Unveils Next-Generation Mud-Terrain T/AKM Concept Tire
With the unveiling of the
BFGoodrich® Mud Terrain T/AKM
concept tire, BFGoodrich Tires is taking tire design to the consumer.
In a truly unique approach,
BFGoodrich Tires is using consumers to test the Mud-Terrain's
feasibility both in terms of form and function, using consumer surveys
at numerous off-road motorsports and trade show events to gauge
reactions to the design and provide consumers a voice in the tire's
Designed to fit a 22-inch wheel, the Mud-Terrain T/A®KM concept
tire (size: LT335/55R22) addresses the growing trend of larger wheel
diameters, both in the original equipment and the replacement tire
markets, and features an aggressive, performance-oriented tread pattern
that resonates with the tire marketplace.
"Our ongoing commitment to the people who ride on our tires continues
to focus on providing products that drivers want and bringing the best
possible equipment to market," said Gary Enterline, light-truck
category manager for BFGoodrich Tires. "While we are evaluating all of
our feedback, our goal is, and always will be, to only introduce a new
design if it is what our customers want and if it can perform better
than the previous version."
The concept Mud-Terrain T/AKM tire features a
massive 12-inch-wide tread pattern that is one of the largest light
truck treads the brand has ever produced. The concept tire includes
BFGoodrich's proprietary TriGardTM sidewall construction, which
features three heavy-duty plies and an extremely capable, go-anywhere
tread design. The tire also features DiggerLugz™ technology, giving it
the ability to power through the most difficult terrain and conditions
in the world and leave the competition literally eating its dust.
The Mud-Terrain T/A®KM tire is known as the
premier do-it-all, mud-eating, terrain-taming king of off-road tires.
One of the most influential products in the off-road world, the Mud
Terrain T/AKM tire has dominated off-road motorsports since
its inception in 1980. The tire's pedigree includes running the
punishing Baja 1000, multiple championships in the ultra-competitive
Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR) series and being one of the first
tires used in professional rock crawling competitions. Incorporating
advanced engineering concepts and design elements gleaned from
18-consecutive Baja 1000 victories, the Mud-Terrain T/A®KM
tire is built to perform where others cannot and is equally at home in
the most extreme of terrains or on local streets.
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