View Full Version : Check out these new Michelin Tires

03-23-2006, 01:28 PM
Check out these new Michelin Tires....

No air! And much less petroleum in their manufacture. Check these

Thought you might like to see the next generation of tires. They had a
pair at the Philadelphia Car show. Attached are pictures of the new
Michelin tires. These tires are airless and are scheduled to be out on
market very soon. The bad news for law enforcement is that spike strips
will not work on these tires. This is what great R&D will do and think of
the impact on existing technology no more air valves.......no more air
compressors at gas stations.....no more repair kits.

My dad forwarded the pics and info to me. Thought it related to the pr0-touring scene. They're a little weird but I wouldn't mind seeing what it would be like to drive on these! How would you make a wrinkle wall??? LOL!


03-23-2006, 01:28 PM
Here's another pic. Hey Steevo - this should be right up your alley!


Stuart Adams
03-23-2006, 01:58 PM
Not on my cars. Yuk. Need earplugs for sure.

FreddyBoy Design
03-23-2006, 02:16 PM
Old news... :rolleyes: read an article about them about a year ago here in Sweden.
Hate the look of those things, look like they belong on concept sketches and enviromental friendly cars, definitly not on cool cars.
Looks aside, Im sure they have some advantages over regular tires.
Agree w. mr Adams, "not on my cars"!


03-23-2006, 02:43 PM
Man those are ugly!

03-23-2006, 02:49 PM
I imagine the PRODUCTION tires would be wrapped in rubber to look like a conventional tire.

03-23-2006, 02:51 PM
Sorry if old news - I've just seen them for the first time.
Yeah like Steven says - why don't they just put sidewalls on 'em and call it a day.


03-23-2006, 03:34 PM
they look kinda flat with the slightest of weight transfer, which would be bad for handling and gas mileage

03-23-2006, 04:46 PM
They are alright but I think they might look a lot better on a bigger rim and if they were a lower profile. If I knew how to use photo shop I would try come up with something but unfortunately i don't.

03-23-2006, 05:53 PM
I imagine the PRODUCTION tires would be wrapped in rubber to look like a conventional tire.

I sure hope so.

03-23-2006, 06:00 PM
All you need is something hitting the sidewall at 80mph and blowing it out. No thanks.

03-24-2006, 05:20 AM
I've seen this design before somewhere?.....Let me think for a moment.......

................. :rolleyes: ....... :_paranoid ...... :goofy:


03-24-2006, 07:48 AM
AAAWW man Steve - I thought of everybody you'd appreciate it! LOL! Where's Mr. Forward Thinker??!!!!! HA! ha!

Yeah, it's not the most attractive looking tire but with a sidewall on it I think it'd work.


03-24-2006, 08:44 AM
Forward thinking is a double edged sword.

Case in point: I can't, for the life of me, figure out how I might mount these onto my Kinesis wheels. And I feel quite naked without my K's. My self-confidence plummets and shrinkage sets in. :fluffy:

Have you seen Rodney? I'm desperately trying to get a hold of him.

03-24-2006, 10:51 AM
LOL - uuuuuuuhhh huh huh you said shrinkage. I'm just bustin' on ya. I couldn't mount these up to my mustangs, nope.

Bill Howell
03-24-2006, 03:15 PM
Have you seen Rodney? I'm desperately trying to get a hold of him.

That makes two of us.....

Squeaky wheel and grease!......




Now, back to the regularly scheduled program..... :lol: