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Bridgestone introduces run-flat tire for Africa/Mideast replacement market

On May 17, Bridgestone announced the launch of its new Run-Flat Technology tire (RFT), the POTENZA S001 RFT, for the replacement market in the Middle East and Africa. The tires will be available beginning this summer in 16 different sizes, ranging from 16 to 19 inch diameters. Run-Flat Technology tires are designed to provide 80 km distance at 80 km per hour speed after deflation.

POTENZA S001 RFT tires are the latest generation of Bridgestone’s Run-Flat Technology tires, which were first launched in the early 1980s.

The main features of the new POTENZA S001 RFT are: — The use of new side-wall reinforced rubber and COOLING FIN technology, both of which control heat, creating a comfortable ride comparable with POTENZA S001 (non RFT). — It delivers high dimensional dry and wet performance like POTENZA S001. — It is recommended for customers who demand Run-Flat Technology tires for a smoother ride.

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