Michelin Tires Review

Michelin is a tire manufacturer based in France. It is one of the two largest tire manufacturers in the world, along with Bridgestone. It is one of the best-known and most-trusted tire brands in the United States.

Michelin was founded in 1888 by two French brothers, Édouard and André Michelin, who ran a rubber factory in Clermont-Ferrand. Nowadays, in addition to the Michelin brand, it also owns the BFGoodrich, Taurus, Riken, Kormoran and Uniroyal tire brands.

Michelin manufactures a wide variety of tires: Motorcycle/bicycle, Recreational, Heavy truck, Earthmover, Agriculture and Aviation. Michelin is committed to “enhancing freedom of movement, safety, efficiency, and pleasure when on the move”. It has an annual sales of $7.25 billion in North America.
Michelin Tires Review

The most popular Michelin tires are:

Michelin Pilot Sport: the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S plus tires give maximum all-season performance. This model is known for its all-weather performance and its long tread life for high-end performance vehicles, like race cars and luxury vehicles.

Michelin Primacy: Michelin Primacy MXV4 tires are known for great handling on a variety of vehicles: passenger cars, trucks, all-terrain vehicles, SUVs and minivans. They are fairly affordable compared to other models and are good for all weather conditions.

Michelin Symmetry: The Symmetry radial is Michelin’s All-Season tire comfort-tuned for full-sized luxury cars and minivans. It uses a weather-tuned tread compound to reduce driving noise and enhance overall performance. It is good for year-round traction. It is also considered a “green” tire, since the production of this model produces low amount of CO2.

FUN FACTS:

Michelin is also known for its travel guide and restaurant review, the Michelin Guide, which is the world’s most respected source of restaurant information. The highest ranking is three stars. So far, there are only 81 restaurants with three Michelin stars in the world.

Dunlop Tires Review

Dunlop Tyres is a British company owned 75% by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and 25% by Sumitomo Rubber Industries, which bought the right to sell Dunlop-branded road tyres.

Dunlop was founded by John Dunlop in 1888, when he saw his son struggling with cumbersome tires of his bicycle and patented his own design — marking the birth of what we now know as today’s modern-day tire.

The company has extensive manufacturing operations throughout the world. With the closure of the Washington plant during 2006, Goodyear Dunlop ceased mainstream car and lorry tyre production in the UK.

The best rated Dunlop tires are:

Dunlop Tires ReviewDunlop SP Sport MAXX: this is one of the best tires for luxury sport vehicles. This tire enhances the performance and appearance of the world’s most high-powered machines. This is the perfect tire to drive in extreme wet and dry roads: Dunlop’s exclusive HydroMaxTM technology includes a silica tread compound for superb wet traction. The tire’s high angle shoulder grooves make driving on dry surfaces easy and safe.

Dunlop SP SPORT MAXX TT: this is a fairly new tire model by Dunlop.

This new generation of Ultra High Performance tires is specially designed to bring performance to a higher level. This tire features innovative materials like Kevlar in its apex, which delivers high performance on all roads and gives drivers precision and maximum control.

Dunlop Winter Sport 3D: extreme weather is usually the best test for tires. Dunlop’s Winter Sport 3D is known for its treadface and enhanced traction that gives the driver confident handling in icy and snowy roads. Its even tread wear makes it indispensable for a safe ride in wet and dry winter conditions. It “sticks” to the road and ensures a safe and smooth ride.

Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec: if you are a driving enthusiastic or own a small vehicle, this is the right tire for you. This Dunlop model has dry grip out of the gate. The tire helps deliver superb dry traction and handling at regional car-club events like track days and driving schools. A high-response directional tread pattern with circumferential grooves helps create a consistent contact patch on the pavement for a smooth feel and seamless transition.

Pirelli Tires Review

Pirelli is the world’s fifth largest operator in terms of turnover on the tire market, with levels of profitability among the highest in the sector.

The company describes itself as a “pure tyre” company that specializes in high-end and high-performance products. Pirelli tires are today seen as synonymous with quality, emotion and ultimate performance, with 20 factories in 12 countries around the world.

Pirelli makes replacement and original equipment (OE) tires for passenger, motorsport, industrial, and commercial vehicles; motorcycles; and farm. Pirelli tires are OE on certain models of Maserati, Lamborghini, and Porsche.
Pirelli Tires Review
Power is nothing without control is the well known slogan of Pirelli Tyre Company, and is featured in numerous television and print advertisements. Pirelli Tire has created premium tires for a wide array of vehicles: passenger cars, trucks, all terrain, sport truck, minivans and etc. It is known for its superior quality, durability, traction and high performance.

Recently, Pirelli’s motorsport director Paul Hembery says changes in the tires are planned for next year. They will be boxier for improved wear in 2012. “The shape, yes [will change]. To get better wear on the shoulder. It’s hard to quantify by how much it’s going to change,” Hembery told AUTOSPORT.

For passenger cars and minivans, Pirelli makes an impressive line of maximum performance, touring and winter tires: Pirelli Cinturato, Pirelli Eufori and the P series.

For SUVs and trucks, the Pirelli P-Zero, Scorpion, and Winter Carving Edge are the top models.

FUN FACTS: Pirelli publishes an annual calendar as corporate gifts and for celebrity VIPs. The calendar usually features supermodels’ glamour shots, with varying degrees of nudity. Being featured on Pirelli calendar is considered a prestige for photographic models and photographers.