Goodyear aims Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 at China market

LE MANS (France): Goodyear announced here on Monday that it will launch the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 tyre in China and surrounding regions.

The tyre will go on sale in August.

Goodyear described the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 as an ultra-high-performance tyre. It said the tyre provides excellent grip in the dry and wet, sporty handling and lower noise emissions.

As is standard with all tyre companies, Goodyear claims it uses proprietary technology that makes its tyres better than those of its rivals.

The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 is said to employ the company's "Dry Contact Plus Technology" to improve its dry performance. It features an adaptative contact patch and optimised cavity shape to adapt to load variations.

This helps to guarantee tyre stability and steering precision even on a rough road at high speeds, giving the driver more grip and reactivity to extreme maneuvers, said Goodyear.


The new tyre is also said to have better performance in the wet through what its maker attributes to "Wet Braking Pro Technology". The cap compound with a new resin allows the tyre to have more micro-contact and improved wet braking and handling on damp or wet roads.

The tyre also has lower rolling resistance to help fuel consumption and increase the electric range.

According to Goodyear, the tyre has a noise cancelling pattern resulting in sound reductions.

The thinner sipe design on central ribs promises lower noise generation, and the radial chamfered groove helps to further dampen noise frequencies.

Additionally, the tyre is lighter and its aerodynamic sidewall shape lowers turbulence and airflow around the tyre and the side of the vehicle to offer a quiet and comfortable ride, said Good year.

Goodyear Greater China managing director Justin Foley said the company has worked with Le Mans "to accumulate extensive experience and technology, which we have applied to the development of Goodyear's new Eagle series products.

"The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 offers significant improvements in handling and noise cancelling ... providing consumers with superior tyres."
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