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Sport Force+, the second generation of motorcycle radial tyres from Mitas

Prague, 29 January 2015 – Mitas unveiled Sport Force+, the new generation of radial motorcycle tyre for riders of sport, naked and touring motorcycles. With Sport Force+, Mitas uses a new tread tyre compound based on the latest findings of its research and development unit. Mitas Sport Force+ will be available on global markets starting in February 2015. All sizes of Sport Force+ boast (W) speed index, allowing for speeds of more than 270 km/h (168 mph).

“Sport Force+ is the second generation of radial motorcycle tyres made by Mitas. We have improved the tyre tread compound to get an even more competitive sport on-road tyre,” said Ksenija Bitenc, managing director of Mitas Moto.

The new Sport Force+ radial motorcycle tyres will be available in the following sizes as of February 2015:

FrontRear
120/70 ZR17 (58W) TL150/60 ZR17 (66W) TL
 160/60 ZR17 (69W) TL
 180/55 ZR17 (73W) TL
 190/50 ZR17 (73W) TL

Features & Technologies

The new Sport Force+ tyre is the result of recent development activities, intensive testing and high-end elastomers built into a tyre compound. Sport Force+ boasts superior performances throughout the tyre service life achieved by using Strong Carcass Technology (SCT). Sport Force+ delivers outstanding grip on different road surfaces, temperatures and conditions supported by OGT 3D-Optimum Groove Technology. Sport Force+ riders will appreciate easy and progressive cornering with maximum control and high-speed stability throughout the tyre service life. These characteristics were achieved by a combination of two different technologies, SCT and Finite Element Analyses (FEA), for definition of the tyre footprint.

In the second quarter of 2015, the following new dimensions will complete the range of the Sport Force+ tyre family:

FrontRear
110/70 ZR17 (54W) TL190/55 ZR17 (75W) TL
120/60 ZR17 (55W) TL 
120/65 ZR17 (56W) TL 

MITAS a.s is one of Europe’s leading producers of agricultural tyres. Mitas manufactures and sells tyres under three brand names: the company’s own Mitas and Cultor, and Continental under licence. In addition, MITAS a.s. produces and distributes a wide range of Mitas-branded industrial and motorcycle tyres. MITAS a.s. is a member of ČGS HOLDING a.s. and operates three production plants in the Czech Republic, one in Serbia and one in the USA, and maintains a global sales and distribution network.

Savatech d.o.o. is a European manufacturer of industrial rubber products and tyres. Savatech’s Moto Programme manufactures and sells tyres under the Sava brand name. Following the acquisition of Savatech by ČGS Holding a.s. [the parent company of Mitas] the Sava brand name on Savatech-made tyres will gradually be replaced by the Mitas brand name.