Tour 4.0 Plus
Hercules introduced the Hercules Tour 4.0 Plus all-season tire; it bears the M + S symbol on the side wall, indicating that it is suitable for use on wet, dry and lightly snowy road surfaces. The asymmetrical tread pattern of the tire includes cross-block sipes that improve handling in difficult weather conditions; a compound with a high quartz content enhances wet grip without reducing tread life, while a layer of nylon increases ride stability.
Tour 4.0 Plus tires are available in 10 sizes ranging from 14 to 16 inches, with 15 more sizes coming in 2011.
Weather Control A001
Dynamic performance all year round
The A001 has been developed for specific European regions with moderate climates and wet, light winters such as the UK, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, northern France, western Germany and Denmark. The new Bridgestone A001 is designed to give drivers in these regions a confident, safe driving experience all year round.
The tyre is dynamic and easy to drive thanks to excellent front-rear balance, stable cornering and strong traction in both wet and dry. On wet roads, the specially designed lens-shaped blocks ensure smooth water evacuation with low water turbulence, reducing the risk of hydroplaning. With the A001 drivers don't have to worry if winter does strike. The pattern's high-density siping has plenty of edge effect, for confident handling and braking on cold, frozen and snowy roads. Where summer tyres fail to perform, the A001 takes motorists safely into cold and more challenging winter conditions. Bridgestone has also tuned the tread pattern for low noise and optimum road contact in all surface conditions.
- All-weather Silica compound ensures dynamic, confident handling all year round, while balancing dry performance and tyre life
- Specially designed lens shape water evacuation blocks for reduced risk of hydroplaning
- High-grip sipes provide superior braking response even on cold and frozen roads