BFGoodrich Tires, the company that created the first all-terrain tyre in 1976, has launched its most advanced light truck tyre ever with the new All-Terrain T/A KO2 tyre and it’s available in New Zealand.
Engineered from BFGoodrich’s championship off-road motorsports racing technology, the KO2 delivers exceptional toughness, durability and traction for traversing harsh conditions, including gravel, dirt, rock, mud and snow. The new KO2 will give you the confidence to take on the toughest challenges for work or play.
The BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tyre is the first consumer tyre to incorporate the company’s race-proven and race-winning CoreGard™ technology that gives it unmatched toughness against sidewall splitting. Compared to the already formidable current KO tyre, the new KO2 is 20% stronger in this critical off-road performance area.
The KO2 is also durable, lasting twice as long on gravel roads and 15% longer on asphalt, allowing off-roaders to get more use out of the tyre.
The KO2 improves its already legendary tradition of all-terrain performance with 10% greater traction in mud and 19% greater traction in snow compared with the previous generation KO tyre.
Building on BFGoodrich’s long heritage as an innovative all-terrain tyremaker, the KO2 incorporates technology developed and tested through the brand’s legendary off-road motorsports teams that have earned 80 off-road wins at races in the Baja peninsula – by far the most of any other tyre brand.
• Tougher Sidewalls: The KO2 uses CoreGard™ technology developed in the Baja T/A® KR2 for split and bruise-resistant sidewall rubber and a thicker, extended shoulder to prevent sidewall failures. Computer modeling was used to predict object paths and create a sidewall design most likely to deflect protruding objects, reducing the chances of splits and snags. The result is a tougher tire as consumers take on trails of various conditions.
• Longer Treadlife: The KO2 has a new tread design and rubber formulation that helps it last twice as long on gravel and 15 percent longer on asphalt than the previous tire. The tread rubber has been optimally blended to reduce chips and tears on gravel. A new footprint shape and interlocking tread design provide more uniform wear over the long haul. Special stone ejectors push objects out of the tread to reduce drilling into the tire.
• Aggressive Traction: The KO2 also has a range of tread features for better mud and snow traction. Side-Biter lugs in the sidewall improve traction in mud, snow and rocks. Raised bars in the shoulder help release compacted mud for better traction in soft soil. 3-D sipes create biting edges for better snow traction.
If you’d like to learn more about this tyre please call your local Advantage Tyres store to discuss.