Bhubaneswar: Michelin has taken the performance of its Sport Radial tyre range to an even higher level with the new MICHELIN ROAD 5. This exciting newcomer is poised to succeed from new tyre comes from the DNA of the MICHELIN PILOT ROAD 4 which itself emerged as the European Sport Touring tyre market’s undisputed benchmark, with sales in excess of 1.5 million tyres since its launch four years ago. In an in-house evaluation comparing the new tyre with its chief competitors, the MICHELIN ROAD 5 came first with regard to grip on wet roads*. And it continues to deliver high performance in wet conditions throughout its life*, since the MICHELIN ROAD 5 stops as short under braking with more than 3,000 miles on the clock than new MICHELIN Pilot ROAD 4s! In addition to these improvements, the MICHELIN ROAD 5 combines optimal grip on dry roads, superior stability compared with its main rivals and outstanding road manners, a key consideration for owners of Sport Touring motorcycles.
MICHELIN ROAD 5: SUPERIOR WET-WEATHER GRIP COMPARED TO ITS FIVE MAIN RIVALS
The combination of three technologies helped the MICHELIN ROAD 5 to deliver the best wet-weather grip in a recent in-house comparison with the new tyre’s five main rivals.
To achieve this level of performance, the MICHELIN ROAD 5 benefits from:
- Latest-generation rubber compounds,
- Dual-compound technology (MICHELIN 2CT and MICHELIN 2CT+ Technology),
- A siped tread pattern
EVEN AFTER 3,000 MILES, THE MICHELIN ROAD 5 STOPPED AS SHORT UNDER BRAKING IN THE WET THAN A NEW MICHELIN PILOT ROAD 4
Unsurprisingly, motorcyclists demand strong braking performance. To address this concern, Michelin takes the stopping power of its Sport Touring tyres on wet roads a step further by ensuring that their braking ability endures with time. Indeed, with 3,000 miles on the clock, part-worn MICHELIN ROAD 5s stopped as short under braking than new MICHELIN PILOT ROAD 4s. To obtain this degree of performance, Michelin has taken the MICHELIN XST X sipe technology it has also developed for road cars a step further thanks to MICHELIN XST Evo technology which features a combination of sipes and reservoirs designed to slice through surface water and improve the tyre’s water-clearance capacity. With wear, MICHELIN XST Evo technology’s evolutionary sipes reveal wider grooves to increase the tyre’ssea-to land ratio and thereby maintain its ability to clear water.