Giti launches all-position urban-bus tyre
Giti Tire has launched its next generation, three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) certified, all-position urban-bus tyre, the Giti GAU867v1. Replacing the popular Giti GAU861 and Giti GT867 patterns, initial key sizes include 275/70R22.5, 295/80R22.5 and 11R22.5, all of which possess market standard load and speed indices. The manufacturer states that the tyre is designed for hard urban use, and utilises the manufacturer’s latest casing construction, enhancing mileage and handling and retreadability, a key market stipulator due to a short original lifespan.
Key developments for the Giti GAU867v1 include rubber reinforced sidewalls that protect the tyre from curbing damage and abrasions, and deep sidewall wear indicators to show the correct time to rotate or demount the tyre. A wide and robust tread pattern and advanced siping further reduces noise and improves passenger comfort against previous patterns.
The tyre has been certified to meet the EU 117-02 legal requirement for safe winter performances and is 3PMSF marked, a key customer and legal demand in city-bus markets throughout Europe. The manufacturer’s truck and bus portfolio is developed in conjunction with Giti Tire’s European Research & Development Centre in Hannover, Germany.
Tony McHugh, TBR sales and marketing director UK at Giti Tire, said: “Our original all-position urban-bus tyres built a substantial customer base thanks to their exceptionally good wear in both the tread and sidewall and their retreadability, the Giti GAU867v1 takes these benefits and amplifies them tenfold.”