Title: Not just for HD drivers
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Published Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 01:23:48 +0000
When we hear the Michelin Scorcher name, we immediately think of Harley-Davidson. It is a well-known make and model of tires from The Motor Company cruisers and the new Pan America Adventure motorcycle. The Michelin Scorcher Adventure tire used for Pan America was specially developed for this motorcycle and is not a tire for every ADV bike. However, the Scorcher brand is expanding beyond Harley-Davidson with the new Michelin Scorcher Adventure tire marketed for the largest ADV motorcycles.
The Scorcher Adventure is a street-oriented alternative with a lot of rubber on the street. The Scorcher Adventure is much closer to the Anakee Adventure than the off-road oriented one Anakee Wild. However, the new Scorcher Adventure is much more off-road than the almost all-road Michelin Road 5 Trail. Nevertheless, there is enough space between the tread blocks to make the Scorcher Adventure usable even in unpaved conditions.
The rear tire is a dual compound design of Michelin 2CT + technology that integrates Michelin’s bridge block technology. The bridge block technology keeps the tread blocks stable and improves on-road performance in steep lean angles on both the front and rear tires. The 2CT + technology is reflected in the silica tread compounds that increase grip on wet roads. A Michelin spokesman claims “exceptional stability at high speeds, precise handling, long-lasting performance, enormous wet grip and uncompromising traction off-road”.
The Michelin Scorcher Adventure will initially only be available in one size pair – 120/70 x 19 at the front and 170/60 x 17 at the rear. The front tire is shown.
“The new tire line will now be even more accessible to motorcycle enthusiasts across North America,” said Nick Portela, Harley-Davidson’s key account manager for Michelin North America. The new tire will be available from August 1st. The MSRP of the front tire is $ 225 while the MSRP of the rear tire is $ 283. It is customary to strongly discount tires. So expect to pay less in some retail stores.