Motorcycle manufacturer KTM says its 1290 Super Adventure S offers “unmatched sportiness with unrivalled performance,” promising riders a motorcycle “capable of chewing up many miles of varying terrain with untroubled ease.” These miles will be Mitas miles: KTM Sportmotorcycle GmbH has chosen the Mitas Terra Force-R as original equipment tyre for its new 160 hp travel-enduro bike.
Mitas has launched new versions of the Sport Force+ in selected sizes. Riders of hypersport motorcycles who are looking for a road-legal tyre for hobby racing can choose the Mitas Sport Force+ EV, while a new racing soft compound is now available in the form of the Mitas Racing Force+ RS.
Junior fitments are joining the Mitas extreme enduro tyre range. These new sizes have been developed for use on motorcycles with engine displacements of 50cc to 85cc, and Mitas says they “ensure incredible grip and stability in all conditions the rider can face in extreme enduro.” The Trelleborg Group brand adds that the tyres are suitable for riders of all levels of competence, from novices to competitive riders, due to their “excellent handling characteristics and grip.”
Mitas has extended the Terra Force-MX motocross competition tyre range, introduced at the beginning of 2019, to include junior sizes designed for motorcycles from 50cc to 85cc engine displacement. These additional sizes will be available from October.
In response to popular demand, Mitas has reintroduced a number of sizes to its E-07 trail/ adventure range. These will be available alongside the E-07+ in order to give riders in this segment even more choice.
A new Mitas tyre for custom cruiser motorcycles will be unveiled at the EICMA exhibition next month. Called the Custom Force, the tyre aims to tick all the boxes – Mitas says the new addition to its two-wheeler portfolio offers “durability, stability, comfort and an attractive design.”
New Holland Agriculture has selected the PneuTrac from Trelleborg Wheel Systems as a fitment for its new T4 tractor range. The tyres can be specified for New Holland T4 N/F/LP models in sizes VF480/65R28 and VF280/70R18.
A new generation of Mitas enduro and extreme enduro tyres will be unveiled tomorrow. Mitas will present its new Terra Force-EF and Terra Force-EH at Erzbergrodeo, a motorsport event held in Austria between 30 May and 2 June.
Mitas reports that it has signed sponsorship agreements with eight riders competing in the 2018 FIM Speedway Grand Prix, which decides the 73rd FIM Speedway World Championship. The Trelleborg Group company will serve as a tyre sponsor for Jason Doyle (2017 World Champion), Patryk Dudek, Tai Woffinden (2013 and 2015 World Champion), Bartosz Zmarzlik, Emil Sayfutdinov, Matej Žagar, Martin Vaculik and Przemyslaw Pawlicki.
A new Mitas scooter tyre line will be introduced at the EICMA motorcycle trade show in Milan next week. The Touring Force-SC is said to be “ideal for any scooter type” and is available in sizes for 10- to 16-inch rim diameters.
We first encountered PneuTrac at the Agritechnica show four years ago. Back then, Mitas described the combined track and tyre concept as a “revolution” in tyre design, however a spokesperson admitted there was still “some way to go” until a commercial product came to market. Since then we’ve gone some way, and Trelleborg, which acquired Mitas last year, has now announced the launch of a market-ready PneuTrac product.
According to Trelleborg, its Mitas business is now making “concentrated preparations” towards penetrating the radial sport touring tyre segment with a “new concept in radial tyres.” It hasn’t revealed the name of the tyre developed by the Mitas/Trelleborg facility in Kranj, Slovenia, however it says the tyre is intended for use on heavier sport motorcycles that can carry two people and luggage over longer distances.
Spanish off-road motorcycle specialist GasGas has selected the Mitas ET-01 trial tyre as original equipment for two of its new models, the GasGas Trial Contact ES and GasGas Trial School. These are the first GasGas motorcycles fitted with Mitas tyres as original equipment.