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Technical Review

15/01/2020
Yokohama

Yokohama’s most recent launch on the Italian market is the new off-road 4x4 Geolandar X-MT G005. This model is intended for a niche market where users are looking for a sporty product, capable of dealing with mud, rocks and gravel. The Geolandar X-MT G005 provides off-road traction and features an aggressive tread pattern. It is a sturdy and durable model that promises a longer useful life. Despite its aggressive design, the Geolandar X-MT G005 goes a long way in reducing noise levels. Sizes range between 17” and 20”. In addition to its technical value in terms of resistance, strength and mud and debris expulsion, the tire looks rather “attractive”. The symmetrical tread is sturdy enough to prevent cuts and damage due to impacts.  The effectiveness of the tread design can be appreciated even on wet roads and the small sipes on the tread blocks increase grip even on slippery surfaces. The tread blocks continue on the shoulder and side of the Geolandar X-MT G005, giving it a sporty and attractive appearance for the target audience. The shoulder thus appears, and proves, to be very strong and solid, technically capable of increasing the performance of the tire. This model is also marked as "POR" which identifies products particularly suitable for off-road use (POR stands for Professional Off Road) but perfectly at home, and legal, on normal roads. The law, in fact, allows the use of “POR” marked tires on the road without any particular restrictions. The only operation to do, if the speed code on the tires is lower than what appears on the registration certificate, is to stick a label on the dashboard bearing the maximum speed reachable by these tires. 

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