The Potenza RE050A is an ultra high-performance tyre incorporating dynamic sporty handling and a quiet, comfortable ride to meet the rigorous demands of prestige vehicle manufacturers.
Runflat tyres (RFT) represent the latest in a long line of safety initiatives being made available today. Safety has become something of a catch cry for a society which has become less accepting of the trauma associated with all manner of accidents. The value of developing and adopting new technologies to keep us safe is well recognised. Furthermore, consumers have demonstrated a willingness to pay a premium for safety features they understand. Just as anti-lock brake systems, traction control, stability control and air bags have trickled down from upper models to base models, the very same is expected of RFT.
Consider the safety advantages offered by Bridgestone RFT. In the event of a sudden deflation, vehicle stability and therefore driver control are significantly increased. The risks associated with changing tyres at the roadside should also not be underestimated. Anybody who has had the misfortune to change a driver's side tyre in peak hour traffic at the side of the road in the Sydney Harbour tunnel knows what its like to feel unsafe. Changing tyres at the side of a narrow highway on sloping ground at night and in driving rain with semi-trailers steaming past at 100km/h is no less disconcerting.
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