This new construction GP-BELT equalizes ground contact pressure and enlarges the ground contact surface area contributing to a better grip. Improved gripping performance when cornering and controlled wear have been realized. By controlling wear, a softer compound can be used for GP-BELT. This improves gripping performance for all temperature ranges.
The use of the newly developed V-MS BELT allows the rigidity distribution of the tread to be optimized, resulting in significantly improved contact properties. Because this enabled a more uniform distribution of contact pressure, the tread makes more efficient contact and grip performance is enhanced.