Davanti launches runflat range in 6 sizes, including DX390, DX640 patterns
Davanti has launched its first range of runflat tyres following extensive research and development. The UK based brand spent several years creating a new runflat to “comfortably exceed” ISO-16992 guidelines on runflat performance (that a run flat must be capable of travelling a minimum distance of 50 miles at a speed of 50mph). Davanti adds that it wanted its first runflat to “match or surpass the performance of rival European brands” which have been producing these tyres for decades.
“It has been a long road to get here,” said Gary Cross, product manager at Davanti. “We knew we wanted to launch a new runflat range into the market, but we were only willing to do it if we could develop a product that ranked among the best.”
Initially on sale in six sizes across the DX390 and DX640 patterns, Davanti’s runflat is built with a reinforced internal sidewall using DSP technology. The new runflats also come with the same guarantees and performance properties as conventional Davanti products, including the Tyre Life Guarantee.
Cross added: “Drivers who invest in runflats are highly safety-conscious and will be aware if standards fall short when they most need to rely on them. We understood that at the outset and set ourselves the target of developing a product that beat all guidelines and regulations for run flat performance.
“Consumers have needed a competitively priced, reliable run flat for some time. As we were assessing the range of tyres in the sector we discovered that there were a number of budget and even mid-range run flat tyres on the market whose performance and reliability fell short.
“We were simply unwilling to compromise. If a run flat was going to carry the Davanti name, it needed to stand up against the best currently available.
“Thanks to the fantastic hard work of our team we have realised that goal and the Davanti run flat range is available to dealers now.”