Hercules releases new all-season UHP and touring tires

Hercules releases new Roadtour tires. | © Hercules Tires

Hercules releases new all-season UHP and touring tires

Hercules Tires has added two new tire lines in time for summer, having released the new Ironman iMOVE Gen2 AS entry-level all-season UHP tire and a mid-range all-season touring tire, the Roadtour 655 MRE.

New sizes and enhanced tread life

The Ironman iMOVE Gen2 AS promises a new wear-resistant compound for improved tread life compared to its popular predecessor, the iMove, as well as an asymmetric tread design for enhanced traction and responsive handling.

It will also come in 61 sizes – 22 of them new ones that were not covered by the original iMove lineup. Hercules Tire vice president of marketing Jedd Emans said 50 sizes are now available in the U.S. and will be introduced to the market as iMOVE inventories are exhausted, with the rest slated for availability late this year.

“We did a great job of balancing the new features of the iMOVE Gen2 AS with those that made its predecessor so popular,” said Emans. “The popularity of our Ironman brand is taking off because it capably meets the demand for economically priced tires with good quality and appealing aesthetics.”

The iMOVE Gen2 AS line consists of 61 T-, H-, V- and W-rated sizes, covering 14- to 22-inch wheel diameters.


Ironman iMOVE Gen2 AS

iMOVE Gen2 AS features

• An asymmetric tread design that provides enhanced traction and responsive handling in wet and dry conditions
• New generation, wear-resistant compound that improves durability for extended tread life
• Enhanced tread block geometry and siping placement to increase grip and minimize road noise
• Improved pressure distribution, which promotes even wear and extended tread life
• Circumferential and longitudinal grooves that maximize water evacuation to minimize hydroplaning risk

Read more about sizes and specifications on the website.

Better traction, greater fuel economy

Compared to its predecessor, Hercules says the Roadtour 655 MRE offers heightened traction, greater fuel efficiency, increased mileage expectations and a quieter, more comfortable ride.

The Hercules Roadtour 655 MRE is available in 31 sizes – seven on them new – which cover 14- to 18-inch rim diameters.

“We are excited to be able to offer the Roadtour 655 MRE,” Emans said. “The original Roadtour 655 has been a bestseller since it came on the market in 2009. We built upon its success with the Roadtour 655 MRE by updating the tread design and making it lighter in weight. This tire will offer an excellent ride for an exceptional value.”

Roadtour 655 MRE features

• Thin-gauge siping: 33 percent narrower than standard-gauge siping, the micro sipes offer the same flexibility while delivering greater contact with the road for better traction
• Zig-zag siping: a design that creates more biting edges and reduces lateral movement for less sway and improved handling
• Optimized pitch sequence: an updated four-pitch sequence that allows for an increased number of lateral grooves, improving traction without increasing noise levels
• Enhanced Profile Shape: an updated profile design that optimizes surface contact with the road for maximum traction and tread life

Read more about sizes and specifications on the website.

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