Michelin Pilot Road 3 Sport Touring Tire Presented
The Michelin Pilot Road 3 features the latest-generation 2CT dual-compound technology, with a soft rubber compound on the tread shoulders and a wear-resistant compound down the middle, and all-new “XST” X-Sipe technology.
The XST technology adds a unique look to the distinctive tread pattern pioneered on the Michelin Pilot Road 2 tire. The full-depth sipes help evacuate any water underneath the tire by allowing additional draining capacity of the tread as well as generate pressures at the edge of the sipe blade to break up water film.
According to the French manufacturer, besides offering superior wet traction, the XST sipes have the added benefit of promoting long tread life and even wear characteristics.
“As the Sport Touring Motorcycle tire market grows, Michelin responds with the new Pilot Road 3 tire,” stated Gary Midkiff, vice president of Michelin North America’s two wheel division. “Tires in this segment have to be adaptable to many different types of motorcycles, as well as a variety of weather and riding conditions. With its XST X-Sipes, the Pilot Road 3 tire will be the benchmark of the Sport Touring Motorcycle Radial class.”