Harley Davidson Roadster India Launch

The six Michelin Scorcher tyres are available at all Michelin authorized dealers in India in addition to the Harley-Davidson network

Michelin has officially announced the debut of co-branded Harley-Davidson range of Scorcher tyres in the Indian replacement market via its authorised chain of dealerships. The Michelin Scorcher 11 and the Michelin Scorcher 31 are shod on the Harley-Davidson Sportster, Dyna, V-Rod and Harley-Davidson Street motorcycles as original equipment.

The move comes on the back of Michelin and Harley-Davidson’s global agreement which allows for these tyres to be retailed through the genuine Michelin and Harley-Davidson dealers. It is worth noting that Harley Davidson has partnered with Michelin in the global arena for almost a decade now. The Michelin Scorchers are designed and developed specifically for the HD riders in the domestic market.

MICHELIN SCORCHER TYRE SIZEMOTORCYCLE FITMENT
100/90 B19 57H SCORCHER 31 F TL/TTIron 883, Dyna Street Bob®, Dyna™ Super Glide® Custom, 883 Roadster™ ( Front)
150/80 B16M/C77HR SCORCHER31 R TT/TLIron 883™, Forty-Eight™, Heritage Softail™,
883 Roadster™ ( Rear)
100/80-17 52H SCORCHER “11” F TLStreet™ 750 ( Front)
140/75 R 17 M/C  67V SCORCHER 11 F TLFat Boy® ( Front)
 200/55 R 17 M/C 78V SCORCHER 11 R TLFat Boy (Rear)
 140/75 R15 M/C 65H SCORCHER 11 REAR TLStreet 750 ( Rear)

The new range of tyres will be available in a wide network of dealerships across India in the replacement market as Michelin makes huge steps to bring best tyre technology products for the consumers, stated Pradeep G Thampy, Commercial Director, Two Wheels for Michelin Africa-India-Middle East. With the availability of new Scorchers, Michelin has expanded its line of offerings to a vast variety of customers in the leisure motorcycle division.

Originally type-approved as accessory fitment for the Harley-Davidson Touring range and fitted as original equipment on nearly all Harley-Davidson Sportster and Dyna models, the Michelin Scorcher 31 is said to contribute for three main attributes that are grip, resistance to wear and maneuverability. Michelin claims its tread pattern was purposely designed to improve road grip and facilitate the clearance of water for riding stability.

Scorcher 31 Michelin Harley Davidson

The Scorcher 31’s compound incorporates Michelin’s latest generation synthetic polymers and they are said to enable excellent grip, particularly on damp surfaces. In the bigger size tyres, the aramid fibres and the specific manufacturing process used ensure robustness without weight increase, alongside aiding handling and stability at high speeds.

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According to Michelin, the special Amplified Density Technology (ADT) has a rigid, high density carcass for enhanced agility and feedback with effective protection against punctures. The Michelin Scorcher 11 is the first radial tyre intended for the Harley-Davidson Sportster SuperLow, XR 1200, V-Rod Muscle and Night Rod Special models drawing inspiration from the Hypersport ranges.

Scorcher 11 Michelin Harley Davidson

It features semi-slick tread pattern for better contact patch with the ground and aramid tread plies and MICHELIN SRT (Silica Rain Technology) for longer life, responsive performance and optimum grip on damp or wet conditions.

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