Days after introducing an internationally acclaimed tyre range for high performance motorcycles (report here), Michelin has now marked its entry to the lucrative scooter and smaller-capacity motorcycle bazaar. They have launched scooter and motorcycle tyres under the brand name City Pro and at a starting price of Rs 1100 (plus local taxes) they appear to be nice offerings for everyday commuters. Apart from 100-150cc scooters, these tyres are available for motorcycles from 100cc to 150cc like Pulsar 150, SZ, Discovers etc.
Michelin says that City Pro tyres have been designed for the ever demanding urban riding conditions which often leads the wheel to go through severe impacts and stresses. Made by using a combination of Michelin Overlap Technology, three reinforced plies and a layer of rubber beneath the tread makes it extremely strong, leading to reduced punctures.
A new tread pattern has also been introduced which has large circumferential grooves. This helps the tyre in delivering improved performance in wet conditions. the 10 inch scooter tyres have a maximum load bearing ability of 206 kg and a speed rating of 100 kmph. The motorcycle tyres can hold speeds upto 150 kmph.
Here’s what Mr Pradeep G Thampy, Commercial Director, Two Wheels, Michelin Asia, Africa and Middle East, had to say on the occasion:
“Scooters have become increasingly popular in India and emerged as a preferred choice of commuting because of ease of riding and parking in congested areas. The convenience of push start, fuel efficiency and comfort of automatic transmission are enablers to this new trend, which has also seen more and more women adopt scooters as their choice of mobility. MICHELIN City Pro, a robust tyre will offer daily commuters with a comfortable in-city ride experience”
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The City Pro range will be available across the country at Michelin Priority Partners, Tyreplus network and other Michelin retailers.