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Michelin Japan Supplies High-Performance Tires as OE for New Toyota GR Yaris

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. recently revealed that the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, a tire designed for use in high-performance cars, has been adopted as OE for Toyota Motor Corp.’s (TYO:7203) new GR Yaris. A flagship model in Michelin’s lineup of sports tires, the Pilot Sport 4S serves to fully draw out the capabilities of the cars it is fitted...

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Bridgestone Tires Selected as OE for 2020 Models of Yamaha’s Super Sports Bikes

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is supplying its Battlax Racing Street RS11 tires as OE for the 2020 models of Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.’s (TYO:7272) YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M super sports bikes, which the automaker unveiled on May 28. A flagship model in Bridgestone’s lineup of road-legal sports tires, the Battlax Racing Street RS11 was designed to provide sporty performance on public roads....

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Toyo Tires Set to Launch New Premium Sports Tire for SUVs

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) recently announced that it will launch the new Proxes Sport SUV tire on June 1. A premium sports tire for SUVs, the new product is being marketed under the company’s global flagship brand Proxes. With this product launch, Toyo Tires is looking to expand its lineup of SUV tires in the Japanese market....

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Sumitomo Rubber to Launch Motorcycle Tire With Improved Sports Performance

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) is set to release the Sportmax Roadsport2, a new sport radial tire for motorcycles, on March 1. The company aims to sell 10,000 of the tires for the first year. On top of the line’s existing sports performance in metrics such as grip, long life and handling, the new tire is designed to add further...

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Sumitomo Rubber Launches New Dunlop Sport Tire for Gymkhana and Circuit Racing

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has this month launched the new S5 version of the Direzza 03G, Dunlop’s sport tire for gymkhana and circuit racing. The company has adopted open pricing for the new tire, which will be available in two sizes. The Direzza 03G is a high-grip tire developed with the goal of taking top prizes at racing and...

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Pirelli Japan Releases Sports Tire With Sidewall Coloring

Pirelli Japan Co. Ltd. has introduced its P Zero Color Edition sports tire with vivid sidewall coloring to the Japanese market. The tire comes in four base colors – red, yellow, white and silver – with other color options available upon request. The P Zero Color Edition sports tire was created to meet the growing demand for personalized tires in...

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