The most forgiving colour: Why Camso non-marking tyres are grey
Camso aims to bust a myth or two surrounding non-marking forklift tyres. Non-marking tyres are available for a variety of applications and in a range of colours, from white to green and even yellow – but all Camso non-marking tyres are grey. The off-highway tyre specialist, part of the Michelin Group since 2018, explains why.
TPMS manufacturer Hamaton has extended the initial software subscription customers receive when they purchase a new ATEQ VT56 tool to three years from one. Users will, therefore, have access to regular software updates for two extra years at no extra cost.
Rare Toyota Supra TRD equipped with Yokohama high performance tyres
A rare and valuable Toyota Supra Mk4 TRD 3000GT featured in a hit YouTube video has been fitted with Yokohama’s high performance Advan A052 tyres. With a view count over 900,000 in a few weeks, motoring journalist Mat Watson gives the striking Advan-liveried car and its tyres a thorough workout in a series of tests which showcase the car’s capabilities.
The Van den Ban Group (VDB) has added the new Gripmax SureGrip Pro Sport UHP summer tyre to its range. The modern, sporty pattern offers A-rated wet grip and availability in more than 40 size variations between 18 and 22”. The supplier says the tyre’s size range will ultimately be expanded to more than 130 SKUs.
Dunlop tyres for Lexus UX300e, Hankook on Japan-market Honda Vezel
Sumitomo Rubber Industries has begun supplying the Dunlop Enasave EC300+ to Lexus for certain versions of its first all-electric model, the UX300e. Meanwhile, Hankook Tire shares that it will equip the 2021 Honda Vezel hybrid for the Japanese market with its Kinergy Eco² tyre ex works.
The latest tyre in the Bandvulc Wastemaster range is ready for launch following extensive testing and field trials. Bandvulc developed, tested and produced this fifth-generation product at its Ivybridge factory. The Wastemaster 5 will replace the Wastemaster III, a proven product in the waste sector that has been around for more than 20 years.
Yamaha Motor has selected the Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 as original equipment tyre for the recently-launched Yamaha YZF-R7 Supersport. Bridgestone Corporation views this fitment arrangement as “part of a long-term collaboration,” under which it has delivered tyres for a “wide range” of Yamaha motorcycles.
TyreWatch makes Innovation shortlist at Motor Transport Awards
The Motor Transport Awards have announced the shortlist of finalists for 2021 and TyreWatch has been nominated as one of the contenders for the innovation award. Says the MTA: “With an incredibly strong field of entries, our judges have been able to recognise 52 outstanding companies who have been able to demonstrate innovation and excellence.” Established over 5 years ago in Basingstoke, TyreWatch is an evolving digital tyre management platform which uses remote telematics technology to monitor and manage the wheels and tyres of ‘connected’ vehicles.
Linglong adds Nova Force Acro UHP tyre to Leao brand range
The Nova Force Acro is the latest generation performance tyre from Leao Tire, a sub-brand of Linglong Tire. Tuned for “ultra-high performance luxury cars,” Linglong says the development of the tyre began with the extensive use of FEA simulation in the early product design stage. Using these methods to analyse and optimise overall tyre stress and strain distribution, Linglong says it improved the durability of the new Leao tyre.
Davanti introduces new UHP flagship with Protoura Sport
Davanti Tyres launched its new flagship tyre, the ultra-high performance Protoura Sport, in early 2021. The brand says the development of the premium pattern complements its existing DX640 UHP product, giving drivers more choice within the range. “With Protoura Sport we have taken the latest in tyre engineering innovation and created a new benchmark in our UHP offering,” said Davanti’s development director, Gary Cross.
General Tire Altimax One S available now in 15-20” sizes
General Tire’s Altimax One S is the heritage-rich Continental group brand’s successor to the Altimax Sport, offering reliable dry performance, increased wet grip, and higher mileage due to its silica enriched rubber compound. The tyre is available in the UK from exclusive distributor Micheldever Tyre Services in a broad range of 15 to 20” sizes, approved for speeds of up to 186 mph.
Porsche will unveil the facelifted 2021 Panamera in August, and Nexen Tire reports its supply of original equipment tyres to this updated second-generation saloon. The new version of the Panamera will wear the Nexen N’Fera Sport in sizes 265/45 R19 105Y XL and 295/40 R19 108Y XL.
Kumho’s Ecsta UHP tyre range is currently represented by the PS91 and PS71 models, covering fitments between 17 and 21”. This Ecsta range has been embellished with runflat and SUV variants, extending its reach into other areas of the market, and in the process collecting an original equipment homologation on the BMW 5 Series.