Ceat introduces anti-puncture motorcycle tyres
A new range of anti-puncture motorcycle tyres from Ceat Ltd. has been introduced in India. The Hindu Business Line states that the manufacturer is rolling out these products in the south of India and will gradually introduce the range into other parts of the country. Ceat is initially targeting the aftermarket as, so reports Nitish Bajaj, the company’s vice-president of marketing, OEMs are “price sensitive and take time to decide on anything new.”
According to Bajaj, the tyre contains a sticky, sealant gel that protects it when pierced by a sharp object such as a nail. When the object is removed, the gel occupies the hole it created. The vice-president of marketing adds that the company has filed a patent for the puncture-proof tyres, which were developed at Ceat’s research and development centre in Halol, Gujarat state.