Michelin Unveils the X One XDN 2 Grip at CV Show
The new Michelin X One XDN 2 Grip is the first tyre with a tread design and architecture that incorporates all three elements of “Michelin Durable Technologies” —an array of technological solutions developed by Michelin that includes patented Double Wave sipes, Raindrop sipes and InfiniCoil technology. Available in 495/45 R 22.5, the Michelin X One XDN 2 Grip is a wide single tyre designed to replace twins on the truck’s drive axle.
Thanks to Michelin’s X One, the four twinned drive axle tyres currently used on trucks can be replaced with just two tyres, reducing the axle weight by up to 130 kilograms, which means a similar gain in payload.
By incorporating the breakthrough “Michelin Durable Technologies” tread pattern into the new Michelin X One XDN 2 Grip, the tyre offers the optimum balance between mileage and grip, in all weather conditions.
Outstanding performance is aided by the combination of two Michelin–patented solutions — Double Wave and self-regenerating Raindrop sipes. Thanks to this new sipe technology, the Michelin X One XDN 2 Grip has 15 per cent more grip when pulling away on snow or ice and 30 per cent more on wet roads compared to the X One XDA 2 Energy.