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Cracks in rubber from the cold

The rubber used in the Competition and Hypersport tires have a breaking point when temperatures dip below 41°F.

When they are subject to low temperatures, tires may endure irreversible damage. This can result in the tire tread cracking, rendering the tire useless.  

1 temperature at which the tire loses all elasticity and becomes breakable

Our recommendations
  • Never use a tire at a temperature below 41°F, so as to avoid any deformation or shock (MICHELIN Power Slick Evo, MICHELIN Power Cup Evo).
  • Before installing or uninstalling a tire, it must have been stored for at least 24 hours at a temperature greater than 50°F.
  • If the rubber displays visible cracking, the tire must not be used
  • Never use a tire at a temperature below 14°F, so as to avoid any deformation or shock (MICHELIN Power RS, MICHELIN Power SuperMoto).
Pressure recommendations

Warm up time

Tires need some time before their performance can peak.This warm up time corresponds to the length of time necessary for a pneumatic tire to reach an internal temperature between 122°F to more than 212°F.

To reach this temperature, each time you ride your motorcycle, go the first few miles at a moderate speed to allow the tires to reach their ideal temperature. This will subsequently provide them with the best possible grip.