66S Tubeless BUY HERE

Michelin Pilot Tyre Price

The premium performance tyre offering from Michelin, the Pilot Sporty starts at around INR 1600 per tyre and goes up to INR 2000 per tyre approx for the front fitment. Moreover, the rear tyre falls in the range of about INR 1900-2700 per tyre. The Michelin Pilot Road 2 front tyre is tagged around INR 2800 per tyre, while the rear fitment is labeled at INR 13000 approx. Coming to the more premium Michelin Pilot Road 4 and Michelin Pilot Street Radial, the former opens at about INR 2800 (front) and goes up to INR 12000-14000 (rear) per tyre. Whereas, the Street Radial, which has got the widest range in the Pilot lineup, falls in the price bracket of INR 4950-6500 per tyre.

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Michelin Pilot Tyre Competitors

There was a time when Michelin performance bike tyres had pretty less competition and that too only from the foreign tyre brands. However, over the time it has become substantial thanks to the foray of domestic tyre makers in the coveted segment. Michelin Pilot series tyres compete with the likes of Metro Conti Go, CEAT Zoom XL, Pirelli Sport Demon, MRF REVZ Y, Metzeler Sportec M5, TVS Dura Glide RP, Bridgestone Battlax BT 003, MRF NyloGrip Zapper, Pirelli Diablo Rosso II, Metro Bazooka etc.

Michelin Pilot Tyre Vehicle Compatibility

Below is the vehicle compatibility list for Michelin Pilot series tyres:

Bike Brand Bike Model
Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS
Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 ABS
Aprilia Caponord 1200
Bajaj Platina
Bajaj  Dominar 400
Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS
Bajaj Discover 100
Bajaj Discover 125
Bajaj CT 100
Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS
Bajaj Pulsar 220 FI
Bajaj Discover 100 M
Benelli  TNT 600
Benelli  600i
Benelli TNT 25
Benelli 600 GT
Benelli 600 GTS
BMW Motorrad K 1300 R
BMW Motorrad K 1300
BMW Motorrad R 1200 R
BMW Motorrad R 1200 RT
Ducati Monster
Ducati  Superbike
Ducati  Hypermotard
Ducati Scrambler
Ducati Hypermotard SP
Ducati Hyperstrada
Ducati Monster 796
Ducati Triumph Street Triple
Ducati Daytona 675 R
Harley Davidson  Sportser
Harley Davidson Softail
Hero MotoCorp Karizma ZMR
Honda  CB Hornet 160
Honda CBR 150
Honda CBR 250 R
Honda CBR 1000 R
Honda CB Trigger
Hyosung  Aquila Pro 650
Hyosung GV 650
Kawasaki Versys Z 800
Kawasaki Ninja
Kawasaki Versys 1000
Suzuki Gixxer SF
Suzuki Gixxer
Suzuki GSXR
Suzuki Bandit 1250 SA
TVS Star City Plus
TVS  Apache RTR 200V
TVS Maxx R
TVS Sport
TVS Star City
TVS Phoenix 125
TVS Victor
Yamaha Fazer
Yamaha FZ S
Yamaha FZ
Yamaha YZF R3

Michelin Pilot Tyre Fuel Efficiency

In the Pilot portfolio, fuel efficiency has been given special attention and that is the reason every tyre of this lineup delivers optimum fuel mileage. However, one cannot expect out of the box fuel efficiency as the performance tyres’ prime focus is better high speed handling, stability and exceptional traction under wet conditions.

Michelin Pilot Tyre Warranty

For the two-wheeler tyres Michelin India offers a standard warranty of 5 years from the date of purchase or 6 years from the date of manufacture, whichever comes first. The standard warranty covers flaws in the making of design, workmanship and materials for the life of the original usable tread, or for 3 years from date of purchase, whichever occurs first. Warranty is valid only to the damages caused to the tyres, and not the tubes.

Michelin Pilot Tyre Speed Rating

As most of the tyres in the Pilot range fall in the performance category, they are provided with different speed ratings. The Michelin Pilot Sporty receives P and S speed rating which means they can be accelerated up to 150 kmph and 180 kmph respectively.  Moreover, the Michelin Pilot Road 2 and Michelin Pilot Road 4 are endowed with a high speed rating of W. Tyres with such rating can be speed up to 270 kmph. The Michelin Pilot Street Radial tyres get different speed ratings in the form of H (up to 210 kmph), S (up to 180 kmph) and P (up to 150 kmph).

Michelin Pilot Tyre Compound

The Pilot range features 2CT compound technology i.e. it uses different rubber compound on shoulder and the centre of the tyre. This ensures enhanced grip levels and improved handling in varied weather conditions. Besides this, the harder center compound aids in lessening of uneven wear, even under test riding conditions. Due to unique rubber compound amalgamation Pilot series tyres, which are available as front and rear wheel fitment, give out their best performance under urban and rugged conditions. The evenly balanced rubber compound structure ensures better safety in terms of ride and handling. 

Michelin Pilot Tyre Construction Type

The tyres under the Pilot portfolio consists of bias ply as well as radial construction tyres. Here the Pilot Sporty tyres comes with bias ply construction, while the Michelin Pilot Road 2, Michelin Pilot Road 4 and Michelin Pilot Street tyres stand on radial construction. The semi-slick tread design which is inspired from high-performance Michelin motorcycle tyres guarantees superior stability and proficiency in braking. Moreover, the wider tread groove pattern aids in enhanced water dispersal thus providing better wet grip. The flexible side walls offer better shock absorption capabilities keeping the road surface abnormalities at bay. 

Verdict

When it comes to performance tyres for motorcycles in India, Michelin comes as an automatic choice for the performance enthusiasts. And why it shouldn’t be, as Michelin has established itself as the top international tyre brand in the country. The widespread Pilot tyre portfolio has got tyres ranging from 100cc to more than 1000cc. The tyres ascertain better ride quality, while its robust structure ensures resistance against punctures resulting in long life of the tyre. It’s not only performance that you derive from Michelin Pilot series tyres but they also emerge as a comprehensive package which includes safety, durability and the excitement of riding every time you accelerate. Infusion of 2CT and new XST+ sipe technology allows optimal grip over any road surface in any weather condition. Pilot’s sturdy radial architecture with sporty tread pattern hands out precise handling, stability and allows uniform wear of the tyres. In a nutshell, if you are looking for a true all-round performance tyre, you can bank upon Michelin Pilot tyres.

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