Monday, November 25, 2013

Non-pneumatic tyres

Core 77 reports: [edited]

Off-road vehicle manufacturer Polaris has announced their new Sportsman WV850, a 'military-grade' ATV kitted out with the NPTs.

"We have seen great success with NPTs in military and disaster relief scenarios," said Dovid Longren, Vice President of the Off-Road Division, "and are excited to bring this technology to the consumer market for extreme work applications."

While it's unlikely your average contractor will need to drive 350 miles after his tyres have sustained ".50 caliber ballistic damage," as Polaris has done in testing, it is nice to know that the NPTs have also been tested for 1,000 trouble-free miles of travel with a three-inch railroad spike jammed into the tread and structural webbing.

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