Carlstar Group Add 489 XD and Dura Trail Tyres to Its Powersports Tyre Range


Adding two new tyres to its Powersports Line, Powersports Product Manager, Todd Hinson added that “these tyres are ideal candidates for workhorse Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs) that need a proven tyre with additional load carrying capacity, as well as increased traction and durability.”

Sturdy Tyres Suit Demanding Applications

Starting with the 489 XD, the tyre has a robust bias construction, making it suitable for demanding applications. The V-shaped lug design maintains a smooth ride while offering good clean-out characteristics. Todd explained, “We have taken the proven 489 tread pattern and developed it into an 8 ply rated carcass, coupled with additional tread depth to create a product that exceeds today's needs in the UTV market.”

With the Dura Trail, the tyre has a radial 8 ply option to offer heightened performance and durability over OE tyres, explains Rhett Turpin, Director of Powersports Sales at the Carlstar Group. Suitable for utilitarian needs, the radial carcass design delivers a comfortable trail-complaint ride. The rubber compound and overlapping tread pattern also provide a smooth, comfortable ride.

About the author

Adrian, located in Madrid, is joining the editorial team as a correspondent for the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group. Before starting in 2020 for Commercial Tyre Business, Adrian graduated with an English degree before working within marketing and recruitment in the non-profit sector. Recently he changed direction, undertaking a course in Marketing and International Business as a means towards moving into the journalism field, which he counts as his lifelong ambition.


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