Our all-new steer axle tyre for regional use, the RI 151 features an innovative compound that shrugs off harsh weather conditions. On dry, wet or snowy roads, the RI 151 delivers excellent traction and high mileage, plus outstanding ruggedness and durability. The new pattern includes smart Stone Ejectors, raised elements that prevent stones from lodging in the tyres.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
M+S and snowflake symbol
Outstanding all-weather performance.
Innovative 4D-Nano Design enhanced compound
Excellent mileage and enhanced rolling resistance.
New pattern design for steer axles
Superb directional stability in straights and cornering.
Good driving stability.
Robust, durable casing
Outstanding casing quality for long-lasting and superb regrooving and retreading potential.
Hundreds of tiny raised elements help prevent foreign bodies being trapped in the grooves and damaging the tyre.
4D-NANO DESIGN - FALKEN’S INNOVATIVE RESEARCH AND SIMULATION PROGRAM
Pioneering 4D-Nano Design technology enables our engineers to simulate the complex interactions of tyre compound components at the nano-level.
- High-end materials research technology
- Shorter development times
- Simulation of energy loss / heat generation
- Development of groundbreaking tyre compounds with significantly reduced rolling resistance
- In-depth analysis of changes in tyre compound composition throughout tyre life
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm.
This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow.
Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.