New Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 rolls in

By CARSIFU | 9 May 2017

SEPANG: Goodyear Malaysia has launched its premium Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 tyre that promises to deliver 31% better wear performance and shorter braking distances in both dry and wet conditions.

The new tyre is available in 34 sizes for 17 to 20-inch wheels and, depending on size, it has been priced with GST from RM668 to RM1,820.

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The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 competes in the premium sport segment and is now in its third iteration and is equipped with the American tyre company’s latest tyre technologies to further enhance the performance over its predecessor - the Asymmetric 2.

First is the company’s Grip Booster Technology that makes its treads more sticky and mouldable to uneven road surfaces and Active Braking Technology, which allows the compound to expand under compression to increase the tread’s surface area when under heavy braking.

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It also boasts a new reinforced construction technology that delivers a stronger, lightweight construction to help enhance handling, fuel efficiency and reduced tread wear.

Furthermore, the company claims to have had it tested by DEKRA - an independent German vehicle inspection company based in Berlin, which found that when compared to three other premium tyre brands, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3’s tread wear was lesser.

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Based on its findings, it was projected that the tyre could offer up to 11,500km of extra mileage (or 31% better wear performance) versus average its three competitors.

Additionally, Goodyear also ordered for a benchmark test to be conducted by independent organisation TÜV SÜD - an international service corporation focusing on consulting, testing, certification and training.

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When compared to the three competitors, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 showed to have a 2.6m-shorter braking distance (9% better) on wet roads; a 1.3m-shorter braking distance on dry roads (4% better) and 4% better wet handling.

It was also found that the tyre had 10.9% better rolling resistance compared to the average of its three competitors - putting it in second place among its peers.

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“With its improved grip and braking technology, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 demonstrates Goodyear’s brand promise of offering greater peace of mind, regardless of the destination,” said Goodyear Malaysia’s managing director Ben Hoge.

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