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Dunlop to become th official tyre for Monster Energy Supercorss till 2021

Posted: December 28, 2016 at 11:54 am   /   Automotive, International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

Dunlop Motorcycle Tyres has a long history with the Monster Energy AMA Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series. Dunlop, the longest-running sponsor of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, has a total of 143 titles in AMA SX and MX—more than any other motorcycle tyre company combined. This rich history reaches another high point in 2017 as […]

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Bridgestone announces two new aircraft tyre manufacturing plants in Thailand.

Posted: December 28, 2016 at 11:20 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS, Tyre Industry

Bridgestone Corporation will construct two new manufacturing plants for aircraft tyres in Thailand. One plant will produce new aircraft tyres, while the second plant will produce retread aircraft tyres. The Japanese tyre company will pour in US 150 million to build the plants, which are scheduled to commence production in December 2019. Bridgestone Group has […]

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Pirelli announces tyre compounds for F1 Australia.

Posted: December 28, 2016 at 11:17 am   /   Automotive, International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

Pirelli has announced the tyre compounds that will be used for the opening two races of the 2017 Formula 1 season, with the Ultrasoft compound being utilised for the first time in Australia. Teams will also have the use of the Soft and Supersoft for the race around Albert Park, a step softer than in […]

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Kawasaki Ninja 300 2017 model launched in USA.

Posted: December 28, 2016 at 11:14 am   /   Automotive, International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

The Kawasaki Ninja 300 has been introduced in its 2017 avatar for the United States. The standard trim remains unchanged but the Winter Test Edition gains a wider rear tyre and a few cosmetic changes. The powertrain is the same parallel twin 296 cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled mill coupled to a 6 speed gearbox and assist […]

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Taiwanese tyre market to surpass US$1.2 billion by 2021.

Posted: December 28, 2016 at 11:05 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

According to a recently published TechSci Research report, “Taiwan Tire Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2011 – 2021,” tire market in Taiwan is forecast to surpass $1.2 Billion by 2021, owing growing automobile production to cater domestic as well as foreign market, coupled with favourable tax policies, and expanding automobile fleet size in the country. Presence […]

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JK Tyre to hold Board of Directors meeting to vote for issue of securities to raise funds.

Posted: December 28, 2016 at 11:05 am   /   National, NEWS, Reader's Choice

JK Tyre & Industries announced that a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company will be held on 28 December 2016. The meeting will be held “for considering raising of funds by issue of securities, convertible/non-convertible, with or without warrant by way of public and/or private offerings and/or qualified institutions placement or any […]

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Korean Ministry of Environment announces new policy on tyres.

Posted: December 28, 2016 at 9:57 am   /   International, NEWS

The Korean Ministry of Environment has announced that domestic and overseas tyre manufacturers will be obliged to indicate the noise level of their products from 2019. The policy announced in Korea on Monday follows the E.U. standards as well, the ministry said, and will be applied to tyres on passenger vehicles starting in 2019, and […]

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Subaru Impreza 2017 to have Firestone FT140 as OE.

Posted: December 28, 2016 at 9:23 am   /   Automotive, Editor's Choice, International, NEWS, Tyre Industry

The Firestone FT140 grand touring all-season radial has been confirmed as an OE fitment on the 2017 Subaru Impreza four- and five-door sedan, according to Bridgestone Americas Inc. Subaru will use the FT140 in size 206/50R17 on the 2.0i Limited Sedan and 2.0i Limited 5-Door versions of the new Impreza, certain models of which are […]

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Michelin to use embedded wireless technology in MotoGP 2017

Posted: December 28, 2016 at 8:56 am   /   Automotive, International, NEWS, Reader's Choice, Tyre Industry

Michelin and the Grand Prix commission have officially announced that they will introduce embedded wireless technology in tyres for the upcoming MotoGP season. Michelin is the official supplier for MotoGP tyres for all the competing bikes. Not much was disclosed on how the technology will function. Going by wireless technology, it seems a sensor in […]

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Onkar Kanwar releases his Autobiography – The Man Behind The Wheel.

Posted: December 19, 2016 at 9:53 am   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, National, NEWS

From the set-up of one of the leading Tyre brands in the world to personal details of his life, Onkar Kanwar has bared it all in his biography titled “The Man Behind The Wheel.” The book, written by author Tim Bouquet, is a dynamic narration of Kanwar and describes how he turned Apollo a global […]

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