YOKOHAMA BlueEarth-GT AE51
These are asymmetric pattern tyres with the rigid inside shoulder designed for comfort while the wider rib on the outside with blind grooves is claimed to deliver improved stability. On the tread pattern, the GT tyres have three wide ribs in the centre for increased circumferential rigidity and straight-line stability at speed. Wet weather performance is improved by lightning grooves and blade cut sipes which maintains tread block rigidity while displacing water from the tread. These tyres have a 2-layer carcass construction for enhanced durability and rigidity and the deformation-reducing profile is claimed to reduce heat generation, thus resulting in better fuel efficiency. Also aiding fuel efficiency are dimples on the tyre shoulder to reduce air drag. Compared to Yokohama�s earlier AE50 tyres, these AE51s have better blocks thus, evenly spreading out the contact patch, leading to better anti-uneven wear control.
We�ve been testing the Yokohama BluEarth-GT AE51 tyres, plonked onto the new Hyundai i20�s 16-inch rims. The new Made in India Yokohamas claim to improve fuel efficiency and we can also tell you that they certainly improve the ride quality as well. For more details, check out the full review in the November issue
5 YEARS YOKOHAMA WARRANTY*
*60Months for manufacturing defects and
*1.5 years from the date of manufacture or up to 50% tread wear whichever is earlier, irrespective of kilometre covered,
Terms and Conditions*- Every tyre, tube & flap manufactured and/or marketed by �Yokohama India Pvt Ltd� is warranted to be free from defects in material quality or workmanship in its first tread life & warranty period. If our examination shows that a product has failed during the warranty period mentioned in this warranty policy, we shall replace the product on a pro-rata wear basis subject to the terms and conditions of this warranty policy. The amount to be compensated for the tyre will be calculated from the percentage of tread wear. In other words, the so-called �remaining tread depth measurement system� will be applied.
The warranty is valid exclusively for the first owner actually using the covered products & is non-transferable. Tampering of any kind on our products will automatically invalidate such warranty (e.g. tampered serial number, ply rating, size of tyre, etc).
There is no other warranty or liability applicable to these products unless specified for a particular size/design, and no representative has any authority to make any representation, promise or agreement except as stated herein.
Please go to the manufacturer's official site for T&C*.