MICHELIN 2CT Two Compound Technology
MICHELIN 2CT dual-compound technology successfully accomplishes two conflicting ideals: wear resistance in the centre of the tread, and grip on the shoulders.
The rubber compound in the center is harder to withstand aggressive acceleration and braking.
The rubber compound in the shoulder is softer to maximise grip on the lean angle.
Here is an example of the distribution of soft rubber and hard rubber on a set of Michelin Power Pure: