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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2: more versatility, increased performance

New tyres Published the 30/09/2015 by Julien Taillandier

BFGoodrich is launching a new tyre directly derived from race proven technologies. Highly ambitious, the K02 is presented as being a very versatile tyre. Not unlike the Michelin CrossClimate, a tyre recently launched by the French group.

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2, a more versatile 4x4 tyre More versatility and increased performance for the new BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 4x4 tyre - Copyright © : Michelin

Tar, stones, dirt, mud, gravel, snow... the scope of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 is impressive and perfectly in line with how vans and/or all-terrain vehicles may be used.

 

Longer tread life, increased performance

Developed for the general public, this tyre remains suitable for aggressive on and off road use. Indeed, BFGoodrich claims this tyre is developed for drivers using their vehicle in the toughest conditions whether for leisure or professional activities.

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2, a 4x4 tyreCopyright © : Michelin
Compared with the  All-Terrain T/A KO it replaces, the KO2 improves its performance in certain areas. 

Its longevity is 15 % longer on asphalt, and above all, twice as long on gravel. A result obtained thanks to a rubber that is optimally blended to reduce scuffing and tears on the tread.
Off-road driving enthusiasts will also appreciate the 10 percent more traction in mud and 19 percent more traction in snow.




Discover the BFGoodrich KO2 on video: 

Engineered from race-proven technology, for more resistance

The KO2 features CoreGard technology tested and proven during the famous Mexican Baja race which is characterised by its rough, demanding layout. This solution significantly improves the tyre’s resistance to splits and snags, particularly in sensitive areas of the tyre (sidewalls and shoulders). Compared to its predecessor, the KO2’s sidewall is 20 percent stronger.

 

Suitable for snow!

Like the Michelin CrossClimate, this tyre offers a confident drive in summer and also carries the 3PMSF symbol (3 Peak Montain SnowFlake). This acronym is proof of the KO2’s winter capabilities, making it ideal for countries or regions where winter equipment is required.

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2, a summer and winter tyreCopyright © : Michelin

 

The KO2 will be available on the market from July 2015 in 7 different sizes:

LT225/75R16 115/112 S 
LT245/75R16 120/116 S 
LT265/65R18 117/114 R 
LT265/70R17 121/118 S 
LT265/75R16 119/116 R 
LT285/70R17 121/118 R 
LT285/75R16 116/113 R

New dimensions will be added by October 2015 when new sizes are launched:

30X9.50R15 LT 104 S 
31X10.50R15 LT 109 S 
32X11.50R15 LT 113 R 
35X12.50R15 LT 113 Q 
LT215/65R16 103/100 S 
LT235/75R15 104/101 S 
LT265/70R16 121/118 S 
LT275/70R16 119/116 S 
LT225/65R17 107/103S 
LT235/85R16 120/116S 
LT245/75R17 121/118S 

And the last wave will be released at the beginning of 2016:

33X12.50R15LT 108 R 
LT215/70R16 100/97 R 
LT215/75R15 100/97 S 
LT225/70R16 102/99 R 
LT235/70R16 104/101 S 
LT245/65R17 111/108 S 
LT245/70R16 113/110 S 
LT245/70R17 119/116 S 
LT255/55R18 109/105 R 
LT255/70R16 120/117 S 
LT265/60R18 119/116S 
LT265/65R17 120/117 S 
LT315/70R17 121/118 S