Michelin announced the next generation of its most popular heavy truck tyre range for short to medium distance transport companies; the MICHELIN X MULTI regional tyre. Official testing has shown the next-generation fitments deliver 15 to 20 per cent more mileage than the current MICHELIN X MultiWay 3D series, at no extra cost.
Designed to blend the lowest cost per kilometre with outstanding grip in all weather conditions – from the first millimetre of tread to the last – the new tyres will initially be available from April in four key fitments: 315/70 R 22.5 all-position and drive tyres and 385/55 R 22.5 steer and trailer tyres. The X MULTI™ range will be expanded with the launch of 295/60 R 22.5 and 315/60 R 22.5 X MULTI D in September 2017 and then the 315/70 R 22.5 X MULTI D Remix early in 2018.
Innovation is at the heart of Michelin’s product development and this new range of tyres incorporates the latest technologies of REGENION, INFINICOIL, POWERCOIL™ and CARBION ™, which all help deliver extra value and performance to hauliers. Fleet and tyre management will also be simplified as a result of an RFID chip integrated into each MICHELIN X MULTI tyre. As ‘connected tyres’ this new range will offer access to a number of digital services, enabling individual tyre identification, improved fleet and stock management, and improved traceability of operations.
technology is a new generation of lighter, yet more robust steel cables which means that the tyre is lighter but with no loss of strength or endurance.
is a continuous steel wire – which can be as long as 400 metres – wrapped around the tyre to provide it with greater stability throughout its lifetime, giving the tyre more robustness and durability.
technology features self-regenerating tread blocks which include hidden grooves that appear as the tread wears to maintain grip, traction and safety throughout the tyre’s life.
is a material resulting from an innovative mixing process in which certain tread components are mixed when in a liquid state, resulting in a more uniform material. This material increases the mileage performance of the tyre and improves its rolling resistance to allow fuel savings.
Like all of Michelin’s heavy truck tyres, the MICHELIN X MULTI™ range is constructed using Michelin’s renowned high-quality casing which means it can be regrooved and is retreadable using the MICHELIN REMIX® process. This offers operators a way to further save costs by getting the full use of the tyre in terms of the available tread rubber and the casing – both of which help improve the overall environmental performance of the tyre.