In a move to replace its Winter Slalom KS, BFGoodrich recently launched a new tire exclusively for the Canadian market: the Winter T/A KSI. It reportedly delivers extreme winter traction and serious wet performance, as well as precise handling and undeniable durability.
Here’s what the company has to say in particular…
- Traction: The tire's max sipe density furnishes numerous biting edges created for confident acceleration and braking on ice and snow, while the tire's saw-toothed groove edges are designed to provide superior grip.
- Performance: Large circumferential and wide lateral grooves, coupled with the directional tread design, sweep away slush and water. A high-density silica compound helps deliver impressive traction in sub-freezing temperatures and extended durability on warmer winter days.
- Control: Safe and precise handling is achieved through the combination of a continuous centre rib constructed to deliver sharp, on-centre road feel in any weather condition, and with locking 3D active sipes for predictable cornering and handling.
- Durability: Casing protectors in the form of rubber pads incorporated in the grooves help defend against stone drilling.
"BFGoodrich Tires has been successfully refreshing its portfolio of products in Canada since the 2013 launch of the g-Force Sport COMP-2 tire,” says Sabrina Garofalo, marketing manager for winter tires in Canada. Many of the advanced technologies found in our other popular products are particularly valuable on the road in winter, when drivers confront damp, wet or slushy conditions. A serrated shoulder profile, for instance, really makes the difference in digging you out of deep snow or getting you through snowy ruts. The bold features of this new Winter T/A KSI tire make it a perfect, seasonal bookend for drivers who don't want surprising winter conditions calling the shots on their daily fun."
Interested in buying a set of new BFGoodrich Winter T/A KSI tires? You should know that this T-speed-rated model is currently available in 32 sizes ranging from 14”-17” in diameter (a 33rd will be added by the end of the year). Prices vary from $104-$207.
Next summer, 11 additional sizes will go on sale, bringing the total to 44 between 14”-20”. BFGoodrich thus claims it will respond to 81% of the Canadian winter tire market.