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    Default Tyre Of The Future


    Yes, those are 'spoke-like’ connection fins to the inner part of the tyre from the outside tread.
    The next picture shows how odd it looks in motion ...




    Makes you wonder how the ride feels doesn't it? Well, it is fantastic in the extreme!



    These tyres are airless and are scheduled to be out on the market very soon.



    The bad news for Police and other law enforcement is that stinger spikes will not work on these.

    Just think of the impact on existing technology:
    A. No more air valves ...
    B. No more air compressors at Gas stations ...
    C. No more repair kits .....
    D. No more flat tyres ...
    E.. Less expensive and more money in the drivers pocket.


    These are actual pictures taken in the South Carolina plant of Michelin.

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    Looks good, but I saw the same pics years ago. Perhaps its still under production and may well be launched ??

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    these have been in development for several years

    "MICHELIN LETS THE AIR OUT OF FUTURE TIRE INNOVATION
    Michelin announces two fitments for its revolutionary non-pneumatic Tweel™

    DETROIT, M.I. (January 9, 2005) – Today at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Michelin showcased a potential future for mobility, an integrated tire and wheel combination missing one ingredient that is vital for traditional tire performance...air. The company unveiled the first real-world fitments for its revolutionary "Tweel" – which operates entirely without air."

    i had the oppertunity to test a set in 2007 the ride was quite comfortable - but you have no way of adjusting load for heavier payloads full car- holidays etc ...so your options were to have two sets of tyres!!

    0-Large smile ......every time it's driven

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    Quote Originally Posted by deztroyer View Post
    i had the oppertunity to test a set in 2007 the ride was quite comfortable - but you have no way of adjusting load for heavier payloads full car- holidays etc ...so your options were to have two sets of tyres!!
    Wow, I wouldnt have minded a go if I had the chance

    They do look good, think they will be put into play eventually ?

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    look horrid i like the concept tho

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    Wonder how they'd stand up to being kerbed? Interesting idea

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    wonder how they'd stand up to performance cars, might end up looking like that Insignia VXR wheel! lol

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    I wonder what handling is like as opposed to comfort. Looks like a spoof to me but im sure someones checked it out ?

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    ugly..........

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