Michelin Pilot Sporty Tyre Overview
The Indian market has witnessed rapid evolution with new segments opening for performance and sports bikes. Noticing the ever-increasing demand for motorcycle tyres in the country, Michelin introduced its range of two-wheeler tyres about 5-6 years back with the special focus on premium bike tyres. Michelin’s proficient motorcycle tyre portfolio cannot be complete with the best seller Michelin Pilot Sporty bike tyre. In India, since a decade, the company has been catering to the needs of passenger cars, trucks and buses. Whereas globally, the well-known French tyre maker manufactures tyres ranging from space shuttles to aircraft and from automobiles to motorcycles and bicycles.
The premium motorcycle radial tyre, Michelin Pilot Sporty or Michelin PS is targeted towards the new generation commuters who demand more performance from their tyres. The Pilot Sporty tyre that serves up to 250cc motorcycle segment is imported by the company to India. To promote its motorcycle tyres, the 125 year old tyre firm rolled out an animated TV commercial with ‘Safely Ahead’ theme featuring the famous ‘Michelin Man’ for the first time in India. With Michelin Pilot Sporty, the Clermont-Ferrand headquartered tyre brand has successfully carved its own niche in the lesser known premium tyre segment. Numbers suggest that every passing day more and more Indians are getting attracted towards the premium and high performance bikes.
When it comes to Michelin’s holistic research with respect to bike tyres they have figured out three crucial facts related to safety of bike riders i.e. (a) stability on erratic roads, (b) shorter braking distances and (c) wet grip. The best part with Michelin Pilot Sporty motorcycle tyres is that they are the only most sought premium two wheeler tyres compatible for even a 100cc or 110cc bike. As a result, Michelin Pilot Sporty tyre range starts with a smaller capacity 2.75-17 tube type front tyre.
Nothing Else, But Michelin Pilot Sporty Tyre
Michelin Pilot Sporty is made specifically for hardwearing urban and rugged road usage for bikes up to 250cc. Performance-oriented bikes fitted with Michelin Pilot Sporty motorcycle tyres have created a buzz of good responses by way of word-of-mouth publicity. The bikes equipped with disc brakes and ABS requires robust and more reliable levels of grip for better handling at high speeds and at this juncture, Michelin Pilot Sporty performs its duty religiously. French tyre major with its Michelin Pilot Sporty has generously considered the expectations of the Indian riders, who expect a single set of tyres to last long for about 30,000 kilometres, irrespective of weather and road conditions.
Why Is Michelin Pilot Sporty The Right Tyre?
Michelin bike tyres in India feature best of Michelin’s cutting edge technology. Michelin Pilot Sporty tyre is designed, manufactured and marketed to encounter the challenges of mobility in the country. Hence it offers:
- Superior riding quality
- Firm stability assures better braking efficiency
- Better agility and protection for improved handling
- Reinforced tyre structure provides resistance against punctures
- Balanced compound structure allows durability and longevity
- Wider tread design assists in better water dispersal maintaining better wet grip
- Flexible shoulder-wall for better shock absorption and enhanced resistance against abnormalities
- Excellent Dry grip with Semi-slick groove pattern derived from high-performance Michelin motorcycle tyres provides excellent dry grip
Michelin Pilot Sporty Tyre Price
The Michelin Pilot Sporty price starts with around INR 1700 for 2.75 R 17 tyre size and goes up to INR 3600 for 140/70 R 17 sized tyres.
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Michelin Pilot Sporty Tyre Sizes And Bikes Compatible
Below mentioned are the Pilot Sporty rear and front tyre sizes offered in India and the bikes in which this tyre can be fitted:
|Tyre Size||Front / Rear Fitment||Tubeless (TL) / Tube Type (TT)||Compatible With|
|Michelin Pilot Sporty 90/90 – 17||Front||TT and TL||TVS Apache RTR 160, Yamaha YZF R15, Bajaj Avenger, Kawasaki Ninja, Bajaj Pulsar 220 F, Bajaj Pulsar 180, TVS Phoenix, Bajaj Discover 150 F, Yamaha YZF R15 S
|Michelin Pilot Sporty 100/80 – 17||Front||TL||Yamaha FZ S, TVS Apache RTR 160, Bajaj Pulsar AS 150, Yamaha Fazer, Bajaj Pulsar AS 200, Suzuki Gixxer SF, Honda CBR 150R, Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ, Harley Davidson Street
|Michelin Pilot Sporty 2.75 – 17||Front||TT||Bajaj Platina, TVS Sport, TVS Star City Plus, Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS, Bajaj Discover 100, Bajaj Discover 100 M, TVS Phoenix, Bajaj CT 100, TVS Max, Bajaj Discover 125
|Michelin Pilot Sporty 120/80 – 17||Rear||TL||Benelli TNT 300, Yamaha Fazer, Yamaha YZF R1, Kawasaki Ninja H2, Kawasaki Ninja, Ducati Monster, Bajaj Pulsar 220 F, Bajaj Pulsar 180, Suzuki Hayabusa, Hyosung GT
|Michelin Pilot Sporty 140/70 – 17||Rear||TL||Yamaha FZ S, Yamaha Fazer, Suzuki Gixxer SF, Suzuki Gixxer, Honda CBR 250R, Yamaha FZ, Kawasaki Ninja, Harley Davidson SOFTAIL, Honda CBR 300, Yamaha YZF R3
|Michelin Pilot Sporty 100/90 – 17||Rear||TT and TL||
Yamaha FZ S, TVS Apache RTR 160, Bajaj Pulsar AS 150, Yamaha Fazer, Bajaj Pulsar AS 200, Suzuki Gixxer SF, Honda CBR 150R, Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ, Harley Davidson Street
|Michelin Pilot Sporty 3.00 – 17||Rear||TT||
Bajaj Platina, TVS Sport, TVS Star City Plus, Bajaj Discover 100, Bajaj Discover 100 M, Bajaj CT 100, TVS Max, Bajaj Discover 125, Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS