Mitas has signed a partnership with KTM Sportmotorcycle GmbH to fit its Enduro Trail+ tyres to the new 2023 KTM 890 Adventure R motorcycle. Following the Mitas Terra Force-R on the 2021 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S and Mitas E-07 on the 2019 KTM 690 Enduro R, this is the third Mitas original equipment fitment approved by KTM.
Mitas has expanded its Grip’N’Ride range of construction tyres with a larger size tyre for wheeled and backhoe loaders. Announcing this new addition, Mitas shares that it designed the 21L – 24 IND tyre to deliver improved performance even on softer terrain. The tyre features strengthened sidewalls for greater durability when handling increased load capacity, a tread pattern that delivers increased grip, and self-cleaning properties.
Mitas has been named the official sponsor of Mitas Eurocup Series 2022, the agri-flavoured competition organised by the European Tractor Pulling Committee (ETPC). This season, competitors are battling it out at nine outdoor events, with the European Championship taking place in Great Eccleston at the end of August.
Mitas’s newest two-wheeler tyre production facility in India has been formally inaugurated, following our early 2022 article that the factory was ready to commence production. The factory, which will serve global motorcycle tyre markets, is the result of a joint venture with the Mahansaria Group. The two companies are combining their expertise to bring Mitas tyre engineering into the two-wheeler tyre market. Both companies have been working throughout the challenges of the last two years, to test and produce tyres. The Mitas brand is part of Trelleborg Wheel Systems, whose sale to Yokohama for 2.1 billion euros was confirmed at the turn of the year.
Mitas has extended its mousse range with the inclusion a new rally version. The new Mitas Rally Mousse features a durable compound that is suitable to high speeds and resistant to heat and sharp objects. It is designed for use in combination with a range of Mitas Rally tyres including E-12 Rally Star, E-13 Rally Star, C-21 Stoneking and C-17 Stoneater Dakar, and available in the 140/80-18 rear and 90/90-21 front sizes.
Trelleborg Wheel Systems (TWS) has confirmed a timetable of beginning volume two-wheeler tyre production at the SYAM Trelleborg Tires LLP joint venture factory “by early 2022” following the start of trial manufacturing last December. With the plant’s entry into operation, TWS looks forward to an increased production capacity of two-wheeler tyres that not only “contributes to consolidate market presence” in southeast Asia, a region where two-wheeled vehicles are in great demand, but also “augmenting motorcycle operations across Europe and North America.”
Tyre makers have a lot on their minds these days. In addition to experiencing an extraordinary couple of years that began with a virus and then mutated into a succession of rising input prices, they also need to think far beyond the traditional product development cycle. Legislation and end user expectations are driving manufacturers to explore new materials and achieve greater sustainability, while at the same time evolving technology means a growing focus upon connectivity and services. We recently caught up with Paolo Pompei to find out how Trelleborg Wheel Systems (TWS) is addressing these key issues.
Mitas has introduced two additional sizes into its HC 1000 range of Very High Flexion (VF) tyres for sprayer applications. The newcomers are NRO (Narrow Rim Option) dimensions designed for the next generation of self-propelled agricultural sprayers, VF 650/65R38 and VF 750/60R46. Mitas says both are made to handle high load capacities and operating speeds.
Despite delays during the pandemic, the joint venture plant set up in India by Yogesh Agencies & Investments Private Limited (YAIPL) and Trelleborg Wheel Systems (TWS) is now gearing up for deliveries of Mitas two-wheeler tyres. Paolo Pompei, president of TWS, recently confirmed that production will soon start.
Trelleborg Group brand Mitas has announced price increases for its motorcycle, scooter, go kart, trailer and aircraft tyres, as well as for its complete range of tubes and mousses. This increase, the second for 2021, takes effect from 1 October 2021 and is being implemented due to “significantly higher prices of raw materials and logistic services across the industry.”
Italian manufacturer Piaggio & C. SpA has selected the Mitas Touring Force-SC as an original equipment tyre for its new 2021 Piaggio Beverly 400 range. It will equip the Beverly 400 and 400 S with the Mitas tyre in size 120/70-16 at the front and 150/70-14 on the rear.
Mitas has announced price increases up to 5 per cent across all its tyre product segments. According to the company, this third price increase is driven by “escalating logistics and raw materials costs in all markets”. The latest price increase takes effect from September 2021 onwards.
The Trelleborg Group has launched a new Mitas-branded excavator tyre. It says the EX-01 is the first Mitas radial for wheeled excavators and features a non-directional tread pattern and reinforced sidewall construction exclusively designed for dual mounting systems.
Trelleborg Group has made a new addition to the Mitas HC (High Capacity) radial tyre portfolio with the introduction of the HC 3000 R. Boasting the largest-ever tyre in the Mitas HC range – the VF 1000/65R32 CFO – the HC 3000 R tyre features Very High Flexion technology and rounded shoulder sections, denoted by the ‘R’ in its name.