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25 years of Michelin radial motorcycle road tyres

Michelin is celebrating 25 years since it launched the first radial motorcycle tyres for use on the road.

Sturdy Trelleborg tyres let families enjoy Majestic rides

If you enjoy being tossed about in midair, the Catch’N Air made by Majestic Rides of New Waterford, Ohio, is for you. The vibrantly painted carousel is a staple of traveling carnivals all over the United States, with eight tubs that go round and round and up and down, as well as some jumps thrown

Goodyear to unveil new coach tyres at IAA

Goodyear is unveiling a new coach tyre programme, which, along with the latest products and other technical developments from the tyre manufacturer, will be shown at the 2012 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany, on stand B22 in Hall 12 from September 20 to 27.

Conti gets ready for winter

At Continental, there is no let-up for the curing presses during the summer months, with factories across Europe currently busy producing winter tyres.

Bridgestone goes up! with Volkswagen

Volkswagen has chosen Bridgestone Ecopia EP25 low-rolling-resistance tyres as standard equipment for the new “up!” city car.

Pirelli strengthens its links to endurance racing

Italian tyre firm Pirelli, the official supplier to Formula One, is delighted to strengthen its links with endurance racing, following the plans announced by series promoter Stephane Ratel at the Spa 24 Hours in Belgium today.

Fisher ready to fly in Finland

Co. Tyrone’s Alastair Fisher and Elfyn Evans will resume their battle in the Pirelli-backed WRC Academy when the competitive series returns after a nine-week break for next week’s Neste Oil Rally Finland (2-4 August).

Michelin High Grip 315/80s last the distance

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.

Fegan Transport switches back to Continental truck tyres

The old adage of “You get what you pay for” has certainly come true for Fegan Transport Ltd, the general haulage company based in County Down.

Continental ContiEcoContact 5 summer tyres show their pedigree

Norwegians Knut Wilthil (52) and Hanrik Borchegrevink (42) have set a new fuel saving record driving a Ford Mondeo on Continental ContiEcoContact 5 summer tyres.

Goodyear discovers soybean oil can reduce use of petroleum in tyres

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today announced a development that could help consumers and the environment by reducing the amount of petroleum-based oil used in tyres, while at the same time, extending tread life.