Michelin Road 5 maintains wet grip with age

Michelin Road 5 claims wet grip win

Michelin’s new Road 5 tyre features a tread pattern that widens as it wears to maintain wet mechanical grip with age. The French tyre manufacturer claims it won an in-house braking test against its five main rivals: Metzler Roadtec 01, Pirelli Angle GT, Continental Contiroad track 3, Bridgestone Battlax T30 Evo and the Dunlop Roadmsart …

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Bridgestone airless bicycle tyre

Airless tyres coming to motorcycles?

Airless tyres for motorcycles has come a little closer to reality with the announcement that Bridgestone is working on an airless tyre for bicycles. Bridgestone Corporation and Bridgestone Cycle are working together to make the tyres from recyclable resin. Bridgestone is assessing the feasibility of the tyres and hopes to have a commercial version available …

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Harley riders break non-riding myth

Australia’s favourite motorcycle brands revealed

Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Nolan helmets, Dririder jackets and gloves, and Michelin tyres are the top-rated motorcycle brands in Australia, according to a customer satisfaction research and ratings business. Canstar Blue surveyed more than 700 bikers across the country and included brands in five different categories where there was a minimum of 30 responses. Motorcycles Harley-Davidson led …

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Michelin PIlot

Michelin Pilot 4 tyres

The fourth iteration of the popular Michelin Pilot motorcycle tyre has increased braking ability, longer life and a wider range of operating temperatures. Michelin marketing director for motorcycle tyres, Christophe Duc, says wet braking distance is 17% shorter than its closest rival. At the same time, he says the tyre has 20% longer life than …

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