December launch for Firestone FS492 city bus tyre
The Firestone range continues to grow and diversify with the brand’s first-ever tyre for city bus operations. The all-new, all-position FS492 was designed specifically with the challenges of urban transport operations in mind; with the reliability to ensure safety and comfort for passengers and the durability to ensure long-lasting performance and profitability for operators.
The Firestone FS492 comes with a built-in side guard to protect against scuffing, abrasions and other forms of kerb-related damage. Sidewall wear indicators also make it easy to determine the right time to rotate the tyres, and the FS492 casing is said to offer excellent retreadability.
The tyre’s variable-depth sipes are designed to provide outstanding grip in wet and cold weather conditions without compromising on handling or braking in the dry. The tyre’s M+S and 3PSMF markings testify to its all-season capabilities.
“Sharp turns, high curbs, frequent braking, unpredictable traffic…not to mention the weather – at Firestone, we know that the city can be one of the most challenging environments for operations. Which is why we developed a tyre that delivers the high levels of safety and comfort passengers and drivers demand along with the high mileage, extended tyre life and excellent retreadability operators need to boost uptime and lower the total cost per km of their tyres. We believe the FS492 has what it takes to meet all these demands in a great-value package,” comments Harald Van Ooteghem, senior manager, truck and bus tyres category management.
The Firestone FS492 all-position city bus tyre is available throughout Europe as of December 2016 in size 275/70R22.5.