New OE Tires Aim to Make the Sportster Sportier

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Harley-Davidson

Michelin’s ‘Scorcher’ tires promise better grip, longer tread life.

Tires are unarguably one of the most vital parts of a motorcycle. Without a good pair, a motorcycle is essentially useless and dangerous to operate. Harley-Davidson riders looking to get onto a 2018 Softail are now getting a new set of rubber courtesy of Michelin.

The sporty Michelin Scorcher 11 and more traditional Scorcher 31 tires, as Traction News reports, were jointly developed by the tire and motorcycle manufacturer over a period of two years. The compound that went into making both tire designs reportedly helps the tires provide a solid grip in inclement weather and have longer tread life, as well.

Both tires, as one would expect, have some high-tech engineering built into them, which includes Aramid fiber that’s lightweight and provides enhanced high-speed stability. The sophisticated fiber can also help maintain the tires’ profile better, as well.

The Scorcher 11 and Scorcher 31 tires will be available as OE equipment on a variety of new Softail models, including the Fat Boy, Low Rider, and Breakout. For riders that don’t have one of the models above, the tires can be fitted to other models as a replacement.

 

 

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