Apollo Tyres enter two-wheeler tyre segment in India with the unveiling of Acti Series range for bike and scooter applications
Apollo Typres Ltd have announced their entry into Indian two-wheeler market space with the revealing of the Apollo Acti Series tyres. The brand says the new range of rubber for scooters and bikes has been manufactured at their R&D base in Chennai and it will cover 85% of the replacement market in the country.
Alongside providing ‘enjoyable driving experience’, the new Acti Series will allow them to be a full-fledged manufacturer with presence in passenger and commercial vehicle sectors. The major part of Apollo’s decision to venture into the two-wheeler market is due to the flourish in growth and demand from their business partners highlighting the huge potential as approximately over 120 million motorcycles currently running in India.
The Apollo Acti Series has been two years in the making and is designed to suit the wide variety of road conditions existing in the country whilst providing excellent cornering stability along with wet and dry weather performance. Manufactured using new age polymers-based tread compound, the tyres were developed with safety, comfort and tyre grid in mind.
The tubeless and tube-type tyres have been optimally oriented with stress free casing structure and they provide extra protection at the tread and bead surfaces. The new series of tyres will immediately go on sales across the nation and they’ve been designed to cater superior levels of grip.
The actiGRIP R1 and R2 types will have block pattern and the actiZIP R3 comprises directional pattern for rear application of motorcycles. Offering better stability during high-speed braking, the directional pattern is designed for highway applications in dry and wet weather conditions. Also optimised for better grip, the block pattern can be used for urban, highway as well as off-road applications.
The actiSTEER F1, actiZIP F2 and actiZIP F3 are for front-wheel motorcycle applications. The former follows the straight rib pattern while the rest are designed on directional patterns. Besides offering the two-wheeler better, ride, comfort and cornering these tyres are constructed with overtaking in mind as well. For the scooter applications, the Indian company has introduced two directional and as many block patterns. ActiZIP S1 and S2 are for front tyres and the actiGRIP S3 and S4 are for rear tyres.