Michelin and Harley-Davidson have jointly developed new Scorcher 11 & 31 tyres to be fitted on select 2018 Softail models.

For 2018, select models from the Harley-Davidson Softail family will come shod with Michelin Scorcher tyres from the factory. The 2018 Harley-Davidson Breakout, Fat Boy and Low Rider S will get these tyres as original equipment.

The Michelin Scorcher 11 features a sportier look with its aggressive tread pattern, while the Scorcher 31 leans more towards the cruiser side of the spectrum. The compounds used to produce the tyres have been specifically selected to deliver superior grip on cold, wet and damp surfaces. The Scorchers will also last longer, according to Michelin. Both the 11 & 31 are factory installed on specific models and can be fitted as a replacement for other models.


Michelin and Harley-Davidson worked together for two years on the development of the Scorcher tyres. Engineers from both firms worked virtually across global research centers using advanced modeling. The tyres have been co-designed and fine-tuned to exact specifications.

Focused efforts from both firms, rigorous quality standards maintained across design centers and close collaboration has resulted in development of tyres that are perfectly matched to the motorcycle they will be used on.


The Michelin Scorcher tyres come in exclusive sizes, and boast of a superior Aramid fiber construction. Aramid fiber is also used in Michelin’s hypersport tyres. It delivers consistent performance at high speeds and helps maintain the tyres’ profile.

Front (130/60B21) and rear (240/40R18) Scorcher 11s are original equipment on Breakout models, while the Low Rider range is originally equipped with Scorcher 31 front (110/90B19) and rear (180/70B16). The new Michelin tires will be available across Harley-Davidson’s dealership network, as well as from specialist dealers.


Available sizes:

130/60 B 21 M/C 63H SCORCHER 11 Front TL
2018 Harley-Davidson Breakout FXBR/FXBRS

160/60 R 18 M/C 70V SCORCHER 11 Front TL
2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy FLFB/FLFBS

110/90 B 19 M/C 62H SCORCHER 31 Front TL
2018 Harley-Davidson Low Rider FXLR

180/70 B 16 M/C 77H SCORCHER 31 Rear TL
2018 Harley-Davidson Low Rider FXLR

* Except 110/90B19