· Tire life improved by 10 percent*
· Wet grip improved by 24 percent**
· Increased scooter market coverage
Michelin has launched its new MICHELIN City Extra; a new tire for the global commuter market, with fitments available for scooters, step-throughs and small motorcycles.
Replacing both the MICHELIN City Pro and MICHELIN City Grip Pro tire ranges, the new MICHELIN City Extra offers 10 percent longer life* and 24 percent better wet grip** compared to the MICHELIN City Pro and is also available in a larger range of sizes for scooters, giving increased market coverage.
These improvements in performance have been made possible by the new adaptive tread design developed for the MICHELIN City Extra. This evolution in tread pattern design resists wear and incorporates MICHELIN Water Sipes to cut through the film of water on the road surface to find high levels of grip in these difficult conditions.
*Internal study of wet lap times at Fontange circuit (South of France) on 17 October 2019, using a Honda Scoopy fitted with 80/90-14 front and 90/90-14 rear tire sizes.
**Wear test done by TUV Thailand on Michelin’s request, comparing MICHELIN City Pro versus MICHELIN City Extra between 2 December 2019 and 11 February 2020, using a HONDA CLICK 125i fitted with 80/90-14 front and 90/90-14 rear tire sizes. The test ran until 12,000 km then the tires were removed from the vehicles and an extrapolated mileage estimation was made.
Results in real life may vary according to tire dimensions, weather and road conditions, as well as driving habits.
In addition to the improved grip and longevity, the renowned puncture resistant construction of the MICHELIN City Pro has been optimized even further for the MICHELIN City Extra to provide better durability, and therefore peace of mind for riders during their everyday commutes.
The new MICHELIN City Extra will be available in markets from the beginning of 2022, in the following sizes subject to country/region specifics.
Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in 170 countries, has 123,600 employees and operates 71 tire production facilities which together produced around 170 million tires in 2020.