Thanks to new XST+ sipe technology, the MICHELIN Pilot Road 4 tire offers a 17% shorter braking time than its nearest rival* on wet surfaces, and 24% shorter on extremely slippery surfaces such as white traffic lines and pedestrian crossings.
*Braking tests on wet surfaces and extremely slippery wet surfaces performed by Dekra in July 2013 with new tires and tires already used for 3,000 miles, comparing the MICHELIN Pilot Road 4 with the DUNLOP Sportmax Roadsmart II, METZELER Roadtec Z8 Interact M/O, PIRELLI Angel GT Gran Tourismo, and BRIDGESTONE Battlax Sport Touring T30F sized 120/70 R 17 M/C 58W (front) and 180/55 ZR17 M/C 73W (back).
With a rubber derived from 2CT technology that’s harder in the middle than on the shoulder, the MICHELIN Pilot Road 4 lasts 20% longer than the MICHELIN Pilot Road 3. Thanks to its MICHELIN XST+ sipes, it benefits from chamfers which limit uneven wear and tear.
* According to internal tests performed in 2013.
Thanks to its patented tread, MICHELIN Pilot Road 4 provides optimum grip no matter the motorcycle’s lean angle. It also allows for greater water evacuation.