'Superior on-and-off-road capabilities and rugged all-terrain performance.'
Ice performance in the Winter WildernessGet the water out, and get a grip on ice.
The Geolandar I/T-S G073, made with triple water-absorbent rubber, instantly absorbs water from icy surfaces.
'Micro Hydraplaning' on Icy Roads
The layer of water above the ice is the biggest contributor to loss of traction in winter conditions. This layer of water causes 'micro hydraplaning' on icy surfaces. A traditional rubber rides on the layer of water because the thickness of the layer of water in the -6°C to 0°C zone becomes more than 10um and undulation of the tyre surface is about 4-7um.
Removing the Water with powerful 'absorbent rubber'
YOKOHAMA's original compound technology incorporates water-absorbing compounds, putting the tyre in contact with the actual ice.