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BFGoodrich Tires Introduces Its Toughest All-Terrain Tire in the Region

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DUBAI, UAE -- November 24, 2015:

New All-Terrain T/AŽ KO2 is The Most Capable 4X4 Tyre Ever Built For "Playground Earth" 


BFGoodrichŽ Tyres, the company that created the first all-terrain tyre in 1976, is set to launch its most advanced 4X4 tyre ever, with the new All-Terrain T/AŽ KO2 tyre for off-road enthusiasts in the Africa and Middle East region.

As compared to the already formidable KO Tyres, the newly launched All-Terrain T/AŽ KO2, is 20 percent stronger in critical off-road performance, durable, lasting twice as long on gravel roads and 15 percent longer on asphalt. The All-Terrain T/AŽ KO2 also improves its already legendary tradition of performance with 10 percent greater traction in mud.

"BFGoodrich is delighted to bring to its customers, a game-changer that will take on anything that 'Playground Earth' has to offer," said Pierre Granzotto, General Manager for Passenger Cars and Vice President for Michelin AIM (Africa, India & Middle East). "Thirty-eight years ago, BFGoodrich launched a tyre that created the all-terrain category that earned 80 off-road wins at races in the Baja peninsula -by far the most of any other tyre brand. While the original KO, defined the all-terrain tyre category for decades, the new All-Terrain KO2 is designed as a tyre that will pose no boundaries for drivers taking on a new world of adventures."

The new All-Terrain T/AŽ KO2 borrows heavily from the BFGoodrichŽ Baja T/AŽ KR2 tyre, which was equipped on nine of the top 10 finishers in the 2014 Tecate SCORE Baja 500.

Key features of the All-Terrain T/AŽ KO2 include:-

  • Tougher sidewalls: It uses CoreGard technology and bruise-resistant sidewall rubber and a thicker, extended shoulder to prevent sidewall failures.
  • Longer tread life: It All-Terrain T/AŽ KO2 has a new tread design and rubber formulation that helps it last twice as long on gravel. The tread rubber has been optimally blended to reduce chips and tears on gravel.
  • Aggressive traction: It also has a range of tread features for better mud traction. Side-Biter lugs in the sidewall improve traction in mud and rocks.

The product is planned to be launched in 42 dimensions for Africa & Middle East, out of which 30 dimensions are available as of November 2015, fitting a large range of 4X4 vehicle models from the stable of vehicle manufacturers such as Toyota, Nissan, General Motors, Jeep, among others.