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Correct track pressure

Correct pressure enables optimum performance levels to be achieved.

The pressure should be set at ambient temperature and depends on the tires you have chosen to mount on your motorcycle:La bonne pression piste

For competing riders equipped with the MICHELIN Power Performance range, Michelin’s technical teams can provide on-the-spot advice on adjusting tire pressure depending on:

  • Air/track temperature
  • Track abrasiveness
  • The rider’s level of skill

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Use of tire warmers:

MICHELIN Power Slick Evo, MICHELIN Power Cup Evo and MICHELIN Power RS tires are designed to provide a short warm-up time: use of tire warmers is not mandatory.

When using tire warmers, the pressure set at ambient temperature before the first ride should be the same as without tire warmers.

Using tire warmers makes it possible to reach operating pressure more rapidly. In no cases does the use of tire warmers make it possible to start with a lower pressure. The main aim of using tire warmers is to reach the optimum operating pressure faster (to save on warm-up time at the beginning of the ride).

Tire warmers should be used with surface temperatures of between 70°C (158°F) (cold surface) and 90°C (194°F) (hot surface) for at least 1 hour before the first ride.

In cold conditions, tire warmers should not be set to too high a temperature. The colder it is, the lower the temperature of the tire warmer should be, in order to avoid the tires cooling down while riding. Tires that cool down while riding can skew the rider’s perception of actual performance levels.

If tire warmers are used with the MICHELIN Power Rain, they should be adjusted to surface temperatures of between 30°C (86°F) (cold surface) and 50°C (122°F) (hot surface).

These pressure recommendations are given for track use. For road use, the motorcycle manufacturer’s pressure recommendation applies. With track tires approved for the road, or road tires for occasional track use, it is essential to ensure that pressure is returned to the level for road use following use on the track.