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MICHELIN® ROAD CLASSIC

Modern technologies to make the most of your classic bike! 


  • 50% more wet grip than the previous generation*
  • Increased cornering and straight-line stability than the previous generation (2)
  • Replay a Classic Time in Motorcycling

Why choose MICHELIN® Road Classic tires ?

50% more wet grip than the previous generation*

A compound mix incorporating Silica Rain Technology (SRT), an innovation which combined with a 26% void ratio gives 50% more wet grip than the previous generation (1)

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Increased cornering and straight-line stability than the previous generation (2)

Thanks to its bias ply technology and bias casing supported by two crown plies the MICHELIN® Road Classic tire provides 50% more stability when cornering and 40% more straight-line stability than the previous generation. (2)

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Replay a Classic Time in Motorcycling

Take a moment to stroll back in time to re-live the era of today's Classic bike, brought to you by MICHELIN® Road Classic tires.

Michelin Road Classic tire | Michelin

MICHELIN ROAD CLASSIC Reviews
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5 reviews for MICHELIN ROAD CLASSIC
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5 / 5

Great Tires

Reviewed by Rockit - November 30, 2022

I usually run Pirelli sport demons on my vintage bikes. Recently I wanted to to try this on a 79 Suzuki GS 1000 I restored. I was so surprised how well they performed. Rock solid stability at high speeds around 100mph. Cornering is excellent as well. I have to run tubes in this tire and Michelin said it was no problem. Pirelli would not tell me yes or no if it was ok to run a tube in there vintage tire. I do like the tread pattern "look" of the Pirelli, the Road Classics look like the Avon Road Riders. Anyway Michelin said it was new, I really like the tire, the fact I can run a tube inside is a plus.

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  • Dry surface grip
  • Longevity
  • Maneuverability
  • Stability
  • Wet surface grip
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4 / 5

BMW Airhead R100RS

Reviewed by Wheelson - June 27, 2022

Did a diy tyre change a home. Quality seems good and the tyre was fresh from factory. Polished the inside of the snowflake rim carefully. Tyre and tube went on the rim with 5 zipties stepping on the assembly by feet. Was finally after 20 attempts (small consumer grade compressor) able to seat the bead properly with aprox 3-4 bar pressure, doing the assemblywork in hot sunlight, using mostly WD soapwater as lubricant.

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5 / 5

Nice Tires

Reviewed by Private Joe - May 24, 2022

Yes I had this tire put on my Honda Shadow Sabre back in 2020 and bike rides nice and grips even in wet weather!

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20 sizes available for MICHELIN® ROAD CLASSIC

Position
Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® ROAD CLASSIC 100/80B17 52H

Display Size

100/80B17 52H

With Value

100

Ratio

80

Diameter

17

Load index

100/80B17 52H

Speed Index

B

Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® ROAD CLASSIC 110/70B17 54H

Display Size

110/70B17 54H

With Value

110

Ratio

70

Diameter

17

Load index

110/70B17 54H

Speed Index

B

Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® ROAD CLASSIC 110/80B17 57V

Display Size

110/80B17 57V

With Value

110

Ratio

80

Diameter

17

Load index

110/80B17 57V

Speed Index

B

Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® ROAD CLASSIC 130/70B17 62H

Display Size

130/70B17 62H

With Value

130

Ratio

70

Diameter

17

Load index

130/70B17 62H

Speed Index

B

Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® ROAD CLASSIC 130/80B17 65H

Display Size

130/80B17 65H

With Value

130

Ratio

80

Diameter

17

Load index

130/80B17 65H

Speed Index

B

Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® ROAD CLASSIC 130/90B17 68V

Display Size

130/90B17 68V

With Value

130

Ratio

90

Diameter

17

Load index

130/90B17 68V

Speed Index

B

Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® ROAD CLASSIC 140/80B17 69V

Display Size

140/80B17 69V

With Value

140

Ratio

80

Diameter

17

Load index

140/80B17 69V

Speed Index

B

Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® ROAD CLASSIC 150/70B17 69V

Display Size

150/70B17 69V

With Value

150

Ratio

70

Diameter

17

Load index

150/70B17 69V

Speed Index

B

Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® ROAD CLASSIC 150/70R17 69H

Display Size

150/70R17 69H

With Value

150

Ratio

70

Diameter

17

Load index

150/70R17 69H

Speed Index

R

LEGAL MENTIONS

(1) In-house comparison of the average wet lap times of the MICHELIN® Road Classic (1’02.81 seconds) and MICHELIN® Pilot® Activ (1’07.50 seconds) tires conducted on 6/16/2020 at the Fontange track (1.2km) in France with front dimension 100/90 B19 and rear dimension 130/80 B17 on a Triumph® Bonneville T100.  Actual on-road results may vary.

(2) In-house subjective comparison of the MICHELIN® Road Classic and MICHELIN® Pilot® Activ tires at maximum vehicle speed conducted on 6/22/2020 at the Ladoux track (France) with front dimension 100/90 B19 and rear dimension 130/80 B17 on a Triumph® Bonneville T100. Actual on-road results may vary.

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