French manufacturer Michelin was formed by two brothers in 1889. They’re the world’s largest tyre manufacturer. They still make tyres at their original factory in Clermont-Ferrand in France but it didn’t take long for Michelin to open a plant in Italy, in 1906 and one in New Jersey in 1907.
Michelin can claim a bunch of firsts, from opening the world’s first paved runway in 1916, to establishing the Michelin tourist guides in 1928 and the radial tyre in 1946.
They’ve been making motorcycle tyres for over 100 years and while they are the official tyre supplier to MotoGP, it’s really their range of road tyres that motorcycle riders in the UK and around the world rate.
The now famous Pilot Road series of tyres are a great choice for a wide range of bikers, from commuters to fast road riders. Their ‘sipes’ give the tyre a unique look but also help it channel water away, meaning the Pilot Road series offer great grip no matter the conditions.
For adventure motorcycle riders, the Anakee has long been the tyre of choice for bikes like the R1200GS, KTM Adventures and Honda’s Africa Twin. However the new Pilot Road 5 Trail is proving popular with adventure bike riders who stick to the roads. The tyre gives great mileage, a fast warm-up and good outright grip.
For scooter and maxi-scooter riders, the Michelin City Grip 2 is the tyre of choice.
We hold a full range of Michelin stock and can get pretty much any tyre to you on a next day delivery service.