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FAQ

 

The Michelin FAQ answers many frequently asked questions about our company and our tires.

 

 

Recommendations

To get the best tire recommendation, please use our tire selector found on our website. If there are no recommendations, contact your motorcycle manufacturer.
Follow the motorcycle manufacturer's recommended tire size. Compliance with the original dimensions for the vehicle is essential for user safety, comfort and tire durability. It is a key factor for optimal vehicle behavior.
Our product ranges are developed to give the best combined performance between the front and rear tires. This is why we strongly recommend that you use the same tire model for your vehicle. However, you can fit two different tires when upgrading to the latest generation within each tire model. For example, a front MICHELIN Pilot Road 3 tire can be used with a rear MICHELIN Pilot Road 4 tire.

Pressure

The recommended pressure for road use is set by the motorcycle manufacturer. It can be found in the Owner's Manual of the vehicle or on the placard found on the vehicle itself. The inflation pressure indicated in these documents is for inflation when cold. In the absence of these documents, contact the motorcycle manufacturer. NOTE: the maximum pressure indicated on the tire is the maximum inflation pressure that can handle the maximum load and is NOT the standard operating pressure.
The inflation pressure for track use is found online at "passion for riding" / "on track". Also, refer to the motorcycle manufacturer's recommended pressure.
Check your motorcycle tire pressure often when the tire is COLD. Michelin recommends checking the tire pressure every two weeks and during long rides.
Never bleed air from a hot tire. This may result in reduced operating air pressure. Use an air pressure gauge that is consistent and accurate. Correct inflation is essential for user safety, comfort and tire durability. Compliance with motorcycle manufacturer recommendations as to inflation pressures is a key factor for road holding, both in a straight line and when cornering, even at moderate speeds and during braking. Riding at pressures other than those recommended may result in premature wearing of the tire and, in the case of under-inflation, irreversible damage to the tire or unexpected failure resulting in injury or death.
Correct inflation is essential for user safety, comfort and tire durability. Compliance with manufacture recommendations on inflation pressures is a key factor for road holding, both in a straight line and when cornering, even at moderate speeds and during braking.
Riding at pressures other than those recommended may result in premature wearing of the tire and, in the case of under-inflation, irreversible damage to the tire or unexpected failure resulting in injury or death.."

Durability

Average life and mileage expectancy are heavily dependent on the vehicle, usage and conditions of use. MICHELIN recommends taking account of 7 major factors affecting the durability of a tire:  

  • some are directly within the control of the motorcyclist: inflation pressure, the load being transported, speed of vehicle, driving habits (braking and acceleration) ;
  • some are not under driver control and require adjustments in driving: sinuosity of the road, type of surface, air temperature.

Tubeless/TubeType

Once you have searched by motorcycle on our tire selector, you may browse tubeless (TL) or tubetype (TT) tires using the filters in the left-hand column on our website.

Inner tire

You need to fit an inner tube if your tire is marked "tubetype" or if your wheel is tubetype.
The dimension of the inner tube must correspond to the dimension of the tire. Use only Michelin brand inner tubes. Contact your dealer for advice.

Price, retailers, warranty

Use the Internet to search by town, address or post code or to find the MICHELIN motorcycle tire dealer closest to you.
The price of each tire is dependent upon retailer pricing policy. Michelin is unable to impose retail prices on retailers, who therefore remain free and independent when setting prices.

Promotions

Current offers can be seen on our website, under tires / Promotions. For further information, please contact your retailer.
Upcoming offers can be seen on our website, under tires/ Promotions.