Bridgestone’s Duravis R002 Show its Wet Weather Capabilities in TÜV SÜD Test


The Duravis R002, Bridgestone’s tyres designed for all types of fleet vehicles, deliver best-in-class performance in the wet. This is proven by tests performed by TÜV SÜD.

Duravis R002 from Bridgestone Shines in the Wet

In benchmark tests that examined wet braking and lateral wet grip performance, Bridgestone’s Duravis R002 showed significant improvement from its predecessor, the R001,and outperformed its competitors.


Developed and tested in partnership with 17 fleets across 13 countries, the Duravis R002 tyres were engineered to perform year-round on a variety of road conditions. This resulted in the tyres – which are winter ready, with 3PMSF markings – receiving a best-in-class ‘A’ grade on steer in wet grip. And now the renowned independent testing institute, TÜV SÜD, has found the Duravis R002 also delivers best-in-class performance in wet conditions.

TÜV SÜD tests compared Bridgestone Duravis R002 alongside Continental’s Hybrid HS3/HD3, Goodyear’s Kmax S/D Gen-2 and Michelin’s X MultiWay 3D XZE/XDE. The Bridgestone tyre outperformed its competitors in both lateral wet grip (with a mean lateral acceleration on wet circle of 3.18 m/s2) and in wet braking - with a braking distance of just 24.9 metres.

The best-in-class performances in the wet demonstrate an additional benefit in terms of safety for all road users in rainy weather conditions.

Commenting on the test results was Steven De Bock, Vice President Commercial Business Unit, Bridgestone EMIA: “The Duravis R002 was engineered with modern day fleet challenges in mind. Cost and environmental pressures will always be front of mind for fleet managers, and we’re very proud to say that our tyres help to address those concerns. But safety will always be paramount – particularly in challenging road conditions.

"To hear that TÜV SÜD found the Duravis R002 to offer best-in-class wet performance is a great recognition for a tyre that has been designed to help fleets lower their operational costs while keeping them going and safe in challenging conditions.”

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


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