Amazing as it may seem, 75 per cent of accidents occur on straight roads while six out of ten accidents happen in cities and at low speeds.
Michelin has continued the roll-out of its most significant new truck and coach tyre in a decade with a three day, 13-stop tour of ATS Euromaster centres around the UK.
Michelin has launched the new Power Pure SC dual-compound radial scooter tyre, which is available in two sizes (120/70 R 15 and 160/60 R 15) to suit large capacity scooters such as BMW’s C 600 Sport and C 650 GT, and the Yamaha T-Max 530.
Michelin is reminding motorists that new European tyre labelling regulations will come into force from 1 November next.
Michelin has introduced a new tyre range, Energy Saver +, that is designed to cut the amount of fuel a car uses. The new range is calculated to reduce fuel consumption by 200 litres for every 45,000kms travelled compared with a tyre that meets the minimum performance level defined in new European tyre labelling regulations.
Michelin is celebrating 25 years since it launched the first radial motorcycle road tyres by attending the regular monthly ‘Streetfighter Night’ at the Ace Café in London, on Friday 7 September, with ex 250 and 500cc world champion, Freddie Spencer.
Since the first tyre rolled off the production line on 3 December 1969, Michelin Tyre PLC has remained a bedrock of Northern Ireland’s business landscape. Today, the company celebrates the production of the 30 millionth tyre at its Ballymena factory, which is the only truck tyre manufacturing site in Ireland.
An Ascot-based agricultural contractor is seeing the benefits of getting out in the field earlier to do slurry work without damaging subsoil, thanks to Michelin’s XeoBib and CargoXBib flotation tyres.
Michelin is celebrating 25 years since it launched the first radial motorcycle tyres for use on the road.
Northallerton-based Prestons of Potto is seeing the direct benefits of a move from 295/80 R 22.5 drive axle tyres to 315/80 R 22.5 fitments, after the highest mileage tractor unit in an initial 20-vehicle trial clocked-up 524,137 km before its Michelin XDN2 Grip drive tyres needed replacing.
At a time when European tyre labelling legislation means that manufacturers have to display their tyre grades, Michelin is reaffirming its commitment to delivering the best performance balance in each of its tyre ranges.