Michelin Fits Harleys with New Scorcher Tires

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Michelin Fits Harleys with New Scorcher Tires

Michelin has introduced its line of Scorcher tires to equip the 2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy, Low Rider, and Breakout motorcycles that were released last month in Milwaukee.

For select 2018 Softail motorcycles, two new Michelin-Harley-Davidson co-branded Scorcher tires are available as original equipment. The Scorcher 31 features traditional cruiser styling cues while the Scorcher 11 provides a sportier look. The compounds selected for the treads of the new tires deliver superior grip in cold, wet, and damp conditions, as well as longer service life, according to Michelin. The 11 and 31 are factory-installed on many models, and can be installed as a replacement tire on other specified models.

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

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

In addition to providing 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 tires – helps to maintain the tires' profile and ensure consistent performance at high speeds.

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Front (130/60B21) and rear (240/40R18) Scorcher 11s are the original equipment on Breakout models, while the Low Rider models are originally equipped with Scorcher 31s front (110/90B19) and rear (180/70B16). These new Michelin tires will be available across Harley-Davidson's extensive network, as well as from specialist dealers.

Available sizes:

130/60 B 21 M/C 63H SCORCHER 11 Front TL
2018 Harley-Davidson Breakout FXBR/FXBRS

160/60 R 18 M/C 70V SCORCHER 11 Front TL
2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy FLFB/FLFBS

110/90 B 19 M/C 62H SCORCHER 31 Front TL
2018 Harley-Davidson Low Rider FXLR

180/70 B 16 M/C 77H SCORCHER 31 Rear TL
2018 Harley-Davidson Low Rider FXLR

* Except 110/90B19

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