Tyres!,Tyres!,Tyres! That’s all we hear whenever a motorsport driver wins a race they thank the tyres.
But what do we the normal person know about tyres except that they help our Cars, Bikes, bicycles etcetera stick to the road,and Help keep us out of the proverbial ditch of death!
We know you can pay anything from peanuts to a small fortune for some good ones, so I thought I’d take a look at the New BFGoodrich All Terrarin T/AK02 which was Released in The United states last year and set to come to the Europe very soon.
Launched under the Tagline BFGOODRICH® TIRES INTRODUCES ITS TOUGHEST ALL-TERRAIN TIRE
As many of you Know BFGoodrich Created the ALL-TERRARIN tyre in 1976 and have been market leaders ever since,
but what’s so special about This new one I hear you ask?
Well for starters! The BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A® KO2 tire is the first consumer tire to incorporate the company’s race-proven and race-winning CoreGard™ technology that gives it unmatched toughness against sidewall splitting. Compared to the already formidable current KO tire, the new KO2 is 20 percent stronger in this critical off-road performance area1.
The rugged KO2 is also durable, lasting twice as long on gravel roads and 15 percent longer on asphalt, allowing off-road enthusiasts to extend their adventures and working professionals to get more use out of the tire.
In addition, the KO2 improves its already legendary tradition of all-terrain performance with 10 percent greater traction in the mud2 and 19 percent greater traction in the snow4 compared to the previous-generation KO tire.
The KO2 is an all-season tire that will carry the 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol, indicating that it exceeds the Rubber Manufacturer Association’s severe snow traction requirements.
Building on BFG’s long heritage as an innovative all-terrain tiremaker, the KO2 incorporates technology developed and tested through the brand’s legendary off-road motorsports teams that have earned 80 off-road wins at races in the Baja peninsula – by far the most of any other tire brand.
So it’s quite technical! -long lasting!-and very capable on any surface without having to change tyres before tackling the rough with the smooth.
All this equates to a better product for the consumer, by providing a long lasting, durable tyre for any surface with the Benefits below.
Tougher Sidewalls The KO2 uses CoreGard technology developed in the Baja T/A KR2 for split and bruise-resistant sidewall rubber and a thicker, extended shoulder to prevent sidewall failures. Computer modeling was used to predict object paths and create a sidewall design most likely to deflect protruding objects, reducing the chances of splits and snags. The result is a tougher tire as consumers take on trails of various conditions.
Longer Treadlife: The KO2 has a new tread design and rubber formulation that helps it last twice as long on gravel and 15 percent longer on asphalt than the previous tire. The tread rubber has been optimally blended to reduce chips and tears on gravel. A new footprint shape and interlocking tread design provide more uniform wear over the long haul. Special stone ejectors push objects out of the tread to reduce drilling into the tire.
Aggressive Traction: The KO2 also has a range of tread features for better mud and snow traction. Side-Biter lugs in the sidewall improve traction in mud, snow and rocks. Raised bars in the shoulder help release compacted mud for better traction in soft soil. 3-D sipes create biting edges for better snow traction.