Jammu Tawi, April 18
Michelin, the world’s leading tyre technology leader, today announced the availability of co-branded Harley-Davidson rangeof MICHELIN Scorcher tyres in the Indian replacement market through Michelin authorized dealer network. The MICHELIN Scorcher 11 and the MICHELIN Scorcher 31are fitted as original equipment on Harley-Davidson Sportster®, Dyna®, V-Rod® and Harley-Davidson Street® motorcycles.
This is part of the Michelin and Harley-Davidson global agreement allowing these tyres to be sold through authorized Michelin and Harley-Davidson dealers. Michelin and Harley Davidson have been global partners since 2008.
Pradeep G Thampy, Commercial Director- Two Wheels for Michelin Africa-India-Middle East said “We are very pleased to bring the MICHELIN Scorchers,specially designed and engineered for passionate Harley-Davidson riders in India. We always strive to bring best tyre technology products for the Indian consumer and are happy to makeMICHELIN Scorchers availableto a wide network of Michelin dealerships across Indiain the replacement market.With the inclusion of these tyres, today, our motor cycle tyre portfolio covers the widest possible range of leisure motorcycles in India.” MICHELIN® Scorcher 31: This tyre range was recently type-approved as accessory fitment for the Harley-Davidson Touring range and is fitted as original equipment on nearly all Harley-Davidson Sportster® and Dyna® models. The MICHELIN Scorcher 31 showcases three key attributes: grip, resistance to wear and maneuverability.
Its exclusive tread pattern was purposely designed to improve road holding and facilitate the clearance of water. Its compound – which incorporates Michelin’s latestgeneration synthetic polymers – generates excellent grip, particularly on damp surfaces. In the bigger sizes, the use of aramid fibres guarantees robustness without increasing weight. The ingredients used for the compound and the specific manufacturing process for this tyre combine to make it strong and durable, while at the same time offering agile handling and remarkable stability, even at high speed.These tyres come with the special Amplified Density Technology (ADT)which hasa rigid, high density carcass for enhanced agility and feedback, plus effective protection against punctures. MICHELIN Scorcher 11: The first radial tyre intended for the Harley-Davidson Sportster SuperLow®, XR® 1200, V-Rod® Muscle® and Night Rod® Special models was the MICHELIN Scorcher 11 tyre which drew its inspiration from the firm’sHypersport ranges. Its semi-slick tread maximises the contact patch with the ground, and aramid tread plies reduce weight while resisting centrifugal growth. Its profile ensures responsive performance and stability at high speed. Its compound features MICHELIN SRT (Silica Rain Technology) which delivers optimum grip on damp or wet roads, as well as longer life.