Falken Tyre’s two new types of regional traffic tyres will make their UK debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show on 26-28 April 2016 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.
Launched in January this year, the RI 151 for the steering axle and BI 851 for the driving axle will be on show, with both tyres targeting 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 are now available in 22 sizes (17.5”, 19.5”, 22.5” inches).