MICHELIN® ROAD CLASSIC

  • Roadster
  • Sport Touring

Modern technologies to make the most of your classic bike! 


  • 50% more wet grip than the previous generation1
  • Increased cornering and straight-line stability than the previous generation
  • Approved on iconic motorcycle models

50% more wet grip than the previous generation1

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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50% more cornering stability and 40% more straight-line stability than the previous generation2

Thanks to its Bias-belted technology and bias casing supported by two crown plies give the MICHELIN Road Classic tire 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.

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April 3, 2023
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February 22, 2022
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After wearing three sets of the no longer available pilot activ model, I felt confident buying the new improved road classics. I've been happy with street and mountain road performance, they hold the road well. However, this new tire did not perform as well as my Pilot Activs for local CA grooved freeway riding. After 1K miles, the squirrely front end feeling which this tire displays when ridden on grooved freeway pavement has me ready to trade the front tire for the new continental. This 100/90/19 Road Classic will soon be removed as the front tire for my 1983 BMW R100

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November 30, 2022
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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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June 27, 2022
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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.

BMW Airhead R100RS

20 sizes available for MICHELIN® ROAD CLASSIC

Position
Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® ROAD CLASSIC 100/80B17 52H

Width

100

Ratio

80

Diameter

17

Load Index

52

Speed Index

H

Position

front

Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® ROAD CLASSIC 110/70B17 54H

Width

110

Ratio

70

Diameter

17

Load Index

54

Speed Index

H

Position

front

Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® ROAD CLASSIC 110/80B17 57V

Width

110

Ratio

80

Diameter

17

Load Index

57

Speed Index

V

Position

front

Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® ROAD CLASSIC 130/70B17 62H

Width

130

Ratio

70

Diameter

17

Load Index

62

Speed Index

H

Position

rear

Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® ROAD CLASSIC 130/80B17 65H

Width

130

Ratio

80

Diameter

17

Load Index

65

Speed Index

H

Position

rear

Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® ROAD CLASSIC 130/90B17 68V

Width

130

Ratio

90

Diameter

17

Load Index

68

Speed Index

V

Position

rear

Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® ROAD CLASSIC 140/80B17 69V

Width

140

Ratio

80

Diameter

17

Load Index

69

Speed Index

V

Position

rear

Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® ROAD CLASSIC 150/70B17 69V

Width

150

Ratio

70

Diameter

17

Load Index

69

Speed Index

V

Position

rear

Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® ROAD CLASSIC 150/70R17 69H

Width

150

Ratio

70

Diameter

17

Load Index

69

Speed Index

H

Position

rear

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.

 

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.