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MICHELIN® POWER CUP 2

  • Roadster
  • Sport

Increase your track time while lowering your lap times!*

  • Michelin’s street legal sportbike tire designed for 90% track use
  • Plug-and-Play Performance
  • Optimum dual compound distribution
  • Optimized for Track Use
  • Michelin’s Premium Touch™ technology

Why choose the MICHELIN® Power Cup 2 tire?

Michelin’s street legal sportbike tire designed for 90% track use

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Plug-and-Play Performance

Michelin’s range of street, track day and racing tires offer quick warm up and share the same architecture, dual compounds and tread patterns for effortless sport bike set-up from street to track.

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Optimum dual compound distribution

MICHELIN® 2CT and 2CT+ Technologies optimize the placement of carbon black compounds for enhanced grip.

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Optimized for Track Use

The low void ratios offer maximum slick zones for enhanced dry grip at all phases of lean angle.

MICHELIN Power Cup 2-2CT Technology

Michelin’s Premium Touch™ technology

The patented sidewall designs of the MICHELIN® Power Cup 2 tire enhance sportbike styling.

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Approved by one or several Manufacturers

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Minimum Cold Pressure on Track (1)

  • Minimum Cold Pressure on Track (1)

           Front 30.5 psi

           Rear 22 psi

 

  • Target Hot Pressure

           Front 34.8 psi
           Rear 24.65 psi

Important

NOTE: MICHELIN® POWER® Slick 2 tires and MICHELIN® POWER® Cup 2 tires can suffer from cold breaks if stored, transported or handled below 41ºF. Do not mount at temperatures below 50ºF.

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February 2, 2024
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Purchase a new set on my 2021 Triumph Moto2 765 Daytona on track at Chuckwalla in mid-January 2024. Used tire warmers because the temperature ranged from 55F to 64F ambient. Ran the recommended pressures HOT off the warmers and rode on track at a pace 10 seconds off lap record for two long sessions each lasting over an hour: about 150 miles total. Tire grip was predictable, consistent and wear was relatively low, especially at the front. Feel was great and I am very happy with this tire as a plug and play option for use with OR without tire warmers. These tires work as advertised and required no changes to the geometry of the bike when switching from the OE tire to this Cup 2. I did not ride this tire in the rain so wet surface grip is set to 1 star.

Very good track day tire!

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December 25, 2023
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2nd set. Amazing grip on the track.

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November 15, 2022
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I'm on my fourth set of PCIIs with my gsxr1k track bike and all I can say is, wow. These tires perform as well, and last longer, than any other manufacturer's offering in this class. I get 30% more sessions compared to others. That said, my longevity rating is based on pure track use. I can get about 5-600mi out of a set, on track, and that, to me, is amazing. This is not a street bias tire. If you're expecting to get 1000mi look elsewhere - this is not the tire for you. If you want a very predictable, even-wearing, long lasting, no-tire-warmer track tire that performs confidently at full wear, this is what you're looking for. I'm sure this tire will perform phenomenally on the street, as well, but you'll be burning them up quickly. Keep the above in mind and I think you'll find this tire quite satisfying, and well worth the money. [Haven't tested in wet conditions and this is an obligatory field so only 1 star reported so as to fulfill this requirement]

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4 sizes available for MICHELIN® POWER CUP 2

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Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® POWER CUP 2 120/70ZR17 (58W)

Display Size

120/70ZR17 (58W)

With Value

120

Ratio

70

Diameter

17

Load index

120/70ZR17 (58W)

Speed Index

ZR

Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® POWER CUP 2 180/55ZR17 (73W)

Display Size

180/55ZR17 (73W)

With Value

180

Ratio

55

Diameter

17

Load index

180/55ZR17 (73W)

Speed Index

ZR

Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® POWER CUP 2 190/55ZR17 (75W)

Display Size

190/55ZR17 (75W)

With Value

190

Ratio

55

Diameter

17

Load index

190/55ZR17 (75W)

Speed Index

ZR

Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® POWER CUP 2 200/55ZR17 (78W)

Display Size

200/55ZR17 (78W)

With Value

200

Ratio

55

Diameter

17

Load index

200/55ZR17 (78W)

Speed Index

ZR

Legal Mentions

 (1) Pressure taken with tire and rim at ambient temperature, just before the first ride or just before installing the tire warmers.

* Based on external test conducted at the Cartagena Circuit in Spain using a 2019 Suzuki® GSX-R1000R fitted with 120/70 ZR 17 front and 190/55 ZR 17 rear tires comparing lap times of MICHELIN® Power Cup 2 tires with MICHELIN® Power Cup Evo tires. Local on-track results may vary.