RideFast October 2019

RobRidefast

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“The best part of the Power Cup Evo

was its ability to change direction

really fast in the tight back section at

RSR. Agility is for sure one of the strong

points of these tyres.”

Agility is for sure one of the strong points

of these tyres.

I found the tyres work better and

offer more grip and better wear at a

slightly harder pressure, so 2.5 hot at

the front, which also helped it not wash

as much on the front at full lean, and

1.8 hot rear, same effect as the front

keeping less tyre pressing on the tar at

full lean angle.

The Michelin Power Cup Evo tyres are

only available in one compound, which

I am told is equivalent to a medium

compound, so longevity is a big plus with

these tyres. We tested the 120 front and

190/55 rear, but 180 and 200 rears are

also available in the range.

Good stability and grip on hard braking

and trailing into the turns, but a little

washy and unsettled at full lean angle.

Having said all of that, a bit more

suspension setup on our Honda

CBR1000RR could have been done to

help cure a bit of this problem. But just

as with the other tyres, we tried to keep

a base setting for all. The suspension

setup did feel like it bashed heads a bit

with the tyres, which seem to prefer a

slightly softer setting to not put so much

pressure on the tyres at full lean angle.

The best part of the Power Cup Evo

was its ability to change direction really

fast in the tight back section at RSR.

Pros

• Agility is really good

• Heats up quick and holds

• Versatile tyre for most track day riders

Cons

• A bit pricey compared to others

• Grip and feel at full lean angle when

pushing hard a bit off

The facts

Price per set: R5475 (120 front 190 rear

combo tested here - price will vary

according to tyre size)

Weight (front and rear combined): 11kg

Dyno: 199HP / 121Nm

Lap time: 2,01.7

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