Michelin Code: R171805MIPIPRS

Michelin Power RS 180/55-17 Rear Tyre

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The Michelin Power RS is the new undisputed benchmark for sportbike tyres - the most radical leap forward ever for sportbike tyres

The new leader in five categories that define a true sportbike tyre: grip, acceleration, braking, handling and direction change.

Dual-compound tread technology, derived from our latest generation of racing tyres, offering incomparable grip.

Expanded size offering to cover an extensive range of sportbikes.

Incomparable grip and stability that only Michelin total performance can deliver.

Dual-compound tread technology, derived from our latest generation of racing tyres, offers incomparable grip, besting its predecessor by 3.5 seconds.* (*based on internal tests carried out in Fontanges, France; Cartagena, Spain; and Ladoux, France; in 2016 on a 2015 BMW S1000RR with tyre sizes 120/70ZR17 front and 190/55ZR17 rear, which compared Michelin Power RS with the following competitor tyres: Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3, Dunlop SportSmart 2, Continental ContiSportAttack 3, Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S21 and Metzeler Sportec M7 RR. Results may vary according to the motorcycle and rolling conditions. (see results chart in resources)

The new patented carcass provides impeccable lean angle and straight line stability.

When it comes to dry weather grip, agility, stability and peerless handling performance, the Michelin Power RS stands out as the sport motorcycle road tyre market's new benchmark* and accordingly targets the most discerning riders.

For a single tyre to boast such a high level of performance in all these areas is the fruit of the combination of Michelin's longstanding expertise, its experience of topflight racing and the diversification of its innovations.

The combination of new rubber compounds, some of which are derived from racing, and a new carcass has resulted in incomparable grip on dry roads and a unique experience for the rider.

The innovative rear tyre features a patented construction which benefits from Michelin ACT + technology for impeccable straight-line and cornering stability.

The tyre will be available in 13 different sizes (four front and nine rear) covering a broad spectrum of motorcycles, from 300cc bikes to large capacity Supersport machines.


Front and rear compounds - developed with a technology called Functional Polymer Styrene Butadiene Rubber, (SBR) which allowed us to maximise the wet grip with no compromise on dry grip. 100% Silica center tread compound maintains a high level of wet grip on straights. 100% Carbon Black lateral compound to maximise dry grip in curves.

Rear lateral compound - composed with new elastomers that provide high level of grip as well as fast warm up. Developed with Michelin's racing department and used in motorsport during 2015/2016 seasons.

New Michelin Adaptive Casing Technology+

A single ply with an angle close to 90° is used to reduce the carcass' maximum rigidity in the crown area. Rigidity in the sidewall and shoulder areas are maintained through the use of high angle, overlapping cross plies. The soft top ply provides more straight line stability while the rigid sidealls and shoulder help minimise drifting in curves.


Products marked as "In Stock" are stored in our different distribution centers. These products will ship within 1-3 business days.

Items are then sent by courier, we use Courierpost & Posthaste which will take 1-3 days to arrive depending on your location and the size of the parcel.

While we will do our best to ship from the distribution center closest to you, not all items will always be in stock in every location at all times.  In some cases we will split the order and ship each package out to you individually and in other cases we may need to consolidate the items in one location to ship out as one package.  We utilize our best judgment in an attempt to get the products to you as quickly as possible.

Our returns policy lasts 90 days. If 90 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Additional non-returnable items:
- Gift cards
- Downloadable software products
- Some health and personal care items

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.
Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable)
- Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error
- Any item that is returned more than 90 days after delivery