Michelin Pilot Preceda: Built for Asian Roads - Tire Review Magazine

Michelin Pilot Preceda: Built for Asian Roads

(Clacton, U.K./Tyres & Accessories) Far Eastern news sources are reporting that Michelin has launched its Pilot Preceda PP2 in Asia, a tyre designed especially for markets like China.

Yang Sai Hoi, general manager of Michelin Asia (Singapore) Co. said the secret of the PP2’s performance is Michelin’s True Sport Tire (TST) construction, toting high shoulder reinforcement, joint-less nylon caps and full-width steel beltlines, resulting in enhanced response and handling. The PP2 also features bridged centre rib sides, extra stability block bars, a five radius tread profile, a new hybrid silica/carbon black/sulphur tread compound called Formula G and smaller inside blocks than its predecessor.

“Our in-house tests demonstrated that the Pilot Preceda generates better steering response and progressive handling as well as higher cornering power when compared with competition in its class,” said Olivier Brauen, head of product marketing, Michelin Asia-Pacific.

Since most Asian countries often have prolonged periods of rain, making tyre grip in the wet as well as in dry conditions vital.

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