One of the most asked questions about the MotoGP tires is how much a set costs. The answer is simple: The tires have no price. With Michelin being the sole supplier to MotoGP, the company is at the events to develop winning tires for the best riders in the world and then take the technology developed and transfer it to street rubber. So, the cost is part of the company’s R&D budget. Since the tires are never sold, no cost-per-unit is calculated. Rather the cost per event consists of the tires, the technicians, mounting, balancing, monitoring, and transporting the tires to and from the venue. Additionally, every race has a chemist and an engineer in attendance to gather information. Over the course of a season, the tire tests at various tracks are also a part of the development cost. While the company certainly must track those expenses, no data is publicly available.