From January 2016, Falken Tyre Europe will have two new types of regional traffic tyres in its product range; the RI 151 for the steering axle and BI 851 for the driving axle. Both tyres target exceptional mileage performance with even wear.
Top class directional stability, stable braking on wet, dry or snow-covered roads, as well as high traction were targets when developing this new commercial vehicle tyre. In order to develop the optimal fuel-saving rubber compound, the Japanese tyre engineers used 4D Nano simulation technology. This powerful simulation tool offers the ability to analyse the effects of compound and construction on tyre performance at sub-nano level. For example, Falken was able to identify how and where heat would be generated and how to minimise it. This is crucial as temperature build up results in higher rolling resistance which ultimately reduces fuel economy.
In order to meet the increasing demands in freight transport, both new tyres also have excellent all-weather properties and can be used all year round. Practically all sizes are marked with the M+S Symbol, as well as with the snowflake symbol (3-Peak-Mountain-Snow Flake, 3PMSF).
The quality carcass can be retreaded and retro-fitted, which guarantees low operating costs and excellent operating economy.
The new regional traffic tyres will be available from the beginning of 2016 in 22 sizes (17.5”, 19.5”, 22.5” inches).
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About Falken Tyre Europe
The Falken Tyre Europe GmbH is the European affiliate of the Japanese tyre manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., with about 23,000 employees it's the seventh largest tyre manufacturer worldwide. From its location in Offenbach/Main, the company markets and sells a complete tyre portfolio for passenger cars, trucks, pick-ups and SUVs as original equipment and for the entire European retrofitting market. All Falken products comply with the ISO standards 9001, 16949 and 14001. Developed and tested in the world’s most demanding racing series, the Falken tyres provide the maximum of individual driving enjoyment – at outstanding value for money. Further information under: http://www.falkentyre.com
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