Bridgestone pushes back the boundaries of performance and tyre life with the R168PLUS, offering vastly superior tear resistance, lower rolling resistance and longer tyre life.
“The new R168PLUS delivers what fleets in regional operations need most today: high casing durability and great mileage potential to reduce Total Tyre Life costs, combined with lower rolling resistance to reduce fuel costs” says Harald Van Ooteghem, Senior Manager, Commercial Marketing Planning, Bridgestone Europe.
The absolute performer
The need for ever-better cost per kilometre performance guided Bridgestone engineers to develop a tyre that is extremely durable, thanks to the high-performance compound and a robust casing construction. The latest reinforced compound technology was integrated in the new R168PLUS, delivering better performance and improved tear resistance. A wider top belt provides better protection against penetrations while the special tread design helps to avoid stone retention and has high resistance against chunking.
Total Tyre Life
The R168PLUS features a robust casing construction, making it ideal for use within a “multiple lives” concept – Total Tyre Life by Bridgestone – with advanced Bandag R168 retreads. This premium Bandag retread not only looks like the new tyre, but also offers outstanding levels of quality, reliability and mileage performance, similar to those of original Bridgestone tyres.
The R168PLUS in size 385/65R22.5 will be available for the replacement and original equipment markets as of October 1st.
About Bridgestone EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
Bridgestone EMEA, with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tyre and rubber company. Bridgestone EMEA operates in more than 60 countries and has over 18200 employees. Across the region it has 14 tyre and tyre related plants, a major R&D Centre and a proving ground. Bridgestone EMEA’s premium tyres are sold in Europe, Middle East, Africa and globally.