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Three new tyres of Falken’s secondary brand Sumitomo Tyres

Since the end of 2017, Falken has been selling the secondary brand Sumitomo Tyres. The current product portfolio consists of the passenger car and SUV summer tyre BC100 and the SL727, a summer tyre especially developed for vans and light trucks. The WT200 is available for use in wintry conditions, which was as well designed for the passenger car and SUV segment. The three models were presented at The Tire Cologne for the first time.

According to company information, the Japanese tyre engineers focused on safety and performance when developing the Sumitomo SUV and passenger car tyre BC100. The asymmetric tread design with five tread ribs is to provide directional stability, shorter braking distances, and steering precision on dry roads. The high-volume longitudinal grooves, which are combined with bended central tread grooves, increase resistance to aquaplaning and are to increase wet safety and control. (akl)

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Maxxis Product launch of Victra Sport 5

During The Tire Cologne Maxxis introduced the new Victra Sport 5. As Tobias Herzberg, Brand Manager at Maxxis, explained, it was considered to be a totally new development. This meant that the tyre disposed of a new carcass construction and rubber compound. It was supposed to replace the Victra Sport–VS-01 step-by-step. Although the Victra Sport 5 was already presented, it would only be available as of summer season 2019.

    • English Section, Sommerreifen, Maxxis

The Tire Cologne

Drei neue Reifen der Falken-Zweitmarke Sumitomo Tyres

Seit Ende 2017 vertreibt Falken die Zweitmarke Sumitomo Tyres. Das aktuelle Produktportfolio besteht aus dem Pkw- und SUV-Sommerreifen BC100 und dem SL727, einem Sommerreifen speziell für Transporter und Leicht-Lkw. Für den Einsatz im Winter ist der WT200 erhältlich, der ebenfalls für das Pkw- und SUV-Segment entwickelt wurde. Erstmals vorgestellt wurden die drei Modelle auf der The Tire Cologne.

    • Sumitomo, Reifen, Messen, Falken, The Tire Cologne

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Pirelli Cinturato Winter: Setting sights on broad market segment

Pirelli completes the range of its product family Cinturato: After launching the summer tyre P7, the Cinturato Winter follows, which was developed for passenger cars of the middle class. The brand, which is considered to be a dominant active player in the prestige segment and in original equipment business, hopes that it will increase its market share in the replacement market.

    • English Section, Reifen

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Dunlop: SUV variation of Sport Maxx RT 2

Dunlop is presenting a SUV version of the Sport Maxx RT 2. Engineers tried to realise a balanced pressure distribution for the whole tyre contact area and aimed at optimizing cornering and steering performance at higher speed. A tread compound of the latest generation newly developed for the Sport Maxx RT 2 SUV also consists of traction resin.

    • English Section, Reifen