Miche­lin City Pro – a punc­ture re­sis­tant tyre?

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Yes folks, the Miche­lin press re­lease claims that this is “the most punc­ture-re­sis­tant tyre in its class”. De­signed for ur­ban use, the Miche­lin City Pro ap­par­ently of­fers three sig­nif­i­cant ad­vances in com­par­i­son with its pre­de­ces­sor and ri­vals, “namely un­prece­dented ro­bust­ness to sub­stan­tially re­duce punc­tures, en­hanced safety and longer life”.

In­tended for small mo­tor­cy­cles of up to 150cc and big-wheeled scoot­ers, the City Pro is “20% more punc­ture-re­sis­tant than ri­val prod­ucts” and fea­tures a “specif­i­cally de­vel­oped com­pound en­sures a 10% longer life­span than that of its com­peti­tors.”

Avail­able in 21 sizes for wheels of be­tween 14 and 18in and speed rat­ings rang­ing from ‘P’ (up to 150kph) to ‘S’ (up to 180kph), it uses Miche­lin Over­lap Tech­nol­ogy (MOT) which “in­cor­po­rates built-in pro­tec­tion in the form of three re­in­forced plies un­der­neath the tread which is it­self characterised by the thick­ness of the rub­ber used. This tech­nol­ogy yields un­prece­dented re­sults, since the Miche­lin City Pro tyre im­proves punc­ture-re­sis­tance by 20% com­pared to its best-per­form­ing ri­val. “

“This re­sult was con­firmed by an in­house test con­ducted by Miche­lin dur­ing a 444,000km-long run in real-world con­di­tions with 48 mo­tor­cy­cles: only one punc­ture for ev­ery 100,000km cov­ered”.

Miche­lin also claims im­proved air­tight­ness thanks to the tyre’s in­ter­nal rub­ber which protects the in­ner tube and helps to min­imise the risk of loss of air pres­sure as a re­sult of abra­sion.

The com­pany also says it has a longer tyre life thanks to the new com­pound, 10% longer, again con­firmed by the re­sults of an in-house test car­ried out by Miche­lin in Bangkok be­tween Novem­ber 14, 2013, andMarch 26, 2014. Over the 440,000km cov­ered by 48 mo­tor­cy­cles, the av­er­age dura­bil­ity of the front tyre was ap­par­ently 30,000km, and that of the rear tyre 20,000km.

Hope­fully this is a sign of things to come and it won’t be long be­fore see tyres like this fil­ter down to 10in sizes for our clas­sic mo­tor­way mile munch­ers.

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