Michelin, the world’s leading tyre technology leader, today announced the availability of co-branded Harley-Davidson range of MICHELIN Scorcher tyres in the Indian replacement market through Michelin authorized dealer network. The MICHELIN Scorcher 11 and the MICHELIN Scorcher 31 are 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 make MICHELIN Scorchers available to a wide network of Michelin dealerships across India in 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 latest generation 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 has a 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’s Hypersport 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.
The six Michelin Scorcher range tyres are available across the country at all Michelin authorized dealers in addition to the Harley Davidson network in India.
|Tyre Size||Motorcycle Fitment|
|100/90 B19 57H SCORCHER 31 F TL/TT||Iron 883, Dyna Street Bob®, Dyna™ Super Glide® Custom, 883 Roadster™ ( Front)|
|150/80 B16M/C77HR SCORCHER31 R TT/TL||Iron 883™, Forty-Eight™, Heritage Softail™,|
883 Roadster™ ( Rear)
|100/80-17 52H SCORCHER “11” F TL||Street™ 750 ( Front)|
|140/75 R 17 M/C 67V SCORCHER 11 F TL||Fat Boy® ( Front)|
|200/55 R 17 M/C 78V SCORCHER 11 R TL||Fat Boy (Rear)|
|140/75 R15 M/C 65H SCORCHER 11 REAR TL||Street 750 ( Rear)|