The very first time coming across the Michelin S1 Scooter tire was when a friend of us acquired and mounted this tire for his bike. He had a flat tire and did not really know which one to buy.
Based on the looks of the tires, these are neat and sturdy. Upon closer inspection, we realized that it was indeed sturdy and the grooves on the tire went in deep. We took a ride of over 100 miles in 2 days with these tires prior to returning the bike. Truth is these cool pieces from Michelin allow you to press any type of bike as tough as you want making you feel super comfy. The mobility of the scooter really feels a lot more steady in curbs and turns. The scooter stays on the tracks, runs straight and does not wobble. The tires did not make a lot of noise while running at higher speeds.
The drive has been enjoyable the difference is obvious right from the beginning. These are wonderful tires, particularly for the quality they give to your money. You will be amazed at just how deep the grooves in the tires are. They must last a long time and also prove to be excellent in the rainy weather and in wet roads.
We definitely recommend these tires. These tires perform a great deal better compared to the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) design tires that were on my Vespa prior to these.
We reached 4,000 miles from the back tire, and it was now kind of worn out, yet that could be due to the riding style as well as the auto racing clutch/variator combination used. Also many of the riding speed averages at 50-60 miles per hour.
These Michelin S1 Tires were meant to be among the best in the scooter tire category. Honestly, it does not wear down fast. They give a much smoother trip as well as better traction and contact with the pavement.
All in all, it is a really strong tire, durable, and does not wear out easily. No problems with grip, damp or wet pavement, or even in completely dry roads. It also does not make loud noises when it goes on faster speeds. Yes, it may be more expensive than those cheap original equipment manufacturer (OEM) tires, but it is worth every penny. It has good tread, good contact.