Published on June 20th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez1
MICHELIN New CITY PRO TYRE IS PUNCTURE RESISTANT
MICHELIN, the market leader in tyre technology has recently showcased its latest innovation in the Asian market with the new MICHELIN City Pro in a launch event in Padang Kota Lama in Penang, held in conjunction with the MOTACK 2014 and the Penang Bike Week 2014. MICHELIN City Pro is the latest generation of Michelin motorcycle tyres especially designed for intensive urban use and subjected to the most demanding of impacts and stresses. It is intended for small motorcycles of up to 150cc and big-wheeled scooters.
Whether it is used by a city-dweller commuting to and from work, a courier or a delivery rider battling through inner-city traffic jams on poor roads, the MICHELIN City Pro is perfectly adapted to the needs of its users. The MICHELIN City Pro tyre offers three significant advances in comparison with its predecessor and rivals, namely unprecedented robustness to substantially reduce punctures, enhanced safety and longer life.
With the combination of 3 reinforced protection plies in the tyre crown, Michelin’s tyre technologies has enable the MICHELIN City Pro to become a more robust tyre that is at least 20% more puncture resistant compares to its closest competitor. Additionally, its specifically developed rubber compound mixture ensures a 10 percent longer lifespan than rival tyres and its new tread pattern delivers enhanced grip on dry, wet and slippery surfaces, ensuring safety.
The combination of these special features in the new MICHELIN City Pro, summed up as greater strength, longer life and safety, is an achievement which embodies the MICHELIN Total Performance design philosophy which seeks to maximize the multiple benefits in all the areas of tyre performance simultaneously and uncompromisingly.
“MICHELIN Overlap Technology (MOT) incorporates built-in protection in the form of three reinforced plies underneath the tread which is itself characterized by the thickness of the rubber used. This technology yields unprecedented results, since the MICHELIN City Pro improves puncture-resistance by 20 percent compared to its best-performing rival. Furthermore, the new tyre MICHELIN City Pro has an outstanding mileage performance and thanks to its exceptional robustness, the tyre maintenance budget of your motorcycle will be reduced,” says Marketing Director for Two Wheels Asia, Varit Pakdeeyingyong.
“This result was confirmed by an in-house test conducted by Michelin during a 444,000 kilometer-long run in real world conditions with 48 motorcycles on the demanding streets of Bangkok city: only one puncture recorded for every 100,000km covered and you can run to an outstanding average mileage of 20,000 kilometers with your tyre set,” Varit added.
The MICHELIN City Pro is the second new addition to Michelin’s motorcycle range in 2014 after the MICHELIN Pilot Road 4, and is available in no fewer than 21 sizes for wheels of between 14 and 18 inches and speed ratings ranging from ‘P’ (up to 150kph) to ‘S’ (up to 180kph). The tyre is already available now at your neighborhood retail outlets.