Apollo Tyres’ next-generation truck tyre delivers improved efficiency and durability

28-09-2023 Truck & Bus

Apollo Tyres has launched the second generation of its EnduRace RA 2 truck tyre for regional transport, introducing a new tread design and uprated materials to deliver enhanced all-season grip and handling, lower rolling resistance and improved durability. Available in 315/70 size for 22.5-inch rims, the tyre has been comprehensively re-engineered to deliver an average 5% increase in mileage*.

The EnduRace RA 2, which has been developed and manufactured in Europe, features a compact new tread design with a wider contact area than its predecessor. The revised compound has improved abrasion properties, while the modified bead construction and the integration of low hysteresis material on the high-stress region of the tyre provide protection against deformation under load.

Compared to the company’s first-generation ‘RA’ tyre, the new EnduRace RA 2 delivers a 10% reduction in rolling resistance* and 1dB lower average road noise, while also offering a 10% improvement in traction.

The EnduRace RA 2 is the latest product to feature Apollo Tyres’ ‘Invisible Groove Technology’, an innovative groove pattern incorporating ‘Multi-Edge’ shoulder blocks that delivers enhanced grip, traction, and durability throughout the lifespan of the tyre. It also facilitates superior handling across a range of challenging surfaces, such as snow, and the tyre’s severe weather capabilities have been certified with the ‘three-peak mountain snowflake’ mark.

John Nikhil Joy, Cluster Director Europe – Truck & Bus Tyres at Apollo Tyres, said: “We launched the first generation of the EnduRace RA in 2021; since then, the tyre has grown in popularity among medium- and long-distance hauliers across Europe. Meanwhile, we have stepped up our investment in truck tyre research and development, which has been guided by direct feedback from our customers. That has enabled us to accelerate the introduction of innovations in design and materials – the result is a new RA product that stands apart in this highly competitive segment.”

The new EnduRace RA 2 will be launched later this month.

Please find the official product launch video here: https://youtu.be/RQXAlibUX84

* Data based on internal testing against predecessor EnduRace RA in development size 315/70 R22.5 



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