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SmarTire Announces Commercial Availability of Motorcycle Product

Company delivers new tire monitoring system to North American distributors

RICHMOND, BC, May 5 -- SmarTire Systems Inc. (OTCBB: SMTR) today announced the commercial availability of SmarTire for Motorcycles and will deliver the first shipments to its U.S. distributors this week. SmarTire for Motorcycles is the latest addition to the Company's family of products designed to meet the specific needs of selected target markets.

SmarTire for Motorcycles is an active tire pressure and temperature monitoring system that provides real-time tire information to the rider while the bike is in motion. At a push of the button, the SmarTire system displays each tire's pressure, temperature and pressure deviation. If the system detects a loss of air pressure or abnormally high tire temperature, an ultra- bright warning light automatically alerts the rider to the condition.

"SmarTire incorporated industry-leading technology to meet the specific needs of the motorcycle market," stated Erwin Bartz, Vice President of Business Development. "SmarTire for Motorcycles features an extremely compact receiver/display module, automatic calibration after installation, and easy to use rider interface. It can be easily installed on most major motorcycle brands at both the OEM or aftermarket levels."

"We are pleased to have secured National Cycle and Nichols Motorcycle Supply as distributors for our product in the U.S. market," stated John Taylor- Wilson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for SmarTire. "These two companies are established market leaders with a network of thousands of dealers across the United States. Canadian dealers can contact SmarTire directly to order products."

SmarTire Systems Inc. develops and markets proprietary tire monitoring systems for the transportation industry worldwide. Incorporated in 1987, SmarTire is a public company with offices in North America and Europe. Additional information can be found at