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Michelin Scorcher tyres to equip the 2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy, Low Rider and Breakout motorcycles

TWO new Michelin-Harley-Davidson co-branded Scorcher tyres are available as original equipment on three new Softail models.

Michelin worked with Harley-Davidson for two years to develop these new tyres. Using advanced modelling, engineers from both companies were able to work virtually across global research centres to co-design the tyres and fine-tune them to exact specifications. The focused efforts, rigorous quality standards and collaboration resulted in tyres that are perfectly matched to deliver the performance needs of the motorcycles.

The MICHELIN Scorcher 31 features traditional cruiser styling cues while the MICHELIN Scorcher 11 provides a sportier look. The compounds selected for the treads of the new Scorcher tyres deliver superior grip in cold, wet and damp conditions, as well as longer service life.

The exclusive look and performance of these new Harley-Davidson motorcycles has led to the availability of exclusive sizes. For example, in a landmark first in the cruiser motorcycle market, the new Fat Boy combines a 160/60R18 front MICHELIN Scorcher 11 with a 240/40R18 rear for a bold, distinctive stance, plus exceptional riding pleasure and a great feel.

Meanwhile, in addition to providing riders with a lightweight feel, the lighter weight and enhanced high-speed stability made possible by the use of Aramid fiber, another feature of Michelin’s hypersport tyres, helps to maintain the tyre’s profile and ensure consistent performance at high speeds.

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Available sizes:

Fat Boy: 160/60 R 18 M/C 70V Scorcher 11F TL; 240/40 R 18 M/C 79V Scorcher 11 R TL.

Breakout: 130/60 B 21 M/C 63H Scorcher 11 F TL; 240/40 R 18 M/C 79V Scorcher 11 R TL.

Low Rider: 110/90 B 19 M/C 62H scorcher 31 F TL: 180/70 B 16 M/C 77H Scorcher 31 R TL.

These new MICHELIN Scorcher tyres will be available across Harley-Davidson’s extensive network, as well as from specialist dealers.

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