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Michelin Alpin 6 review

Never one to follow the pack, Michelin has looked a bit further down the road with this design, which aims to remain effective right down to the legal tread-depth minimum.

Never one to follow the pack, Michelin has looked a bit further down the road with this design, which aims to remain effective right down to the legal tread-depth minimum. As a result, the Alpin 6 has grooves which emerge and widen as the tyre wears. So testing this tyre in as-new condition may not be playing to its strengths, but it’s still good enough to make the podium.

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It’s most effective in the wet, where it secures a handful of third and fourth places. It inspires confidence around the handling track, with a strong front end that gives good traction out of turns. It’s less sure-footed in the snow, where it lacks the traction of the best when applying lock; in the dry it is close to the best. It is a long way off the winning Nokian at the pumps, but then most were. More problematic is that it is the noisiest tyre on test.

We say: A promising debut for Alpin 6, which proves effective in the wet

Blackcircles.Com says: A fairly new model to the market, having only been launched at the end of 2018. Early reviews have been impressive, though, with customers giving an overall score of 4.5/5.

Overall  98.40%
Snow braking96.10%6th
Snow traction97.50%2nd
Snow circle93%8th
Snow handling97.50%5th
Straight aquaplaning93.40%3rd
Curved aquaplaning96%4th
Wet braking96.90%4th
Wet handling98.20%3rd
Wet circle98.70%3rd
Dry braking96.80%5th
Dry handling99.30%4th
Rolling resistance86%6th
Cabin noise87.60%10th
Price£125.47 
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