The company's complete product line includes the dB Super E-spec
- the world's first tire to use orange oil to reduce petroleum - as well as tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications.
Japan-based Yokohama Tire Corporation's (Yokohama) (TYO: 5101) eco-friendly dB Super E-spec tyre has received high score in the Tire Rack's recent Real World Road Ride.
According to Mark Chung, YTC director, corporate strategy and planning, 'The Tire Rack test shows that the dB Super E-spec, which introduces new technology in tire materials and design, is noticeably better on all-around performance.
"The eco-focused dB Super E-spec
mixes sustainable orange oil and natural rubber to drastically cut the use of petroleum, without compromising performance," said Yokohama vice president of sales Dan King.
subsidiary, the fuel-saving E-Spec tire features an air permeation suppression film.
"The E-Spec is also a lot lighter and conserves gasoline by reducing rolling resistance by 18 percent.
Specifications Model Name GX25 Type e-SPEC
air-cooled 4-stroke single- cylinder OHC Displacement ([cm.sup.2]) 25 L x W x H (mm) 192x221x230 Outfitted Weight (kg) 3.25 Dry Weight (kg) 2.78 No.