Some of today's major transport challenges

Today, increasing demands on the transportation industry mean fleet owners and managers need to maximise their productivity and minimise operational costs.

New groundbreaking DURAVIS R002

Bridgestone’s DURAVIS R002 is the best solution to help fleets lower their operational costs by significantly reducing the cost per kilometre through outstanding wear performance and optimised fuel efficiency.

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1) Based on current wear performance internal test results vs predecessors R-STEER 001, R-DRIVE 001 and R168. Sizes 315/80R22.5 for STEER and DRIVE and 385/65R22.5 for TRAILER.
2) EU Label in sizes 315/80R22.5 STEER & DRIVE and 385/65R22.5 in TRAILER.

DURAVIS R002 performance

Watch how Bridgestone DURAVIS R002 outperformed its main competitors in wet grip and braking during a TÜV SÜD test.




3) Tests carried out by TÜV SÜD on the request of Bridgestone in November 2019 at the facilities EUPG, Aprilia (Italy) for wet tests, on MAN TGX 26.500, on tyre size 315/80 R 22.5. Bridgestone DURAVIS R-STEER 002 / R-DRIVE 002 compared to the performances of main competitors in the same segment: Michelin X Multiway 3D XZE / X Multiway 3D XDE, Continental Hybrid HS3 / Hybrid HD3, Goodyear Kmax S Gen.2 / Kmax D Gen.2. Annex Report No. [713168488] Wet braking distance (60 km/h to 0 km/h) in meters: Bridgestone DURAVIS R002 (24.9), Continental Hybrid (25.3), Goodyear K-max Gen-2 (25.5), Michelin X Multiway 3D (26.1) Lateral wet grip stability (cornering) in meter/second 2: Bridgestone DURAVIS R002 (3.18), Continental Hybrid (3.14), Goodyear K-max Gen-2 (3.14), Michelin X Multiway 3D (3.15).

Already proven with over 13 fleets, 151 vehicles and over 12,322,853 kilometres*



1) Based on internal field evaluation. Status May 2019.
2) Fuel: Based on calculations with the VECTO tool / CPK: Based on internal field test and average market price. For a 4x2 tractor and trailer combination with DURAVIS R002 315/80R22.5 steer and drive, and 385/65R22.5 trailer tyres compared with the same unit fitted and under same conditions with previous generation R-STEER 001, R-DRIVE 001, and R168 tyres, for an entire fleet based on the following assumptions: fleet size of 150 tractors and trailers, 130,000 km annual mileage per truck, diesel price € 1.2/l. Please note that actual savings may vary as they depend heavily on other factors.
3) Based on values from previous generation R-STEER 001 in comparison with DURAVIS R-STEER 002, in size 315/80R22.5.
4) CO2 reduction projected for an entire fleet based on the following assumptions: fleet size of 150 tractors and trailers, 130,000 km annual mileage per truck, diesel price € 1.2/l.
 

"Our drivers are very satisfied with the good wet grip, especially when accelerating out of the round about where the previously used tyre brand could not build up sufficient traction in unloaded condition. Even on snowy roads there were no problems thanks to the reliable grip. Increased safety for our drivers!” August Gschwander, August Gschwander Transport GmbH, Germany

“Thanks to the DURAVIS proposal made by Bridgestone consultants, we have managed to increase the mileage performance while we were surprised by the excellent wet behavior. We are very satisfied with the results obtained since we have reduced our operating cost.” Javier Gandul Sanz, Transportes Candispe, Spain

August Gschwander, August Gschwander Transport GmbH, Germany

DURAVIS R002 technologies

LOW DEFORMATION PATTERN DESIGNS
»» STEER: tight pattern and 3D sipes for high cornering power
»» DRIVE: low energy pattern keeping deformation under control, enhancing tyre life and even wear
»» TRAILER: close pattern

HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPOUNDS
»» STEER and DRIVE: Hi-Silica cap compound and new tandem mixing technology

ENHANCED WATER EJECTION BY PATTERN DESIGN featuring
»» Multiple drainage features such as channels, sipes and lugs
»» Optimized contact pressure
LOW DEFORMATION PATTERN DESIGNS
»» High compression stiffness for reduced rolling resistance

HIGH PERFORMING CAP AND CARCASS COMPOUNDS
»» Low energy loss

DURAVIS R002 Tyres

  • Innovative pattern concept improving tire grip on wet surface thanks to optimized water drainage
  • Nano-pro Tech cap compound reducing energy loss and rolling resistance
  • New High Silica Cap compounds provides high wet grip & low running temperature
  • Dedicated compound mixing process for consistent wear and wet grip performance enhancement

Duravis R-STEER 002

  • Innovative pattern concept improving tire grip on wet surface thanks to optimized water drainage
  • Nano-pro Tech cap compound reducing energy loss and rolling resistance
  • New High Silica Cap compounds provides high wet grip & low running temperature
  • Dedicated compound mixing process for consistent wear and wet grip performance enhancement

Duravis R-DRIVE 002

  • Innovative pattern concept improving tire grip on wet surface thanks to optimized water drainage
  • Nano-pro Tech cap compound reducing energy loss and rolling resistance
  • New High Silica Cap compounds provides high wet grip & low running temperature
  • Dedicated compound mixing process for consistent wear and wet grip performance enhancement

Duravis R-TRAILER 002