Tire Wars!

Motorcycle.com Staff
by Motorcycle.com Staff
From Pirelli:

Rome, Georgia, February 2,2007 : In a recent press release concerning a contract withHarley Davidson, Michelin North America claimed that "Michelin invented the radial motorcycle tire in 1987."To set the record straight, the first radial motorcycle tire, the MP7, was produced byPirelli in 1983 for the launch of the Honda VF1000R.

Pirelli Tire North America specializes in the manufacture and marketing of highperformance car, light truck and motorcycle tires and currently has four of its highlyadvanced MIRS (Modular Integrated Robotized System) modules in operation in itsnewest automated production facility in Rome, Georgia, to better serve the AmericanOEM and Replacement markets.

For more information, please visit the company's web site at www.us.pirelli.com

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