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Yokohama Tire – The Highlights

In the 1960’s, the Yokohama technical team discovered a phenomenon that had yet to be explained: hydroplaning. Different demonstrations of this phenomenon attracted international attention and the Yokohama team was rewarded for their efforts. After completing a multitude of tests, Yokohama increased the number and approximation of sipes on the surface of the tire tread and they added ribs on the side to allow the water to disperse more easily.


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