Avon Tyres will feature its new TrekRider, acclaimed TrailRider, StreetRunner for smaller cc commuter bikes, and its newly launched motorcycle tyre inner tubes at Cologne’s Intermot motorcycle show, from 5 to 9 October. More than 200,000 two-wheel enthusiasts from more than 100 countries will gather for five days, mixing with up to 1,000 manufacturers. Avon’s motorcycle team will be located on stand A036 in Hall 6, to answer questions on the latest and most popular additions to the brand’s two-wheel range.
Following the launch of the new General Tire Grabber AT3 and X3 4x4 products, here’s some more of what Tyres & Accessories has learnt about the technology behind the tyres. Engineers have upgraded the Grabber AT3 by adopting a more aggressively off-road approach to what is - by definition - an all-terrain product. However, what’s interesting about this development is what particular tyre manufacturers mean by all-terrain. In recent years the proliferation of SUVs and especially crossover utility vehicles (CUV) in an increasingly legislatively demanding context has meant multi-purpose products have tended towards road-going performance. The AT3, on the other, has managed to meet and exceed all the road-going requirements, while adding some significant winter and off-road characteristics.
Galgo is partnering with the Mexican Hidalgo State Government, and other industries located along the Tula-Tepeji corridor, in the National Environmental Audit Program, an effort help reduce and reverse the damage and negative environmental impacts in that area. The Tula-Tepeji corridor has been recognized as an area experiencing a high level of negative environmental impact pollution and requires action from the local industries to help reverse this situation.
The 1986 edition of the Motocross of Nations marked the beginning of the modern era of motocross, and 30 years later the MXoN was back on the historic ‘Mottaccio del Balmone’ track in Maggiora, attended by more than 40,000 fans on the hill at the foot of the small town in Piemonte. The national teams selected three riders each to compete for the prestigious ‘Chamberlain Trophy’. On a track characterized by a medium-hard soil, Pirelli’s riders fitted the Scorpion MX32 Mid Soft that, both front and rear, and the tyre manufacturer said it demonstrated their high level of performance.
Netherlands retreader Obo Tyres has appointed Peter Schrijver as its new commercial manager. The company said his appointment would further stimulate the growth of the company. Schrijver starts in his new position at Obo Tyres BV on 1 October, 2016, having worked previously for Apollo Vredestein for 29 years.
Brake Engineering has extended its product range by introducing six new brake calipers and one additional wheel cylinder. The braking specialist continues to launch new products each month covering an even wider vehicle parc as it remains committed to securing optimum customer satisfaction. The latest additions to its caliper range cover both left- and right-hand […]
Immediately following the announcement of his departure from Nokian, Ari Lehtoranta has been unveiled as the new president and CEO of Caverion Corporation, a supplier of energy-efficient technical solutions for buildings, industries and infrastructure on whose board he has sat since 2013 (as chairman since 2015). He will assume the new position on January 1, 2017.
It’s tariff time again. The US government has imposed trade sanctions on US-produced OTR and industrial tyres before. They have done so with car tyres twice before. This time it’s truck tyres. But are they effective? Will they halt the rise of Chinese tyre manufacturers in general? And what does it mean for those doing business with truck tyres in the UK and Europe?