By TT News| Apr 28, 2021

Michelin’s Scorcher Adventure, OE Tyre Fitment For Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250

Michelin, in close collaboration with Harley-Davidson, has developed the Scorcher Adventure tyres exclusively for the Pan America 1250 adventure motorcycle.

The French tyre maker and the iconic American brand have been involved in projects over the past thirteen years. Today, more than forty percent of the motorcycles manufactured by Harley Davidson are equipped with the French firm’s products.

Engineers from both companies employed sophisticated simulation tools to lay the foundations for the tyre tailored to the new sport tourer’s characteristics. This initial, virtual phase was followed by three development cycles and an extensive test program.

The Scorcher Adventure is well-suited to both dry and wet roads, combining innovation, performance and distinctive looks to make it a perfect match between the tyre and bike.

  • The Scorcher Adventure tyres, for 80 percent road use and 20 percent trail use.
  • Additional Anakee Wildtyres option, for high-performance trail use, for 50/50 percent road and trial use.

Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 owners who spend 80 percent of the time on ordinary roads and 20 percent on trails will be able to enjoy the combined capabilities of the motor cycle and tyre to the optimum extent.

To ensure optimum performance on both open roads and off-road, the new tyre incorporates numerous Michelin innovations, including 2CT+ technology, a hard compound to provide additional grip, and latest- generation compounds for the rear tyre to achieve the required high standard of stability. Meanwhile, the front tyre’s stiff compound ensures outstanding steering torque and facilitates leaning into corners despite the Pan America 1250’s strong power and ungainly weight. 

For dedicated buyers who use their motorcycle more frequently on unsealed roads, the Anakee Wild tyre is an additional option. The innovative design of this alternative solution’s tread makes it ideally suited to up to fifty percent track/trail use thanks to its superior traction performance, agility and directional precision on loose ground. The Anakee tyre can be bought at Harley Davidson showrooms as an additional add-on. (TT)

The Anakee Wild tyre for additional off-road performance 


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